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Caritas appeal for Senegal

Catholic World News - April 15, 2014

Caritas Internationalis, the Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies, has issued an appeal on behalf of Senegal.

“Recent poor harvests, climatic factors, natural disasters and a sharp rise in food prices in 2007-2008 have edged poor families further into poverty and hunger,” Caritas said in a statement. “Almost a fifth of households in Senegal are going hungry. The situation is predicted to worsen over the next few months.”

The West African nation of 13.3 million is 94% Muslim and 5% Catholic.

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