NAIROBI, Kenya - The apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Mogadishu, Somalia, called on the world to "pay attention to the plight of Somali people" as they face critical food shortages because of a crippling drought.

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NAIROBI, Kenya (CNS) – As it loses its grip in the Middle East, the Islamic State is finding a foothold in Somalia, said a bishop who oversees the Catholic Church in the troubled country.
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With the final numbers in, the Canadian government is kicking in $21.3 million to protect 20 million people in Africa and Yemen from imminent starvation, but Canada’s Catholic development agency is continuing to collect more funds even as Ottawa closes down its matching fund program.

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NAIROBI, Kenya – About 2,000 Kenyans along the coast near Somalia have taken refuge in two churches and a school, fleeing increased attacks from suspected al-Shabab militants.

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An interfaith donation blitz on behalf of 20 million people threatened with famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen has resulted in $3.8 million headed overseas in the name of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.

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NAIROBI, Kenya – In Dadaab, the world's largest refugee complex in northeast Kenya, Somali refugees are caught in a very delicate and complex situation and Bishop Joseph Alessandro of Garissa, Kenya, is determined to help the world understand their plight.

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There are 20 million people on the edge of starvation in just four countries and Development and Peace thinks we should do something about it.

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NAIROBI, Kenya – Bishop Giorgio Bertin of Djibouti urged the international community to focus on alleviating the drought in Somalia as 6 million people experience severe food shortages and contend with the al-Shabab extremist group.

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The Somalia-based Islamist militant group al-Shabab is distributing food to drought-stricken residents in southern parts of the war-torn country, as fears of impending famine grow.

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MINNEAPOLIS – Suad Gele didn't know about the incoming U.S. president – or his proposed policies' potential impact on immigrants and refugees – when she came to the United States as a refugee in December 2016.

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NAIROBI, Kenya – As presidential elections approach in Somalia, the bishop who serves as apostolic administrator sees signs of hope, but he says changes are needed.

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NAIROBI, Kenya – Jesuit Refugee Service has urged Kenya to reconsider its plans to close camps that host hundreds of thousands of Somali and South Sudanese refugees.

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NAIROBI, Kenya - Kenya's bishops offered condolences to military families "who lost their loved ones" during an al-Shabab attack on Kenyan soldiers stationed in Somalia.

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OXFORD, England - An international report has warned that Christians face worsening mistreatment worldwide and called for "urgent action" by Western governments and church leaders.

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NAIROBI, Kenya - Christian and Muslim leaders united June 17 to demand government action after a deadly terror attack in Kenya’s coastal region.

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