Over 490,000 people have been displaced and are sheltering in over 500 sites across flood-affected areas of Malawi, as communities begin to reckon with the damage wrought by the Tropical Cyclone Freddy weather system, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Malawi and Mozambique caught in dire consequences of Cyclone Freddie
Pope, Anglican, Presbyterian leaders ask for prayers before trip
Pope Francis is scheduled to fly first to Congo for a visit Jan. 31-Feb. 3 before meeting up in Juba, South Sudan, with Anglican Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury and the Rev. Iain Greenshields, moderator of the Church of Scotland.
Cameroon: Archbishop shocked after landslide kills at least 14 at funeral
The mourners had gathered at a soccer field at the base of a 65-foot-high soil embankment to mourn one of their deceased relatives.
Accra church officials help residents flooded out by dam overspill
The dam, located in the Weija-Gbawe Municipality in the Greater Accra Region, serves as the source of potable water for more than half of the 5.4 million population of the national capital.
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In focus: West Virginia abortion ban, transgender mandate blocked, Pakistan bishops seek more flood relief
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In the spotlight: John Paul I beatification, Pakistan flooding, Gorbachev death
Nation/World news briefs: Sept. 6, 2022
In focus: Kidnapped sister freed, devastating floods in Pakistan, school year begins in Ukraine
German churches pray, provide aid as European flooding death toll climbs
More than 195 people have been confirmed dead, while hundreds more remained missing after a record rainfall caused dams to burst and rivers to overflow into towns and streets across western Germany, Belgium, as well as parts of the Netherlands, Switzerland and northern France.