Caritas is launching an emergency appeal to help those displaced in Burkina Faso. Caritas Burkina Faso warns that more than 2.2 million people will go hungry in the country in coming months due to conflict and extreme weather conditions if no help is given.
In terms of the coronavirus, overcrowding can be a killer. In countries such as Bolivia the plight of prisoners has been a long-term concern for Caritas. This concern is becoming more urgent as the pandemic spreads across Latin America and the number of victims rise.