After the Zonal Coordinators' meeting in Tchitchao - Kara, some JPIC coordinators had an opportunity to visit the Immaculate Conception Parish of Badjoudé in Benin. They are Father Daisuké, the JPIC General Coordinator, Brother Benediktus Uran Wuwur, JPIC Coordinator of the Afram Zone and Father Enfrid Kowot Ujan, JPIC Coordinator of the Province of Botswana and myself as JPIC Coordinator of Togo-Benin Province.
Representatives of the Club of Roma Foundation arrived in a multi-disadvantaged region of Hungary on March 28, 2019. They together with the assistance of JPIC office of SVD dealt out 24 tons of can food to the residents of three villages. Inhabitants of Kiscsécs, Girincs, Köröm were very pleased to receive the donation.
The parish community of São Francisco Xavier, Ndunda formed a volunteer team called “Activist of Charity” with twelve volunteers from 6 different communities. The team reviewed and assessed the needs in the communities to identify destitute people such as widows, abandoned, sick, and elders who have no one to help them.
The Palu-Donggala earthquake happened at 5.02pm, local time, Friday, 28th September, 2018. It was a shallow quake, with its centre at a depth of 10 kilometers. Registered on the Richter Scale at 7.4, it caused a tsunami, liquefaction and landslides which created an horrific disaster for the people. The four districts that were most effected are Palu City, the Regency of Donggala, Sigi and Parigi Moutong.
On the picture Fr. Paulus Rahmat, SVD one of the tsunami victims.
The tsunami hit Selat Sunda on Saturday night, December 22, 2018. This was triggered by the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau which is an active volcano. The wave of tsunami hit the coastal area of Anyer, Pandeglang and Serang, Banten till Lampung. On the coast of Sumur Sub-district, in Pandeglang the waves reached 3.9 m. The earthquake has killed 426 and 23 people are missing, 7,202 people injured, and 40,386 people displaced.
“From its very beginning the Arnoldus Family has been facing and responding to the serious social problems of the times. In this tradition, we have continued working on the social issues. Living in the present world, where people are suffering from so many different and complex social problems, we felt that our response needed to be embedded more than ever in JPIC.