Daily Archives: 29 January 2016

The “Klaus-Hemmerle” prize awarded to Noorjehan Majid, a Muslim doctor who is fighting together with the Community of Sant’Egidio against AIDS in Africa

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Noorjehan Majid was awarded with the Klaus-Hemmerle prize, an award of the Focolare Movement. She is a Muslim lady, director of the DREAM Program of the Community of Sant’Egidio in Mozambique. This award supports the commitment for the dialogue between churches, religions and cultures. The motivation for the award reads: “As a Muslim woman, Ms. Majid has committed especially towards women who are still victims of stigma and marginalization. (. . .)

14 million people are at risk of starvation in Africa. DREAM and the fight against malnutrition

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Concern for food security in Southern Africa is growing, where according to an alarming report from the WFP (http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/growing-concern-about-el-ninos-impact-southern-africa-planting-window-closes) it is estimated that about 14 million people are at risk of starvation due to the extended drought that has afflicted the region. These are the long-term effects of the climatic phenomenon known as El nino, which leads to an increase in the surface temperature of the eastern and central areas of the Pacific Ocean about every 5 years, generating knock-on effects all over the world. (. . .)