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Extracts from e- News, 24 September 2021

  • MYANMAR: During this week nearly all the 8.000 residents of Thantlang a town in Myanmar have fled due to the continuous fighting between the army and militia forces opposed to the military coup. The Junta artillery shells destroyed houses and church by firing heavy weapons. This is not the first town who was affected by the struggles. During these months the Junta keep the violence in the country and especially to those who resist. Let’s continue our prayers and efforts to raise the voice of the Myanmar people who are suffering so much without having any sense of hope.
  • YEMEN: Almost 16 million of people in Yemen are “marching to starvation” according to the World Food Programme who explained that food rations will be cut in October. During the UN General Assembly’s annual meeting some countries offered their support that is not yet enough. Yemen has been in a civil war since 2014, when rebels took control of the capital of Sanaa and mostly the northern part of the country. The war has deteriorated into a deadlock and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Let’s pray together for the world leaders to put pressure on all the parties to end the war and suffering of the Yemeni people.
  • MIGRANTS: We pray together for our migrants’ brothers and sisters who are on the border between Belarus and Poland stranded in a forest. The night temperatures are decreasing below freezing, four people were reported to have died. Many people are trying to cross the border and Poland aid workers and journalists are not allowed to enter the border zone. Let’s increase our efforts through our congregations and organizations who work with migrants to take actions and hear the cry of our brothers and sisters who are living in extreme conditions.
  • REGISTER TO THE JPIC PROMOTERES FORMATION WORKSHOP: DATES: From 29 November to 3 December 2021. THEME: “Laudato Si and Justice in the World. Continuing the narrative”. This Formation Workshop will provide tools needed to animate members of their Congregation and/ or their place of ministry. Link for registration: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q8PJMFQ