Riccardi Andrea: on the web

Riccardi Andrea: on social networks

Riccardi Andrea: press review

change language
you are in: home - news contact usnewsletterlink

Support the Community

  
May 17 2016 | BAMAKO, MALI

In Mali, the devastating effects of climate change on vulnerable people and the elderly

Sant'Egidio launches an awareness campaign to stem the damage caused by global warming

 
printable version

In these weeks, unusual heat waves have struck several African countries, with devastating consequences for the population. In Bamako, Mali, the thermometer reached 45°C degrees in the shade, the number of deaths recorded so far is 10 times higher than the seasonal average, and the elderly are the first victims.

As a result of climate change (the experts speak of a temperature increase of 2°C), from year to year, the effects of the passage of El Niño become more and more devastating. This climatic phenomenon is caused by increased sea temperatures every three to seven years, which unbalance the global weather picture. El Niño effects vary in different regions of the continent, some hit by severe floods while others by severe droughts, including the Horn of Africa to the southern regions of the continent, including Angola and Zimbabwe, but also in West Africa, especially in Mauritania and Mali.

Here the situation is particularly dramatic: the water reserves are insufficient for the population. The government has begun construction of a new network of aqueducts to increase the water supply in the capital, but the end of the works is scheduled for 2018. Meanwhile, in Mali, people die, so that there is no room in the morgues, with a serious risk of epidemics.

Faced with this serious situation, the Community of Sant'Egidio of Mali has created a public awareness campaign aimed particularly to the elderly, to provide some basic guidelines to contain the damage caused by excessive heat.

A handbook was produced in French and bamara and it is distributed in neighbourhoods, parishes, especially to the elderly and people in fragile situations. The awareness campaign continues via radio too.


 ALSO READ
• NEWS
April 25 2017
BERLIN, GERMANY

Youth, Africa and interreligious dialogue at the centre of the meeting between Andrea Riccardi and Angela Merkel

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT
March 20 2017
ROME, ITALY

Congress of the representatives of the Communities of Sant'Egidio of Africa and Latin America took place in Rome

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA | NL
February 3 2017
GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

Letter from Goma, Congo: We are the spokesperson of poor and neglected elderly of the outskirts

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR
October 13 2016
BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

A delegation of the Community of Sant'Egidio meets the President of the Central African Republic Touadéra

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | RU | HU
August 29 2016
NAIROBI, KENYA

Sant'Egidio in Nairobi to talk about peace, development and the right to care for all

IT | EN | ES | FR | PT | CA | RU | HU
July 8 2016
ABIDJAN, CÔTE D'IVOIRE

In Abidjan the meeting between the President of the Republic of Ivory Coast Alassane Ouattara and Marco Impagliazzo

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | PT | CA
all news
• PRESS
April 22 2017
L'Osservatore Romano

Senza arrendersi alla disumanità

April 20 2017
SIR

Corridoi umanitari: Caritas Italiana e Comunità di Sant’Egidio in Etiopia per aprire il primo canale dall’Africa

April 14 2017
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Il mercato della fede tra sette, miracoli e promesse di soluzione dei problemi quotidiani

March 28 2017
La Civiltà Cattolica

La corruzione che uccide

March 18 2017
Radio Vaticana

Telemedicina: nuova frontiera per la cooperazione in Africa

March 17 2017
Sette: Magazine del Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: Le politiche sulle migrazioni devono partire dai giovani africani che usano Internet e il cellulare

all press releases
• NO DEATH PENALTY
October 7 2015
UNITED STATES

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - XIII world day against the death penalty

October 5 2015
EFE

Fallece un preso japonés tras pasar 43 años en el corredor de la muerte

September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 12 2015
AFP

Arabie: trois hommes dont un Saoudien exécutés pour trafic de drogue

March 9 2015
Reuters

Australia to restate opposition to death penalty as executions loom in Indonesia

March 9 2015
AFP

Le Pakistan repousse de facto l'exécution du meurtrier d'un critique de la loi sur le blasphème

March 9 2015
AFP

Peine de mort en Indonésie: la justice va étudier un appel des deux trafiquants australiens

February 28 2015
UNITED STATES

13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

December 11 2014
MADAGASCAR

C’est désormais officiel: Madagascar vient d’abolir la peine de mort!

December 3 2014

5th Circuit Court of Appeals stops execution of Scott Panetti!

go to no death penalty
• DOCUMENTS

Declaration of the African Union on the Republican Pact"

all documents

PHOTOS

1422 visits

1368 visits

1394 visits

1344 visits

1332 visits
all the related media