Pope Francis calls for peace in Libya

Pope Francis on Sunday urged political and military leaders in Libya to end their hostilities and called on the international community to take “to heart” the plight of migrants trapped in the lawless nation. During his weekly blessing overlooking St. Peter’s Square, the pontiff called for “an end to the violence” and a path toward … Continue reading Pope Francis calls for peace in Libya

Responsive risk management structures lacking in Indonesia

      The death toll from a tsunami on the Indonesian island of Java and Sumatra jumped to at least 373, as rescue workers stepped up efforts to reach many areas swept away by the deadly waves. The tsunami hit the Indonesian strait on Saturday almost without warning in the darkness, smashing into houses, … Continue reading Responsive risk management structures lacking in Indonesia

China delivers humanitarian aid to quake-hit Ecuador.

The Chinese government delivered 60 million yuan (about 9.5 million U.S. dollars) worth of humanitarian aid materials to tens of thousands of victims in the deadly earthquake in Ecuador. Four planeloads of aid arrived at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport of Quito, the capital of Ecuador, Wednesday. One more cargo plane will get to Ecuador … Continue reading China delivers humanitarian aid to quake-hit Ecuador.