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People look at the damage caused by flash floods in Derna, eastern Libya, on Sept. 11, 2023.

Floods in Libya reportedly kill up to 10,000; pope ‘deeply saddened,’ offers prayers

Sep 12, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The pope “sends the assurance of his prayers for the souls of the deceased and all who mourn,” said a... Read more

Father Alex Troncoso (left) and Father Bernardo Benegas (right) bring in supplies for flood victims in the Maule region of Chile, which experienced devastating floods in June 2023.

Priests lug in supplies to help flood victims in Chile

Jul 21, 2023

By Julieta Villar

Thousands of people had to be evacuated due to the flooding of the Maule River from heavy rains that poured... Read more

Caritas Chile has launched a campaign in support of those affected by recent floods in the central-southern areas of the country.

Caritas Chile launches campaign to aid victims of heavy rains, flooding

Jun 28, 2023

By Julieta Villar

The area has been inundated with heavy rains, causing the Maule River to overflow with at least two deaths and... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 17, 2023.

Pope Francis offers condolences after 9 die in northern Italy floods

May 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Thousands have been evacuated from the worst-hit areas, which include Ravenna, a city famous for its churches’ sixth-century Byzantine mosaics. Read more

A woman carrying a child walks along a street during a heavy rainfall in the flood-hit Dera Allah Yar town in Jaffarabad district, Balochistan province, Pakistan, on Aug. 30, 2022. Aid efforts ramped up across flooded Pakistan to help tens of millions of people affected by relentless monsoon rains that have submerged a third of the country and claimed more than 1,100 lives.

Pakistani Church leaders call for help for flood victims amid national emergency

Aug 30, 2022

By Aftab Alexander Mughal

More than 1,100 people have been killed, and more than 33 million people have been displaced or affected in some... Read more

The flag of Colombia.

Bishops ask for contributions to aid flood victims in Colombia

Jul 14, 2022

By Eduardo Berdejo

Torrential winter rains in the departments of Sucre, Córdoba, and Bolívar in northern Colombia have affected thousands of people. Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference.

Polish Catholic Church to hold day of solidarity with Europe’s flood victims as death toll rises

Jul 16, 2021

By CNA Staff

At least 120 people have died in the floods, many of them in Germany. Read more

Flood waters after a landslide in the Indian state of Kerala on August 9, 2019.

Pope Francis prays for monsoon victims in India

Aug 12, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis offered prayers and condolences Monday for the victims of monsoon flooding in southern India that has left more... Read more

Flooding after Hurricane Katrina.

Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

Aug 27, 2015

By Kate Veik

For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane... Read more

Nuns and Coerr volunteers assisting flood relief in Thailand.

Thai Catholic charity offers aid as flooding affect millions

Oct 10, 2013

With heavy rains causing season-long flooding in Thailand, the bishops' emergency relief office in the country has increased its assistance... Read more

Colorado National Guardsmen assist Boulder County authorities evacuate residents of Lyons, CO Sept. 13, 2013.

Catholic Charities prepares aid for Colo. flood victims

Sep 17, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic relief agencies in Colorado are assembling to provide long-term assistance for victims of the massive floods that have struck... Read more

Caritas Volunteers in Relief Work Action.

Relief efforts underway as flooding wreaks havoc in Philippines

Aug 21, 2013

A combination of seasonal monsoon rains and a tropical storm off the coast of the Philippines has caused massive damage... Read more