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Residents hold on to a plastic hose and an electricity wire while trying to cross a road after Typhoon Koppu hit the province of Nueva Ecija (CNS)

Relief effort hampered by struggle to communicate with some parts of the typhoon-hit region in the north of the country

A woman stands among the rubble of a destroyed building hit by tornado in Sittwe, in Burma (CNS)

Renewed fighting between the military and the Kachin Independence Army has caused more than 1,000 civilians to flee their homes

Earthmovers clear the debris at the site of a building that collapsed in an earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal earlier today (PA)

Catholic aid agency says people fear more buildings will collapse after 7.4 magnitude earthquake

St Joseph Sister Monique Niraula joins two other women in packing relief material for earthquake victims at Assumption Catholic Church in Lalitpur (CNS)

Truckloads of relief material organised by Church charities has begun reaching remote areas after earthquake

A family takes shelter  following the Nepal earthquake (CNS)

Bad weather delays Nepal relief effort

Director of Caritas Nepal says ‘logistical problems are enormous’ after Saturday’s earthquake

A group of refugees picture in northern Iraq (CNS)

Francis has sent aid money to assist people in Iraq’s Kurdistan region and northern Nigeria

People gather in Kiev to remember those killed in Ukrainian protests in 2014 (CNS)

$400,000 is being provided to relief programmes sponsored by the Catholic Church in Ukraine

Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (CNS)

Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo announced a week of prayers for ‘reconciliation, justice and peace’

A displaced woman and child flee violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar (CNS)

State-run Iraqia TV says pilot dies after crash in Sinjar mountains

Displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community gather for humanitarian aid at the Syria-Iraq border  (AP)

Tornado jets to fly to Iraq to take part in reconnaissance missions to help humanitarian mission