Every year on November 6, the UN observes the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. It seeks to make people aware of the consequences that war and conflict have on the environment.
As the 40th anniversary of the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in 2020, 40,000 trees will be planted in Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand to strengthen their social and ecological systems.
Salesian Sisters in Cambodia have been distributing food materials and cooked meals to those affected by the Covid pandemic packed in banana leaves. The nuns inspired both volunteers and the food recipients to care for the environment and minimize the use of plastic.