About Caritas InternationalisCaritas Internationalis is the global confederation of 164 Catholic organisations working on behalf of the poor. It is the arm through which the Church delivers its moral mission to help the most vulnerable and excluded people, whatever their religion or race.
September 9, 2015
By Caritas Internationalis|5 September 2015|Caritas Greece provided 2000 food kits to refugees and migrants crossing from Greece into Macedonia, as staff describe scene of unforgetable misery and heartbreak.
By Caritas Internationalis|4 September 2015|Msgr. Antun Cirimotic, secretary general of Caritas Macedonia, says the aim is to help the migrants and refugees travelling through the country by providing them water, food and hygiene materials, so that they have enough until they reach Serbia.
By Caritas Internationalis|3 September 2015|Caritas launches appeal to help refugees and migrants crossing Serbia, providing 100,000 people with food, water, counselling, sleeping bags, health and clothes.
By Caritas Internationalis|2 September 2015|Greece is being overwhelmed by refugees and migrants, with a spike in the number of arriving this year. They’re mostly from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. They’re fleeing war and poverty. Caritas aid has reached the islands of Kos and Chios.
August 28, 2015
By Caritas Internationalis|28 August 2015|For some migrants, Calais is the last stage of their journey before reaching the United Kingdom. For others, it’s a limbo. “Jungle 2” is a new site for the migrants, tolerated by the local authorities. There are between 2000 and 3000 people there. Secours Catholique (Caritas France) is working with others to improve the conditions there.
By Caritas Internationalis|25 August 2015|At a global level it is time to act. For too long governments have thought that they could solve human mobility with half-hearted measures. It is now time to act, to show solidarity, give protection to those who need it, enhance the efforts for peace and invest in development.
By Caritas Internationalis|21 August 2015|A well-known AIDS researcher affirms the goal of Caritas Internationalis “HAART for Children Campaign,” which began in 2009 to promote early diagnosis and treatment of mothers and children living with HIV infection
By Caritas Internationalis|21 August 2015|Migrants fleeing poverty and persecution in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are trying to get to the European Union through Turkey, Macedonia and Serbia. They face harsh conditions.
By Caritas Internationalis|20 August 2015|Christian and Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic received an international award for their role in preventing sectarian war in their country.
By Caritas Internationalis|17 August 2015|The Caritas-backed Interfaith Peace Platform aimed at ending conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is the recipient of the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize. Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, President of Caritas Central Africa, will be among the recipients.
By Caritas Internationalis|7 August 2015|One of the many things that gets left behind when a family is uprooted by war, is a child’s education. If left without schooling for a prolonged time, the long-term effects on a child’s life and possibilities can be devastating.
By Caritas Internationalis|6 August 2015|The most vulnerable to slavery conditions are those who, due to poverty, lack of other possibilities or indebtedness, accept irregular work and fall prey to traffickers who severely exploit them and make it impossible for them to leave.
By Caritas Internationalis|6 August 2015|Wesal Badel’s home used to feel more like a cave than a house. It was made of clay and there were no windows for light or ventilation and the lack of a front door meant snakes and scorpions often found their way in.