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.
July 29, 2014
By Caritas Internationalis|28 July 2014|Jalila Ayyad, the first Christian casualty in the conflict in Gaza, died in her home yesterday when a shell hit. One of her sons, Jeries, is in hospital with serious wounds. Caritas Jerusalem is trying to evacuate him out of Gaza to East Jerusalem.
By Caritas Internationalis|24 July 2014|Caritas Internationalis (CI) calls on both parties in the Gaza conflict to agree to a permanent ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to get through and for the human rights of Palestinians to be protected.
By Caritas Internationalis|24 July 2014|Caritas urges governments to increase efforts to protect the dignity and rights of trafficked people on the first ever World Day of Trafficking in Persons (30th July).
By Caritas Internationalis|22 July 2014|The Caritas emergency programme will provide medical supplies and medicines to four hospitals plus fuel for generators. Two thousand families will receive food parcels and 500 families will be given blankets.
By Caritas Internationalis|22 July 2014|In order to stimulate attention from governments and pharmaceutical companies, Caritas initiated a child advocacy program, the Prescription for Life Letter Writing Campaign, which encourages children to write letters to governments and drug companies to advocate for children with HIV across the world.
By Caritas Internationalis|22 July 2014|As South-East Asians increasingly migrate overseas in search of work, there is concern over the growing number of family members, particularly children, left behind in the home countries.
By Caritas Internationalis|21 July 2014|Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, emphasized the importance of putting people first in the fight against AIDS, and reported “we have seen HIV infections drop by 38% since 2001
By Caritas Internationalis|14 July 2014|Caritas and other organisations will look at progress made on HIV/AIDS during a three-day faith-based conference in Melbourne, Australia, ahead of the International AIDS Conference.
By Caritas Internationalis|11 July 2014|Over 90 Gazans have been killed following four days of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. Militants have also been firing hundreds of rockets from Gaza into Israel. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the situation ‘is on a knife-edge’.
By Caritas Internationalis|9 July 2014|Morocco used to be a ‘transit country’ for migrants – one through which they would pass on their way to Europe. Now, more and more migrants are settling in Morocco. Europe wants Morocco to be a ‘guardian’ so the migrants stay there.