About Michelle Hough

Michelle spent two and a half years as web content editor and writer for the UN World Food Programme in Rome prior to joining Caritas Internationalis. Before that she was a news journalist for Vatican Radio’s English section where she covered the death of Pope John Paul II and the election of Pope Benedict XVI, she also reported on Church issues and international news. She speaks English, Italian, French and some Spanish.

February 5, 2015

African migrant exploited for labour in Italy

By |5 February 2015|

The employers know that they can do what they want with you when you’ve not got your documents.

Day of prayer against human trafficking

By |5 February 2015|

“Governments, employers and consumers need to send a clear signal that trafficking will not be tolerated. The life of Josephine Bakhita inspires us to step up our actions on ending this crime.”

January 9, 2015

CRS working for a prosperous and independent Haiti

By |9 January 2015|

Catholic Relief Services (a US member of the Caritas confederation) has been working in Haiti for 50 years. The morning after the 12th January 2010 earthquake, CRS staff members who had lived through the disaster themselves were aiding survivors.

Five years after Haiti earthquake

By |5 January 2015|

The Haiti earthquake was one of the biggest emergencies Caritas has ever dealt with. Over 300,000 people died as a result of the massive tremor and over a million people were without a home.

December 23, 2014

Help the victims of Darfur’s forgotten conflict in 2015

By |23 December 2014|

Caritas/ACT Alliance* are seeking €5.3 million (US$6.8 million) to fund programmes they are supporting in Darfur in 2015.

Pope Francis and Caritas working for peace

By |23 December 2014|

Caritas organisations around the world live and breathe the words of Pope Francis' message for peace.

November 12, 2014

Children and their rights in Ghana

By |12 November 2014|

Caritas projects across the world work to ensure the fundamental rights of children are protected so that children can grow and flourish. Even if you take away a child’s voice, you can’t take away their rights.

October 1, 2014

Italy remembers migrant boat tragedy

By |1 October 2014|

For the first time since the Second World War, over 50 million people find themselves uprooted from their homes across the globe.

June 4, 2014

  • If I get my papers I hope to have a bright future because I’m living in Europe,” says Aashif (far right). Credit : Hough/Caritas
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    Strength, courage and confidence on the migrant journey from Bangladesh to Italy

Strength, courage and confidence on the migrant journey from Bangladesh to Italy

By |4 June 2014|

Caritas provides clothes, Italian and geography lessons and some of the food. The migrants should stay in the centre just a few days, but Italy is struggling to find longer-term accommodation for migrants because so many have been arriving.

April 3, 2014

Earthquake in Chile

By |3 April 2014|

Caritas in Chile has set up an emergency committee. It is in contact with dioceses to assess the damage and needs.

March 28, 2014

Caritas sister hits the road to fight hunger in Namibia

By |28 March 2014|

Namibia is currently facing its worst drought in 30 years. Almost half of the 2.2 million population has been suffering from hunger. Sr Aida has been spending a lot of time on the road trying organise the Caritas response.

February 3, 2014

Immigrants to Italy face discrimination

By |3 February 2014|

I’ve spoken to many Italians who’ve told me they want their kids to go abroad to work when they’re older, because there are few job opportunities in Italy.

January 29, 2014

Lifting the lid on human trafficking

By |29 January 2014|

Pope Francis says human trafficking is a crime against humanity. Caritas and other Christian organisations work together through COATNET to expose the crime.

Buying and selling people

By |21 January 2014|

Almost 21 million people are the victims of trafficking. The vast majority are from Asia and are women. Christian organisations supported by Caritas Internationalis are working together to combat trafficking.

July 26, 2013

Young pilgrims fly the flag for Latin America

By |26 July 2013|

Not even the rain could dampen the spirits of the hundreds of World Youth Day pilgrims who went to the church of Santo Aghostino on the outskirts if Rio de Janeiro to hear the catechesis of Caritas president, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga this morning.

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