June 12, 2017

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    Central American bishop calls for action on migration crisis

Central American bishop calls for action on migration crisis

By |12 June 2017|

The Northern Triangle – Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador – faces a serious security and forced displacement crisis, owing to extreme levels of violence coupled with acute poverty.

May 23, 2017

  • Trocaire (Caritas in Ireland) together with local partners put in place disaster plans for communities facing the threat of flooding. Photo by Martin Calix/Trocaire
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    UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

By |23 May 2017|

Caritas says a major UN forum in Cancun, Mexico on how to better protect people from future disasters must put local communities first.

April 24, 2017

Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

By |24 April 2017|

During meetings at the UN in New York 22 April to 1 May, community leaders supported by the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial network (REPAM) will raise the plight of their people. Caritas is a member of REPAM.

March 14, 2017

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    Caritas calls for action on the plight of solo refugee and migrant children

Caritas calls for action on the plight of solo refugee and migrant children

By |14 March 2017|

Caritas is urging that proper protection be given to the millions of children who now make up an astonishing half of the world’s total refugees.

February 1, 2017

An invitation to pray for the victims of human trafficking

By |1 February 2017|

Caritas organisations and supporters are invited to pray for the child and adolescent victims of human trafficking on 8th February.

December 10, 2016

Integration of migrants must be focus

By |10 December 2016|

Caritas Internationalis says this Human Rights Day 10 December that more must be done to ensure integration for migrants and refugees.

November 22, 2016

  • Hurricane Matthew devastated southern Haiti. Copyright: Marie Arago/Catholic Relief Services
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    COP22 sends positive signals but does not protect the poor from climate

COP22 sends positive signals but does not protect the poor from climate

By |22 November 2016|

Following COP22, Caritas urges more action and clarification on key issues over the next two years to ensure the Paris Agreement really delivers for the poor.

Bringing light to the child migrants in our midst

By |17 November 2016|

On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, Caritas appeals for all possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.

October 24, 2016

  • The One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking conference took place 5-7 September. It was organised by Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and hosted by Caritas Nigeria. Photo by Caritas/Anna Bartošová
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    Caritas working against human trafficking at an international level

Caritas working against human trafficking at an international level

By |24 October 2016|

Caritas not only helps trafficked people by giving practical help and advice in towns and villages, but we also try to influence public opinion and advocate to key players as the Pope has called us to do.

The right to decent housing as part of our common home

By |14 October 2016|

Wars, disasters, poverty and a lack of city planning and protection of human rights means a large proportion of the world's population doesn’t have access to adequate housing.

World Food Day: Food for All?

By |14 October 2016|

World Food Day this 16 October reminds the world again of the imperative to free humanity from hunger. Yet, today’s reality leaves us with a sense of deep discouragement.
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    Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

By |12 October 2016|

Caritas upholds the position that human rights regarding cities and adequate housing should be at the heart of the New Urban Agenda.

September 26, 2016

  • Caritas Lebanon registering Syrian refugees seeking shelter. Copyright: Caritas Switzerland
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    Vatican on importance of religious organisations in migrant crisis

Vatican on importance of religious organisations in migrant crisis

By |26 September 2016|

The Vatican secretary of state addressed a side event on migrants and refugees co-organised by Caritas and the ICMC at the United Nations.
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    Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

By |23 September 2016|

The simple tenet of sharing food with others who have none runs through all religions. The act of ‘breaking bread’ was the inspiration for the eponymous event held on 21 September during the UN General Assembly’s High Level Week in New York.
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    Do the human traffickers see human beings in those they are exploiting?

Do the human traffickers see human beings in those they are exploiting?

By |21 September 2016|

At the One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking conference, trafficking victims describe how easy it can be to fall prey to traffickers and how hard it can be to escape.