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.

Breaking Bread towards zero hunger

By |16 September 2016|

Different community and faith leaders will come together on the evening of 21 September at the United Nations in New York to “break bread” in a celebration of a shared commitment to achieving zero hunger in our lifetime.

UN must do more to protect migrants and refugees

By |15 September 2016|

Ahead of the first ever UN summit on migrants and refugees in New York, Caritas Internationalis and Jesuit Refugee Services are calling for concrete change.

Eradicating human trafficking commitment

By |9 September 2016|

Faith-based organisations from over 40 countries agreed at a meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to combine forces and work more closely together on stopping human trafficking.

Principles on minor migrants

By |6 September 2016|

Organisations, including Caritas Internationalis, have joined together to create a short document of recommended international ‘Principles’ as a reference tool on children affected by migration.
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    International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

By |1 September 2016|

Caritas is committed to fighting against the sale and trafficking of men, women and children into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers.

August 9, 2016

Ten key questions on migration

By |9 August 2016|

Sixty million people were either refugees or forcibly displaced in 2015. Martina Liebsch, head of policy and advocacy at Caritas Internationalis, looks at why such large movements of people are challenging nations and individuals.

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