October 30, 2014

Ebola paralyses Sierra Leonean city

By |30 October 2014|

Our whole city Kenema was worst hit at the outbreak of this dreadful Ebola virus. Many families have been wiped out and many children have been orphaned. There are also many widows and widowers who lost their partners to Ebola. People are traumatised and stigmatised.

Ebola crisis calls for greater response

By |28 October 2014|

Caritas and Catholic Church leaders will meet on 4 November in Rome to discuss scaling up their actions in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Cocoa companies support Ebola response

By |15 October 2014|

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced a donation of $600,000 to support Ebola care and prevention efforts being carried out in West Africa by Caritas and the IFRC.

Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

By |15 October 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal for €2.5 million, (US$3 million) to help over 50,000 of the neediest people as severe food crisis looms in early 2015.

September 29, 2014

‘No touch’ rules in Africa after Ebola

By |29 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis health expert Monsignor Robert J. Vitillo is in Monrovia in Liberia, helping the local Church in its Ebola response. He finds a country and a people transformed by the killer virus.

Ebola-hit West Africa faces food shortages

By |24 September 2014|

As Ebola spreads through West Africa, even healthy people are suffering from the disease’s economic fallout. Markets are sometimes closed and travel is restricted.

The family in a time of economic crisis

By |23 September 2014|

At a time when people need more than ever to have a family around them to help cushion the repeated blows dealt by this time of crisis, people are finding themselves increasingly alone and isolated. Even when they have a family, people often don’t feel valued as part of society.

Boko Haram threatens Nigeria’s Home of Peace

By |12 September 2014|

A humanitarian crisis in underway in in north east Nigeria as thousands flee militants. Caritas Nigeria is providing aid.

Strong families are our best defence against poverty

By |11 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Family will host a one-day seminar on the role of the family in the global economic crisis. The meeting will look at how Caritas as the charitable arm of the Church can work through families to better promote development.

August 27, 2014

Church networks battle Ebola

By |27 August 2014|

Using the expertise gained through years of tackling HIV, Caritas and Catholic Church staff are combating Ebola as the deadly virus spreads in Africa.

Darfur: A day in the life

By |8 August 2014|

For the last ten years Caritas's partner Norwegian Church Aid(NCA) have been at the forefront of running life-line services for camp residents. Babiker, an NCA aid worker, who comes from the area, takes us through a typical day's work.

Darfur ten years after

By |6 August 2014|

Ten years since the conflict began in Darfur 1.4 million people are still living in camps. CAFOD’s Nana Anto-Awuakye has recently returned from Darfur and shares her reflections on what life is like for Darfur’s camp communities.

Darfur voices: Farming hands

By |4 August 2014|

People are finding it increasingly difficult to return to their villages because of the ongoing conflict between government and rebel groups and the inter-ethnic fighting between tribes, and so they are doing what they can to make a life for themselves inside the camps.

Darfur voices: Vulnerable families

By |4 August 2014|

Caritas’s partner Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) provided vulnerable families like *Rawia's with household items.

Darfur voices: Providing water

By |4 August 2014|

One of the great successes of NCA’s incredible ten-year, humanitarian programme in Darfur is how together with residents, the organisation brought water to the camp.

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