August 18, 2017

  • Caritas increases the number of chemical toilets, and its distribution of aid such as clothes, shoes and nappies.
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    World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

By |18 August 2017|

From the very onset of the crisis in summer 2015, Caritas field workers and volunteers moved into action along the south-east European transit routes and in destination countries, helping refugees and migrants meet their most pressing needs.

July 24, 2017

  • Caritas working with Catholic Church dioceses to support the County governments as they develop their capacities to sustainably tap and exploit precious water reserves in Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, or ASALs. Photo by Nancy McNally/Catholic Relief Services
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    Engagement and collaboration with the governments still needed to implement SDGs on the ground

Engagement and collaboration with the governments still needed to implement SDGs on the ground

By |24 July 2017|

Caritas Sierra Leone and Caritas Kenya provided examples of meaningful engagement with governments to implement the SDGs on the ground. Caritas called for stronger signs of political will at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on SDGs

UN meeting on SDGs must address lack of political will

By |11 July 2017|

Caritas delegates will be at the United Nations in New York for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

June 22, 2017

Overcoming drought in Kenya

By |22 June 2017|

Thanks to Catholic Relief Services and the the Diocese of Lodwar, boreholes in Turkana have been repaired and small scale farmers given support to utilise local water.

Pope Francis donates to Caritas for South Sudan

By |21 June 2017|

Pope Francis will supportCaritas for its work in South Sudan on providing tools and seeds for hungry people as they face extreme hunger.

Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

By |19 June 2017|

Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation at a meeting on in Abuja, Nigeria and discuss the role of faith-based organisations in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support across Africa, with a focus on paediatric HIV.
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    Strengthening faith-based work on children with HIV in Africa

Strengthening faith-based work on children with HIV in Africa

By |13 June 2017|

Caritas Internationalis is joining hands with UNAIDS, PEPFAR and Caritas Nigeria in supporting a regional consultation on the theme "Early Diagnosis and Treatment for HIV-positive Children: Strengthening Engagement of Faith-Based Organisations".

Caritas responds to East Africa food crisis

By |8 June 2017|

Caritas is currently funding 140 aid projects aimed at providing assistance for more than 4.3 million people in need. Around two thirds of Caritas programmes focus on food security and livelihoods.

Humanitarian tragedy unfolds in Lake Chad

By |6 June 2017|

People forced from their homes by Boko Haram flee to Chad to live in communities already struggling with poverty.

Caritas Nigeria worker escapes Boko Haram

By |5 June 2017|

Caritas Nigeria staff member Samuel Akorokpor was attacked in Borno on 31 May by Boko Haram fighters.

Church provides aid as starvation grips South Sudan

By |2 June 2017|

After decades of war, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011. However, renewed conflict since mid-2016 has created a catastrophe of biblical proportions.
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    Millions displaced in Kasai province as violence continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Millions displaced in Kasai province as violence continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By |1 June 2017|

Violence between insurgents and regular armed forces, at least 400 deaths and more than one million people displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

May 4, 2017

Hunger hits cattle herders in Somaliland

By |4 May 2017|

Half the population of Somaliland, 2 million people, is struggling to survive hunger that has swept across Somalia. More than half the country are going hungry. Some 185,000 children could die of starvation.

April 28, 2017

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

By |28 April 2017|

Drought and civil conflict have led to food crises across East Africa. Parts of South Sudan are already experiencing famine. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating.

Life improves for Burundian refugees in Rwanda

By |24 April 2017|

Since May 2015, Caritas has been helping the most vulnerable. They number more than 7,000 people, including the sick, the mentally and physically disabled, single mothers, women alone, nursing women, children, the elderly and refugees who have been traumatised. No way can they be abandoned!