June 13, 2016

Laudato Si’ – one year on

By |13 June 2016|

One year since the launch of Laudato Si', Caritas has heard Pope Francis’ call and answered his challenge with a concrete plan of action.

May 25, 2016

Growing crisis in Burundi and region

By |25 May 2016|

Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.

Ebola response shows vital role of religious leaders

By |24 May 2016|

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul hears how faith-based organisations and religious leaders were key to ending the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

March 23, 2016

Quarter of South Sudanese face hunger

By |23 March 2016|

Millions of people in South Sudan are in desperate need of aid as the country faces its worst food crisis since independence in 2011.

Appeal for Boko Haram victims in Niger

By |23 March 2016|

People fleeing attacks by Boko Haram fighters in southeast Niger are in desperate need of aid.

More aid needed for victims of Boko Haram

By |17 March 2016|

Caritas is concerned about the worsening crisis in central Africa as thousands of people are being forced to flee Boko Haram fighters in Niger, Nigeria and Chad.

February 23, 2016

Fear and hunger stalk Burundi

By |23 February 2016|

Burundi has been on edge since April 2015 when its president, Pierre Nkurunziza, decided to run for a controversial third term in office. The political drama sparked bloody street protests, a failed coup attempt and plunged the country into its worst crisis since the end of a civil war in 2005.

Alarm as Ethiopian drought worsens

By |12 February 2016|

As Ethiopia’s long-running drought worsens, more than 10.2 million people now need food assistance for their survival and 48,000 children under five are suffering from severe malnutrition.

Hope with Caritas after escaping from trafficking

By |5 February 2016|

Caritas Nigeria has been encouraging parish priests to undertake awareness creation activities on the ills and dangers of human trafficking across 18 dioceses in Nigeria through strategic messaging on prevention.

Mercy and trafficking – ransom the captive

By |2 February 2016|

We have to work against the indifference that assigns culpability to others and absolves us of every wrongdoing. The onus therefore lies on everyone to do something to combat and prevent this modern day slavery.

January 28, 2016

Throwing a lifeline to Darfur

By |28 January 2016|

The needs of those displaced or who have been affected by the conflict in Darfur are great and wide-ranging. They range from basic needs such as water and shelter and access to health facilities but also to longer-term needs such as education and retraining and rebuilding their livelihoods.

Helping South Sudan build a future

By |20 January 2016|

By September 2015, 7.5 million people – nearly two in every three people in South Sudan were going hungry. Half of those people were suffering from severe hunger. Caritas is launching a €2.1 million euro emergency appeal for funds that will help alleviate hunger for the entirety of 2016.

Tragedy in Niger for people fleeing Boko Haram

By |5 January 2016|

Caritas says people fleeing Boko Haram fighters are facing a “tragedy” in Niger. Tens of thousands of people are living under trees or out in the open after escaping from their towns and villages in the wake of the fundamentalist insurgent advances.

December 17, 2015

Burundi on brink of catastrophe

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas Internationalis is concerned by the escalation of violence and deterioration of human rights in Burundi.

Anniversary of the convention to protect migrant workers

By |15 December 2015|

Dirty, demanding and dangerous – these are the types of jobs that migrants often find themselves doing when they leave their homes.

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