November 16, 2015

Rights of the Child protected by Caritas in Swaziland

By |16 November 2015|

The right to “life, survival and development”, to “education and health care”, to “participation” are all protected under the Convention on the Rights of the Child which is commemorating its 26th anniversary.
  • Hanna Loha and her family benefits from Caritas Drought Recovery and Rehabilitation project (DRR). Caritas supplies improved seeds for cash crops and vegetables as well as technical support. Photo by Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat
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    Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

By |13 November 2015|

Massive food shortages, leaving millions of people hungry, and environmental degradation were two of the issues discussed during Ethiopia Catholic Church Partners’ annual coordination meeting was held on November 5-6, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

Together as one human family on migration and mobility

By |11 November 2015|

The Valetta Summit is an opportunity for the EU and its African counterparts to begin addressing together social injustice and poverty, and to foster resilience against emerging conflicts and crises.
  • Ambulance drivers in Sierra Leone. One rule the ambulance drivers follow in order to show respect for the deceased and their family is to not use the vehicle’s siren. Photo by Louise Norton/ CAFOD
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    Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

By |6 November 2015|

On the eve of Sierra Leone being declared ebola-free, Caritas says the impact of the epidemic is likely to linger long into the future in the West African country.

September 29, 2015

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    How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

By |29 September 2015|

Pope Francis throws open a challenge to leaders of states and governments to go beyond making the UN a mere chatter house and to not fall into ‘a declarational nominalism’, where the fashion is to always make declarations ‘without teeth’.

The importance of the Sustainable Development Goals

By |15 September 2015|

Towards the end of September, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be adopted by member states at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. These goals will set the tone and direction for development and aid over the next 15 years.

August 28, 2015

Inside Calais’s migrant camp

By |28 August 2015|

For some migrants, Calais is the last stage of their journey before reaching the United Kingdom. For others, it’s a limbo. “Jungle 2” is a new site for the migrants, tolerated by the local authorities. There are between 2000 and 3000 people there. Secours Catholique (Caritas France) is working with others to improve the conditions there.

Religious leaders in CAR awarded for peace efforts

By |20 August 2015|

Christian and Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic received an international award for their role in preventing sectarian war in their country.
  • Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga on a peace mission in CAR last year with his Muslima and Protestant counterpart. Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis
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    Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

By |17 August 2015|

The Caritas-backed Interfaith Peace Platform aimed at ending conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is the recipient of the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize. Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, President of Caritas Central Africa, will be among the recipients.

July 16, 2015

Financing for Development: ambition was lacking

By |16 July 2015|

The Addis Ababa Conference should indicate countries' levels of political will to define "their transformative agenda" in order to eradicate poverty and tackle climate change challenges. Unfortunately, it rather revealed the predominance of short-term national interests and unconditional recourse to an unsupervised private sector.
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    Caritas leader in Central Africa selected for humanitarian award

Caritas leader in Central Africa selected for humanitarian award

By |10 July 2015|

The president of Caritas Central African Republic is one of three people to be chosen for an international award for their work in inter-religious dialogue.

June 25, 2015

Appeal of child orphaned by Ebola

By |25 June 2015|

Caritas was part of an event on the psychological needs of children whose parents had died of Ebola as the virsus swept three West African countries last year. Participants were moved by the words of one young girl.

Refugees from Burundi find shelter in Rwanda

By |23 June 2015|

Burundians have fled political violence to neighbouring countries like Rwanda, where Caritas is helping them by providing food.

Gardens of safety in Chad from Africa’s wars

By |23 June 2015|

Caritas is giving families orginally from Chad and who have now returned agricultural training, tools and seeds so that they can become self sufficient.

A childhood on the streets in Djibouti

By |22 June 2015|

Caritas gets a large number of children into basic schooling and a small group of adolescents into a vocational college where they can learn a trade.

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