Three young men - Yancuba, Amadou and Berete - were Pope Francis’ special guests at his Wednesday General Audience at the Vatican at the launch of Caritas’ ‘Share the Journey’ campaign.
Caritas respects fundamental right of people to migrate to improve their lives or because of instability.
Caritas youth was celebrated at World Youth Day 2016 with Cardinal Luis Tagle and young people from Caritas from across the world.
The eight Millennium Development Goals represent the basic human dignities which everyone of us should have. They seek to reduce hunger and poverty in Senegal and everywhere else in the world. Caritas members are working hard towards the targets. Backing up their work on the ground with advocacy, Caritas Internationalis launched its web-based campaign "Voices Against Poverty" in Australia in September.
On Tuesday 8 February, Secours Catholique (Caritas France), together with the Association des cités du Secours Catholique (ACSC), ran a workshop on the lack of free movement of persons. The participants recreated migrants' journeys via a board game, and were able to communicate with immigrants in Paris via videoconferencing.
On 9 February at the WSF in Dakar, Secours Catholique and its partners held a workshop called "Migrants: give them a dignified welcome!" Bagayoko Seckna, coordinator of the Malian branch of the international NGO Environment and Development Action in the Third World (ENDA-TM), raised the issue of child migrants and their difficult living conditions.
On Tuesday 8 February, during the World Social Forum, Caritas Internationalis held a workshop on migration as a consequence of climate change. Caritas members will return to this issue in their countries and contribute towards solutions.
By Clémence Richard from Secours Catholique-Caritas France Dakar, 2 pm: Under the burning sun, Sfax Place in the city centre is filling with crowds of marchers. African women dressed in colourful outfits dance to the rhythm of a tune that goes: “Solidarity with the women from all over the world”. Further down, Amnesty International shows ...