Philippines rises up after Typhoon Haiyan

By |16 April 2014|

With relief activities beginning to wind down in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the focus is now shifting on providing longer-term recovery support to build back their lives better and reduce reliance on emergency aid.

Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

By |9 April 2014|

Pakistan’s desert regions of Cholistan in the southern Punjab and Tharparkar in Sindh are facing a hunger crisis. Caritas Pakistan is providing food and medical aid to those most in need.
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    Protecting Nepalese children from trafficking and unsafe migration

Protecting Nepalese children from trafficking and unsafe migration

By |25 March 2014|

Through a combination of awareness-raising programmes, radio outreach and training, Caritas Nepal is working to prevent human trafficking, unsafe migration and violence against women along some of Nepal's border areas.

Concern in Sri Lanka over activist arrests

By |18 March 2014|

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the arrests of two human rights defenders, Fr. Praveen Mahesan and Ruki Fernando, under anti-terrorism laws in Kilinochchi at the weekend.

Severe drought in Pakistan

By |17 March 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal to help families in the desert region of Tharparkar in Pakistan. They are facing a food crisis brought about by severe drought.
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    Third anniversary of the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami: Message of the President of Caritas Japan

Third anniversary of the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami: Message of the President of Caritas Japan

By |6 March 2014|

Three years have passed since the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Tohoku area of Japan which destroyed and changed lives of so many people in Japan. More than seventeen thousand lives were taken away.

Lenten 2014 message: Equality, simplicity and sharing

By |5 March 2014|

Lenten message from Cardinal Oscar Andrès Rodríguez Maradiaga SDB, President of Caritas Internationalis."Each of us can live more simply, consume less, waste less and be more conscious of our choices."

Lifting the lid on human trafficking

By |29 January 2014|

Pope Francis says human trafficking is a crime against humanity. Caritas and other Christian organisations work together through COATNET to expose the crime.

Buying and selling people

By |21 January 2014|

Almost 21 million people are the victims of trafficking. The vast majority are from Asia and are women. Christian organisations supported by Caritas Internationalis are working together to combat trafficking.
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    Food and shelter distributions going well in typhoon-hit Philippines

Food and shelter distributions going well in typhoon-hit Philippines

By |17 December 2013|

In total, Caritas Switzerland is supporting 9,000 families on Bantayan and neighbouring islands – some of them only reachable by small fishing boats.

Clean water for Philippines typhoon survivors

By |17 December 2013|

Caritas member Catholic Relief Services is providing clean water and sanitation for more than 100,000 people around Palo.

Philippines one month after: A personal reflection

By |16 December 2013|

In Palo, the diocesan driver told us how he huddled together with his family at the height of the storm as their roof was blown away and watched in fear as three big waves came in succession towards their village
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    Aid efforts in full swing one month after Philippines typhoon

Aid efforts in full swing one month after Philippines typhoon

By |12 December 2013|

One month since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Caritas organisations have been providing aid to affected communities.

Hope still standing in the Philippines

By |4 December 2013|

Challenges abound: blocked and damaged roads; the airport in Tacloban has been reduced to a shell but crammed full of local flights airlines and the heavy-lift C130 defence aircraft from around the world.

Caritas to launch global wave of prayer to end hunger

By |29 November 2013|

The Caritas confederation will launch a global “wave of prayer” to promote an end to world hunger on 10th December. It marks the beginning of the Caritas anti-hunger campaign, One Human Family, Food For All. The wave starts on the island of Samoa and will sweep across the globe involving Caritas organisations and many other people on all continents.

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