December 8, 2014

Philippines weathers Typhoon Hagupit as aid arrives

By |8 December 2014|

Filipinos are breathing a sigh of relief after Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, passed over their islands without causing major damage. Caritas has been giving out food and other emergency supplies.

Caritas ready as Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines

By |6 December 2014|

As typhoon hits, Caritas Philippines says local staff in the storm's path have been stockpiling food and emergency supplies for people in need.

Caritas marks 10 years since Asia tsunami

By |4 December 2014|

Tsunami affected communities in Sri Lanka. Caritas organisations from India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand joined confederation members from around the world, Church and other religious leaders in Sri Lanka 3-5 December to remember victims of the 2004 Asia tsunami.
  • A doctor in Cambodia draws blood to test for HIV. Caritas Cambodia staff members also go house to house to make sure patients take their medication. Photo by David Snyder for CRS
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    Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

By |1 December 2014|

Caritas’ response to the HIV epidemics is measured, not only in realizing expected outcomes, but also by the greater enjoyment of human dignity among persons living with or affected by HIV.

November 30, 2014

Advent appeal: the Holy Family and our family

By |30 November 2014|

Like Syrian and Iraqi refugees today — like people fleeing conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the first thing the Holy Family needed was food.
  • Fifty percent of public funding for climate change should go to adaptation. Credit: Caritas
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    Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

By |27 November 2014|

Caritas and CIDSE call for firm commitment from governments to put the poor at the centre of climate change policy, ahead of the COP20 United Nations conference on climate change from 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru.

Defend the rights of child migrants

By |13 November 2014|

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 20 November, Caritas Internationalis says more must be done to protect child migrants, especially those travelling alone. Caritas calls on governments to greater defend their rights by applying key laws as set out in the convention.

Protecting the rights of children across the globe – FAQs

By |13 November 2014|

In some parts of the world, war, violence, poverty and abuse mean that children aren’t safe in their homes. Many of them leave, either with their parents or alone, in hope of finding a place to live which is safer and where they can flourish.

Protecting child refugees in Thailand

By |12 November 2014|

COERR, the Catholic Office for Emergency Relief & Refugees, part of Caritas Thailand, helps about 10,000 of the refugees, working in all 9 camps, where it focuses on children who are living alone, are orphaned, living with relatives or otherwise in a vulnerable positions.

Children from Myanmar seek escape from poverty in Thailand

By |12 November 2014|

COERR, the Catholic Office for Emergency Relief & Refugees, works in refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. Over 120,000 people from Myanmar live in the camps.

October 31, 2014

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan

By |31 October 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 800,000 people affected by the Super Cyclone Haiyan in the first twelve months since the storm hit the Philippines on 8 November.
  • Flora in her new home built by CORDAID, a member of Caritas in the Netherland. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Thanks to Caritas members CAFOD and CORDAID, Flora and her family have moved into a new house, with a concrete base and a galvanised iron roof.
  • Ronald and nurse  Hilda Ponferrada, who saved many people’s lives. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Ronald says that coming back to the hospital is an important milestone. “I am very happy,” he says. “I’m glad I’ve seen Hilda, and glad that she’s alive.
  • The Statue of Our Lady of the Assumption survived the typhoon. Photo by 
Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A town full of hope

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A town full of hope

By |31 October 2014|

Coming back to the school, ten months on, is an emotional experience. The transformation is remarkable. The tents have gone, and children are playing on the land, which is, I now realise, a basketball court.
  • Amelia with her minnie mouse bag. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A new house for Amalia

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A new house for Amalia

By |31 October 2014|

Today, thanks to the generosity of Catholics around the world, Amalia lives in a brand new house with a concrete base, a galvanised iron roof and white hardiflex walls.