July 27, 2016

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    World Youth Day 2016: “Let the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives”

World Youth Day 2016: “Let the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives”

By |27 July 2016|

I'm going to celebrate with Pope Francis in high spirits, in the land of our beloved Pope John Paul II, to ask on behalf of the young people of Venezuela and the Latin America and Caribbean region that the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives.

What kind of future awaits Gaza?

By |21 July 2016|

Life conditions in Gaza can only lead to a growing hatred. Some wonder what will become of the young generation.

June 20, 2016

Caritas Krakow prepares World Youth Day

By |20 June 2016|

Solidarity finds a solid foundation in God. There is no love of God without loving the other. And God's mercy invites us to act. Caritas Krakow is partly responsible for the preparation of meals for pilgrims. Caritas volunteers will also assist disabled people in their area.

May 4, 2016

A human rights school in Amazonia

By |4 May 2016|

The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) aims to create a training programme for community leaders and pastoral workers in the Amazon region, who have an extensive track record in protection and may thus respond to the challenges highlighted by the Pope.

April 28, 2016

Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

By |28 April 2016|

The issue of water in Nepal one year after the earthquake is of real concern for many of the communities Caritas has been speaking to. In the first community we went to in Thokarpa neither the school nor the health centre had water.

Pray for Nepal, flex your ‘compassion muscles’

By |25 April 2016|

Communities here in Nepal are resilient and are trying to rebuild their lives and their revive their dreams but they cannot do it without our help.

Reunited one year after Nepal earthquake

By |23 April 2016|

I'm astonished at the resilience shown by the people I met. The Nepalese expression “Ké Karné?”, which can be translated as “What can we do? That's the way things are!”,

Level of damage in Ecuador overwhelming

By |22 April 2016|

Agencies must think about setting up camps and how to provide the basics: water, sanitation, and child-friendly areas. Once that has been accomplished the task will shift to providing temporary housing and eventually how to get people back into homes.

Paris climate change deal needs government action

By |21 April 2016|

World leaders will gather at the UN Headquarters in New York on 22 April for the initial signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement.

A roadmap for the future of children with HIV

By |11 April 2016|

Massive progress has been made in relation to diagnosis and treatment of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, since the early 1980s. In 2015, UNAIDS announced we reached the milestone of getting 15 million people on anti-retroviral treatment.

March 8, 2016

Caritas helps villagers rebuild in Myanmar

By |8 March 2016|

Caritas in Myanmar is providing shelter and livelihoods to families affected by last year's monsoon.

Fiji life after Cyclone Winston

By |8 March 2016|

Scenes of devastation and of life continuing on Viti Levu Island, Fiji following Cyclone Winston where Caritas is partnering with the Archdiocese of Suva to deliver aid.

February 22, 2016

Faith and religion in humanitarian action

By |22 February 2016|

Humanitarian system of donors and UN agencies fails too often to respect or engage with local organisations, including faith leadership and institutions. They tend to lead from the top rather than valuing the experience and practices of those who are already working in communities.

Shelter for migrants in Mexico

By |17 February 2016|

With the voyage of Pope Francis to the Mexican border with the US, there is increased focus on migration and the impact on poor and vulnerable families.

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.

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