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.

January 8, 2016

Remembering Haiti’s heroes

By |8 January 2016|

Ambassador Ken Hackett, the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, remembers the Haiti earthquake 6 years ago when was with Catholic Relief Services.

December 14, 2015

Love in a cold climate for refugees crossing Macedonia

By |14 December 2015|

Caritas serves more than 500 portions of soup a day in a transit camp for refugees and migrants crossing into Macedonia from Greece.
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    Climate change in Brazil and the response of Caritas and REPAM*

Climate change in Brazil and the response of Caritas and REPAM*

By |4 December 2015|

The Amazon in particular will suffer from further global warming that will endanger the forests.

November 24, 2015

How climate change impacts people’s fundamental rights

By |24 November 2015|

Without the leadership of Europe and other industrialised countries, strategies to mitigate climate change will not be successful.

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