South Sudan’s independence hopes turn to dust

By |11 July 2014|

“Independence in 2011 was our joy because it meant that each and every one of us would stay at his home peacefully. Now, I have no home, no job and no peace in my mind. I am stranded.”

Church as defender of immigrants and refugees

By |9 July 2014|

In the western hemisphere, the Church’s role as defender of migrants and refugees is more important than ever, as those on the move continue to be subject to abuse, exploitation, and violence.

“Blossoms of prayer” for the world’s migrants

By |9 July 2014|

Unfortunately rather than creating the conditions for a “globalisation of spirit” where we live in a state of peaceful co-existence and fraternity, we are increasingly experiencing a “globalisation of indifference”.

Rehabilitation project for flood victims in Burundi

By |8 July 2014|

On 11 April Caritas Burundi launched an emergency appeal for the rehabilitation of 12,000 displaced persons gathered at the Kinama I and II, Buterere I and II, and Gatunguru reception centres.

Trafficked from Nigeria to Greece for prostitution

By |12 June 2014|

It was only when we were on the plane flying to Greece that I realised something was wrong. The woman gave me a document with a name that wasn’t mine.

Chaos grips Central African Republic

By |11 June 2014|

Bishop of Bossangoa says rival fighters are terrorizing the Central African Republic, the government has lost control and the international community isn’t doing enough. He is calling for urgent action.
  • If I get my papers I hope to have a bright future because I’m living in Europe,” says Aashif (far right). Credit : Hough/Caritas
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    Strength, courage and confidence on the migrant journey from Bangladesh to Italy

Strength, courage and confidence on the migrant journey from Bangladesh to Italy

By |4 June 2014|

Caritas provides clothes, Italian and geography lessons and some of the food. The migrants should stay in the centre just a few days, but Italy is struggling to find longer-term accommodation for migrants because so many have been arriving.

Lifeline to Central African Republic

By |29 May 2014|

Caritas is the last aid agency operating in some of the most dangerous areas in the Central African Republic, providing life-saving food, medicine and shelter in a country torn apart by war.

Peace slow to trickle down in South Sudan

By |22 May 2014|

Peace in South Sudan has yet to trickle down to the ground as people remain reluctant to return to their homes after fleeing months of conflict.

Hygiene awareness for Somali refugees in Kenya

By |22 May 2014|

Caritas confederation member organisations funded a project aimed to improve sanitation and hygiene in Kambioos camp

Crisis worsening in South Sudan

By |21 May 2014|

South Sudan is heading for famine unless urgent action is taken now to provide humanitarian aid and for aid agencies to reach those in need.

Act on poverty to free Nigerian schoolgirls

By |20 May 2014|

Nigerian Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji argues that tackling poverty, corruption and poor governance are essential as the country struggles with extremists responsible for seizing 200 school girls.

Reaching desperate families in South Sudan

By |9 May 2014|

Caritas is reaching thousands of people in South Sudan with aid. In Agok, on the border with Sudan, women recieved shelter and household kits so they don't have to sleep in the open.
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    One family’s story of survival in Central African Republic

One family’s story of survival in Central African Republic

By |8 May 2014|

Nathalie Balakadja and her seven children have been living in a displacement camp in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR), for more than four months with assistance provided by Caritas.

Caritas Nigeria holds prayer day to #BringBackOurGirls

By |8 May 2014|

Caritas Nigeria has joined campaigners around the world to call for the rescue of 230 school girls abducted by terrorists in the north of the country in April.

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