August 28, 2015

Inside Calais’s migrant camp

By |28 August 2015|

For some migrants, Calais is the last stage of their journey before reaching the United Kingdom. For others, it’s a limbo. “Jungle 2” is a new site for the migrants, tolerated by the local authorities. There are between 2000 and 3000 people there. Secours Catholique (Caritas France) is working with others to improve the conditions there.

Religious leaders in CAR awarded for peace efforts

By |20 August 2015|

Christian and Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic received an international award for their role in preventing sectarian war in their country.
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    Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

By |17 August 2015|

The Caritas-backed Interfaith Peace Platform aimed at ending conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is the recipient of the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize. Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, President of Caritas Central Africa, will be among the recipients.

July 16, 2015

Financing for Development: ambition was lacking

By |16 July 2015|

The Addis Ababa Conference should indicate countries' levels of political will to define "their transformative agenda" in order to eradicate poverty and tackle climate change challenges. Unfortunately, it rather revealed the predominance of short-term national interests and unconditional recourse to an unsupervised private sector.
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    Caritas leader in Central Africa selected for humanitarian award

Caritas leader in Central Africa selected for humanitarian award

By |10 July 2015|

The president of Caritas Central African Republic is one of three people to be chosen for an international award for their work in inter-religious dialogue.

June 25, 2015

Appeal of child orphaned by Ebola

By |25 June 2015|

Caritas was part of an event on the psychological needs of children whose parents had died of Ebola as the virsus swept three West African countries last year. Participants were moved by the words of one young girl.

Refugees from Burundi find shelter in Rwanda

By |23 June 2015|

Burundians have fled political violence to neighbouring countries like Rwanda, where Caritas is helping them by providing food.

Gardens of safety in Chad from Africa’s wars

By |23 June 2015|

Caritas is giving families orginally from Chad and who have now returned agricultural training, tools and seeds so that they can become self sufficient.

A childhood on the streets in Djibouti

By |22 June 2015|

Caritas gets a large number of children into basic schooling and a small group of adolescents into a vocational college where they can learn a trade.

Responding to psychological needs of Ebola Orphans

By |16 June 2015|

Countless children were greatly affected and continue to be affected by the Ebola outbreak that ravaged both their lives as well as their families more than just physically.
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    Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

By |3 June 2015|

Unlike many other conflict zones around the world, Abyei is not filled with non-governmental organizations providing assistance to the population. Many NGOs are afraid that working in Abyei will anger government officials in Khartoum, who could then deny them access to Darfur and other troubled areas.

May 28, 2015

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    Caritas aids Burundi refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries

Caritas aids Burundi refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries

By |28 May 2015|

As the political situation worsens in Burundi, the flood of refugees to neighbouring countries keeps coming
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    End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

By |20 May 2015|

Caritas leaders said that ending hunger by 2025 is an achievable goal if we support family and small scale farming during Caritas Day at the Milan 2015 Expo.

New president of Caritas Africa shares vision for the poor

By |17 May 2015|

Archbishop Gabriel Justice Yaw Anokye of Kumasi, Ghana is the newly elected President of Caritas Africa. In this interview, he shares his vision of a Church for the poor in Africa.
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    ‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

By |16 May 2015|

"Shaking someone's hand, looking into their eyes, offering a friendly presence, saving a person from loneliness--these should be the concern of Caritas," said Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a homily at a Mass for Caritas clergy and staff.

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