November 24, 2015

Caritas tackling root causes of Ethiopia food shortage

By |24 November 2015|

Caritas is appealing for funds help build farmers’ and communties’ resilience to drought in response to food shortages in Ethiopia.
  • Hanna Loha and her family benefits from Caritas Drought Recovery and Rehabilitation project (DRR). Caritas supplies improved seeds for cash crops and vegetables as well as technical support. Photo by Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat
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    Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

By |13 November 2015|

Massive food shortages, leaving millions of people hungry, and environmental degradation were two of the issues discussed during Ethiopia Catholic Church Partners’ annual coordination meeting was held on November 5-6, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

Afghan refugees to Europe is still on the rise

By |13 November 2015|

For a decade, Afghans have been the largest source country for refugees in the world, but this was overtaken by Syrian refugees in 2014. Yet, the numbers of Afghan entering Europe is still on the rise, making up twenty per cent of all refugees.
  • Ambulance drivers in Sierra Leone. One rule the ambulance drivers follow in order to show respect for the deceased and their family is to not use the vehicle’s siren. Photo by Louise Norton/ CAFOD
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    Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

By |6 November 2015|

On the eve of Sierra Leone being declared ebola-free, Caritas says the impact of the epidemic is likely to linger long into the future in the West African country.

Aid and compassion for refugees in Croatia

By |5 November 2015|

Caritas Croatia has a large operation in Opatovac, with 56 volunteers working day and night to provide food and clothes. The organisation has also supplied 200 bunk beds for weary refugees.

Long-term solution for water access in the Philippines

By |5 November 2015|

The Philippines are made up of around 7000 islands – which means that water is never far away. But finding fresh water for drinking and domestic use was a real struggle for many poor communities even before Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Typhoon Haiyan: two years on the climate isn’t changing

By |5 November 2015|

Caritas launched one of its largest relief operations in recent years to help 1.8 million people in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan with emergency aid and in the two years that followed.

Medical care for refugees in Slovenia

By |4 November 2015|

Volunteer doctors from Caritas Hungary are leading the medical response for refugees and migrants crossing Slovenia.

Tea for 6,000 refugees a day in Croatia

By |4 November 2015|

Caritas volunteer Renato Seifert makes tea for an entire camp of refugees crossing Croatia. That's 4,000 litres a day for 6,000 people.

Quake survivors in Pakistan need winter help

By |3 November 2015|

Kamran Chaudhry from Caritas Pakistan travelled to high remote mountains in Pakistan to visit communities hit by a powerful earthquake.

October 29, 2015

Aid for quake survivors in Pakistan

By |29 October 2015|

Caritas will provide immediate shelter and warm bedding to 1200 families in Pakistan who survived a deadly earthquake in the Hindu Kush region. The 7.7 magnitude quake affected rural areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan, damaging over 9000 houses. Caritas Pakistan is seeking international support to reach the victims in time with shelter and other aid to save their lives.

Medical teams help refugees in Slovenia

By |28 October 2015|

Caritas Hungary doctors has come to provide healthcare to refugees and migrants in Slovenia while the the national Caritas provides food and clothes.

Caritas launches appeal to help refugees in Macedonia

By |28 October 2015|

Caritas Internationalis is launching an emergency appeal to provide hot meals, better hygiene and winter clothes and shoes to refugees and migrants crossing Macedonia.

Growing numbers of refugees in Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia

By |26 October 2015|

Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia are struggling to cope with a record numbers of refugees arriving in their countries.

Mexico prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Patricia

By |23 October 2015|

Hurricane Patricia has made landfall in south west Mexico, in what is said to be the strongest storm on record. Heavy damage appears to have been avoided, but there is still a risk of major floods and mudslides.

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