August 18, 2017

  • Caritas increases the number of chemical toilets, and its distribution of aid such as clothes, shoes and nappies.
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    World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

By |18 August 2017|

From the very onset of the crisis in summer 2015, Caritas field workers and volunteers moved into action along the south-east European transit routes and in destination countries, helping refugees and migrants meet their most pressing needs.

June 8, 2017

Caritas responds to East Africa food crisis

By |8 June 2017|

Caritas is currently funding 140 aid projects aimed at providing assistance for more than 4.3 million people in need. Around two thirds of Caritas programmes focus on food security and livelihoods.

May 4, 2017

Hunger hits cattle herders in Somaliland

By |4 May 2017|

Half the population of Somaliland, 2 million people, is struggling to survive hunger that has swept across Somalia. More than half the country are going hungry. Some 185,000 children could die of starvation.

April 28, 2017

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

By |28 April 2017|

Drought and civil conflict have led to food crises across East Africa. Parts of South Sudan are already experiencing famine. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating.

March 16, 2017

Cholera and hunger threaten Somalia

By |16 March 2017|

A famine in 2011 left over a quarter of a million people dead in Somalia. The current drought, one of the worst in living memory, is far more severe. Crops have been destroyed. Many villages have been left without water.

Pope Francis’ seven suggestions to help child migrants

By |15 March 2017|

Do you want to help child migrants? Here are seven suggestions from Pope Francis

January 20, 2017

  • Caritas in Italy is helping refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia to find a home.
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    Caritas supports humanitarian corridor for Horn of Africa refugees

Caritas supports humanitarian corridor for Horn of Africa refugees

By |20 January 2017|

Italy is opening a humanitarian corridor for refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia with the support of Caritas.

No water in Damascus hitting hard

By |7 January 2017|

The Syrian capital suffers from long electricity cuts and gas and oil shortages. People have no means of heating during these cold winter days. What makes the situation catastrophic however is a water crisis.

December 14, 2016

We are all with Aleppo

By |14 December 2016|

Caritas Internationalis is renewing its call for peace in Syria. Caritas is calling for an immediate end to the conflict, that humanitarian aid reaches those in need and that the lives of civilians are protected.

Never Christmas in Syria

By |14 December 2016|

Christmas 2016 message from Caritas Internationalis President, + Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

Warm clothes for Syria in winter

By |14 December 2016|

Winter in Syria can be harsh. The temperatures remain below zero for long stretches. Caritas gave vouchers to 500 families in Damascus for warm clothes and shoes for children.

November 22, 2016

  • Hurricane Matthew devastated southern Haiti. Copyright: Marie Arago/Catholic Relief Services
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    COP22 sends positive signals but does not protect the poor from climate

COP22 sends positive signals but does not protect the poor from climate

By |22 November 2016|

Following COP22, Caritas urges more action and clarification on key issues over the next two years to ensure the Paris Agreement really delivers for the poor.

Pope Francis asks Caritas to have a prophetic courage

By |17 November 2016|

Pope Francis asked Caritas to have a prophetic courage "in rejecting everything that demeans human beings and to be “peacemakers and reconcilers between peoples, communities and believers.”

Bringing light to the child migrants in our midst

By |17 November 2016|

On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, Caritas appeals for all possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.
  • Caritas began a water project in Niukaloka Vilage, Diocese of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands.
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    Caritas calls for a focus on the most vulnerable at climate conference in Marrakesh

Caritas calls for a focus on the most vulnerable at climate conference in Marrakesh

By |7 November 2016|

At COP22, Caritas wants to especially defend the position of African countries and communities. Africa still remains vulnerable to the impacts of climate change despite having been the least contributor to it.