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.

Oceania on the frontline of climate change

By |17 November 2015|

Global temperatures averaging almost 1oC above normal. For people in some parts of the world, this might still seem like a technical measurement, or a future concern. For us in Oceania, it is rapidly becoming a matter of life or death.
  • 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.
  • “An unscrupulous village agent arranged for Heem, a man in western Nepal, to fly to Malaysia for a furniture-making job. Things didn’t turn out the way Heem was promised they would. He slept in a small barracks room without windows. When he returned to Nepal, he had tuberculosis and leprosy. Caritas Nepal’s partner gave him a loan to buy chickens. Now he sells the chickens and makes a little profit, especially during festival time.” 

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    Combatting trafficking in human beings: COATNET Summit in Paris

Combatting trafficking in human beings: COATNET Summit in Paris

By |11 November 2015|

The global network COATNET (Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings) met from 9 to 11 November 2015 in Paris.

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.

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 9, 2015

Faith matters in a crisis

By |9 October 2015|

Caritas Internationalis hosted event on the role of faith-based organisations in emergencies held at the UN in Geneva in preparation for the UN’s World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016.

Organising communities to aid refugees in Greece

By |9 October 2015|

Caritas staff from around the world are in Greece to help organise local volunteers to provide aid to refugees in the best way possible.

Croatia welcomes refugees with hot cup of tea

By |5 October 2015|

Caritas Croatia welcomes refugees with hot cup of tea as they cross the country in search of a better life.

Refugees face cold and rain in Serbia

By |2 October 2015|

Ana Zivkovic is a communication officer for Caritas Serbia. She explains what kind of services Caritas Serbia is giving to refugees and migrants, what the challenges are and how she personally feels about their situation.

September 30, 2015

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    Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

By |30 September 2015|

Remarks by Pope Francis curiously coincided with the precipitous and remarkable decision by a USA-based pharmaceutical company to raise - by over 5,000% - the price of a 62-year-old medication used by persons living with HIV.

Food, war and Caritas at EXPO 2015

By |29 September 2015|

Caritas wants you to think about food: where it comes from, how to make sure everyone’s got enough and of the right quality, its ability to bring us together and its essential role everyone’s lives.
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    How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

By |29 September 2015|

Pope Francis throws open a challenge to leaders of states and governments to go beyond making the UN a mere chatter house and to not fall into ‘a declarational nominalism’, where the fashion is to always make declarations ‘without teeth’.

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