Pray for peace in the Holy Land with Pope Francis

By |4 June 2014|

Pope Francis has invited Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land this Pentecost Sunday. Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga reflects on the pope's call to prayer.

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.

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.
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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 Peru helps following floods

By |30 April 2014|

In the early morning hours of last January 26th, a downpour caused flooding in houses in the districts of Huepetuhe and Tambopata in Peru.

Minor migrants in Mexico

By |29 April 2014|

The situation of extreme poverty, armed conflict, limited access to means of development, and in some cases family pressure, is driving ever more children and adolescents from Central America to travel along migration corridors in the hope of reaching the US border, or otherwise trying their luck in Mexico.

Easter for Syrian Christian refugees in Lebanon

By |17 April 2014|

Caritas talks to four individuals on what it means to celebrate Holy Week away from home.
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    Niger bishop on the effect of hunger on his life and his country

Niger bishop on the effect of hunger on his life and his country

By |14 April 2014|

There are four million people who are desperately hungry in Niger now after poor rains which affected the harvest. If we don’t do anything, that will double to seven million within two months. That’s half the population of the entire country.

Beating hunger by 2025: Caritas leaders unite

By |2 April 2014|

Caritas experts from around the world gathered his week in Rome to discuss hunger and how to end it by 2025.

A short walk to freedom in Central African Republic

By |27 March 2014|

Over 41,000 people once sought sanctuary in the cathedral in Bossangoa from the conflict. Now they can return to their homes in safety. The fear has gone, but now the community must rebuild.

Oasis of tolerance in Central African Republic

By |25 March 2014|

Conflict has gripped the Central African Republic for over a year. In recent months Muslims have been particulalrly targeted. The Caritas supported Inter-faith platform travels to Bangassou, where Christian and Muslim are still co-existing.

Church protecting Muslims in Central African Republic

By |24 March 2014|

Tens of thousands of Muslims have been forced from their homes in the central African Republic. The Catholic Church is often habouring them and organising their evacuation to saftey like in the town of Berberati.

Peacebuilding in Central African Republic

By |21 March 2014|

Caritas is working with Christian and Muslim religious leaders in the Central African Republic to bring communities together that have been ripped apart by conflict.

Caritas helps Syrian Armenian brothers build new lives

By |21 March 2014|

In the first in a series on minors who migrate, we look at how Caritas helps Syrian Armenian brothers build new lives after divorce and war split up their family.

Return to Central African Republic

By |14 March 2014|

A photographer makes a return to Central Africain Republic and to Bossangoa after his first visit five months ago. He cathches up with two women who have had their lives irrevocably changed by the violence in the country.

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