February 22, 2016

Faith and religion in humanitarian action

By |22 February 2016|

Humanitarian system of donors and UN agencies fails too often to respect or engage with local organisations, including faith leadership and institutions. They tend to lead from the top rather than valuing the experience and practices of those who are already working in communities.

Shelter for migrants in Mexico

By |17 February 2016|

With the voyage of Pope Francis to the Mexican border with the US, there is increased focus on migration and the impact on poor and vulnerable families.

Mercy and trafficking – ransom the captive

By |2 February 2016|

We have to work against the indifference that assigns culpability to others and absolves us of every wrongdoing. The onus therefore lies on everyone to do something to combat and prevent this modern day slavery.

January 8, 2016

Remembering Haiti’s heroes

By |8 January 2016|

Ambassador Ken Hackett, the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, remembers the Haiti earthquake 6 years ago when was with Catholic Relief Services.

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.

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