September 29, 2015

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’.

To go or not to go: a Syrian asks the question

By |29 September 2015|

Shiar is an English Literature scholar and a Syrian refugee. He is travelling to Europe with his family. He spoke to Caritas in Kara Tepe transit camp on Lesbos about the journey so far.
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    Pope Francis calls us to transform our world at the United Nations

Pope Francis calls us to transform our world at the United Nations

By |25 September 2015|

Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations this morning was an invitation to us all to change the way in which we see this world.

Syrians reflect on refugee option

By |23 September 2015|

Syrians are giving up hope that a solution to the war is possible and seeking safety in Europe. Caritas Syrian staff and beneficaries reflect on the question every family is asking of themselves: whether to leave their beloved country.

Caritas Cuba awaits Pope Francis visit

By |19 September 2015|

Maritza Sanchez, national director of Caritas Cuba, reflects on what Pope Francis's visit to the island means for the faithful.

On the road to Germany

By |14 September 2015|

Syrian Abdalkarim Zahra has seen too much in his 26 years: war, poverty, hunger and flight. From a transit camp in Serbia, he dreams of reaching Germany.

Refugees get aid as they pass through Serbia

By |12 September 2015|

Conflicts, civil strife and economic conditions in the Middle East, Asia and Africa dramatically increased the flow of refugees and economic migrants to Europe in 2015. Many have reached Serbia, where Caritas is providing aid.

August 25, 2015

The growing migration crisis

By |25 August 2015|

At a global level it is time to act. For too long governments have thought that they could solve human mobility with half-hearted measures. It is now time to act, to show solidarity, give protection to those who need it, enhance the efforts for peace and invest in development.
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    Migrants and asylum seekers are vulnerable to modern slavery

Migrants and asylum seekers are vulnerable to modern slavery

By |6 August 2015|

The most vulnerable to slavery conditions are those who, due to poverty, lack of other possibilities or indebtedness, accept irregular work and fall prey to traffickers who severely exploit them and make it impossible for them to leave.

July 22, 2015

Pope Francis promotes HIV/AIDS treatment

By |22 July 2015|

When words of greeting, encouragement, and prayerful solidarity were read out from Pope Francis, strong applause was heard among the six thousand participants in the Opening Session of the International AIDS Society’s 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Migrant life in Greece in a time of crisis

By |21 July 2015|

The situation in Greece is getting worse by the day. New migrants know about the economic crisis here, but still they decide to come to Greece as it is their entry point to Europe.

Is a new approach to sustainable development possible?

By |13 July 2015|

At the International Conference on Financing for Development we need to see a separate strong follow up mechanism that will continue to address the difficult systemic issues in the global economy.
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    Cardinal Tagle’s message to the Caritas confederation on Laudato Si’

Cardinal Tagle’s message to the Caritas confederation on Laudato Si’

By |10 July 2015|

Caritas is the living Word of God in the poor communities of the world. It is a free-flowing river of love and hope which nourishes and has an enormous natural power to bring about change.

June 26, 2015

Human trafficking in crisis situations

By |26 June 2015|

Human trafficking occurs in conflict situations since these situations weaken the government, increase poverty, and leave the vulnerable to fend for themselves.

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