November 25, 2015

Caritas at Paris climate conference – COP21

By |25 November 2015|

World leaders, scientists, civil society and activists will gather in Paris between 30th November - 11th December for the COP21 climate summit.

The Holy Year of Mercy is a year of ‘caritas’

By |24 November 2015|

The Jubilee Year of Mercy starts on 8th December when Pope Francis opens the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica.
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    Caritas resources on climate – videos, stories, reports, prayers

Caritas resources on climate – videos, stories, reports, prayers

By |23 November 2015|

Find here some Caritas resources on climate including films, reports, stories and prayers.
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    Caritas wants an eco-friendly green light from Paris climate conference

Caritas wants an eco-friendly green light from Paris climate conference

By |20 November 2015|

What Caritas wants from COP21 is very simple: that world leaders reach a binding and just agreement to reduce gas emissions which will then be introduced in national law.

Long-term solution for water access in the Philippines

By |5 November 2015|

The Philippines are made up of around 7000 islands – which means that water is never far away. But finding fresh water for drinking and domestic use was a real struggle for many poor communities even before Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Typhoon Haiyan: two years on the climate isn’t changing

By |5 November 2015|

Caritas launched one of its largest relief operations in recent years to help 1.8 million people in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan with emergency aid and in the two years that followed.

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 29, 2015

Aid for quake survivors in Pakistan

By |29 October 2015|

Caritas will provide immediate shelter and warm bedding to 1200 families in Pakistan who survived a deadly earthquake in the Hindu Kush region. The 7.7 magnitude quake affected rural areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan, damaging over 9000 houses. Caritas Pakistan is seeking international support to reach the victims in time with shelter and other aid to save their lives.
  • Using helicopters provided by the World Food Program, Caritas teams have distributed corrugated iron sheeting and tool kits to families in Lho. Photo by John Shumlansky for Caritas/CRS
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    Six months after the Nepal Earthquake – Q&A with Fr Pius Perumana

Six months after the Nepal Earthquake – Q&A with Fr Pius Perumana

By |23 October 2015|

Six months ago, two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, causing widespread destruction. Caritas Nepal, together with the global Caritas network, has been working tirelessly with families and communities as they recover and rebuild from this devastating event.

Help for Typhoon Koppu survivors in the Philippines

By |21 October 2015|

Caritas Philippines is preparing to help 25,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by Typhoon Koppu, prioritising people who are in hard-to-reach areas.

“I am a walking miracle.” Caritas is a mission

By |19 October 2015|

Caritas is a mission, not a job. Nirmala Wijesinghe who runs a Caritas safe house in Beiruit is one of the many staff and volunteers around the world who illustrate this through their constant dedication and hard work.

September 28, 2015

Caritas provides aid to victims of worst floods in Myanmar

By |28 September 2015|

The floods of 2015 will go down in Myanmar’s history as the worst for decades. Government records actually suggest they’ve not been this bad for a century. Over one million people are seriously affected.

Displaced people in Myanmar worry for future

By |28 September 2015|

This is the fate of thousands of displaced people in Myanmar’s northern Shan and Kachin states, who are caught up in conflict between government troops and rebel groups.

India’s poor await the Sustainable Development Goals

By |16 September 2015|

India’s economy is said to have doubled since 2008, but the growing disparity between the poor and the rich is still appalling. India is still a home to one third of the world’s poor people.

August 18, 2015

Aid reaching flood-hit Pakistan

By |18 August 2015|

As heavy rains hit Pakistan, we hear the story of Lucia Bibi, who was buried alive with her children after the thatched roof of her house collapsed during a heavy downpour. Find out how Caritas is helping.

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