January 21, 2014

Buying and selling people

By |21 January 2014|

Almost 21 million people are the victims of trafficking. The vast majority are from Asia and are women. Christian organisations supported by Caritas Internationalis are working together to combat trafficking.

December 17, 2013

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    Food and shelter distributions going well in typhoon-hit Philippines

Food and shelter distributions going well in typhoon-hit Philippines

By |17 December 2013|

In total, Caritas Switzerland is supporting 9,000 families on Bantayan and neighbouring islands – some of them only reachable by small fishing boats.

Clean water for Philippines typhoon survivors

By |17 December 2013|

Caritas member Catholic Relief Services is providing clean water and sanitation for more than 100,000 people around Palo.

Philippines one month after: A personal reflection

By |16 December 2013|

In Palo, the diocesan driver told us how he huddled together with his family at the height of the storm as their roof was blown away and watched in fear as three big waves came in succession towards their village
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    Aid efforts in full swing one month after Philippines typhoon

Aid efforts in full swing one month after Philippines typhoon

By |12 December 2013|

One month since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, Caritas organisations have been providing aid to affected communities.

Hope still standing in the Philippines

By |4 December 2013|

Challenges abound: blocked and damaged roads; the airport in Tacloban has been reduced to a shell but crammed full of local flights airlines and the heavy-lift C130 defence aircraft from around the world.

November 29, 2013

Caritas to launch global wave of prayer to end hunger

By |29 November 2013|

The Caritas confederation will launch a global “wave of prayer” to promote an end to world hunger on 10th December. It marks the beginning of the Caritas anti-hunger campaign, One Human Family, Food For All. The wave starts on the island of Samoa and will sweep across the globe involving Caritas organisations and many other people on all continents.

Reaching remote areas of Philippines hit by typhoon

By |26 November 2013|

“I didn't want to leave my parishioners. But when the roof of my house was blown away and the wind shattered the windows, I had to get away,” said Fr Jose Taz Lasola from the Padre Pio mission in Roxas, on the island of Panay, one of the areas most seriously affected by the violent Typhoon Haiyan.

Temporary shelter distribution after Philippines typhoon

By |21 November 2013|

Caritas and the Church have been working hard to provide aid to the compound in Bossangoa, including blankets and food. But the insecurity and disorder makes that very difficult. Needs are acute and growing.

Hitching aid flight to worst hit areas of Philippines

By |20 November 2013|

The Caritas team traveled with their cargo to Tacloban, one the worst hit cities. “The damage to Tacloban is incredible,” said Mark Mitchell. “The tarps that we’re bringing are greatly needed by survivors for temporary shelter.”
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    Caritas is helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

Caritas is helping the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

By |19 November 2013|

“There is devastation everywhere and the victims are in desperate need of everything,” said Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines-NASSA,

Solidarity in the Philippines for typhoon survivors

By |19 November 2013|

Crowds of hundreds of people quickly gather to receive the food packages. Despite the urgent needs, the distributions were peaceful and the aid was warmly welcomed by survivors in San Remegio and Medellin.
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    Parts of Philippines like a “valley of death” after typhoon

Parts of Philippines like a “valley of death” after typhoon

By |18 November 2013|

Caritas member Catholic Relief Services plans to distribute temporary shelter materials today in Palo, one of the worst hit towns in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.

Philippines typhoon: waiting to leave Leyte

By |16 November 2013|

Filipinos are opening their homes to victims of Typhoon Yolande, giving shelter to people whose houses were destroyed in the devastating storm.
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    International and local Caritas efforts underway in the Philippines

International and local Caritas efforts underway in the Philippines

By |15 November 2013|

The international Caritas relief effort is coordinated with the national Caritas and the local Church. Fr. Edwin Gariguez, Executive Secretary of Caritas Philippines-NASSA, has been part of an International Caritas Humanitarian Team on Leyte.

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