July 24, 2017

  • Caritas working with Catholic Church dioceses to support the County governments as they develop their capacities to sustainably tap and exploit precious water reserves in Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, or ASALs. Photo by Nancy McNally/Catholic Relief Services
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    Engagement and collaboration with the governments still needed to implement SDGs on the ground

Engagement and collaboration with the governments still needed to implement SDGs on the ground

By |24 July 2017|

Caritas Sierra Leone and Caritas Kenya provided examples of meaningful engagement with governments to implement the SDGs on the ground. Caritas called for stronger signs of political will at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on SDGs

UN meeting on SDGs must address lack of political will

By |11 July 2017|

Caritas delegates will be at the United Nations in New York for the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

April 24, 2017

Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

By |24 April 2017|

During meetings at the UN in New York 22 April to 1 May, community leaders supported by the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial network (REPAM) will raise the plight of their people. Caritas is a member of REPAM.

Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

By |3 April 2017|

Caritas agencies call on western countries to do more to help fleeing Syrians, as more than five million people have been forced to cross borders and register as refugees in neighbouring countries.

December 10, 2016

Integration of migrants must be focus

By |10 December 2016|

Caritas Internationalis says this Human Rights Day 10 December that more must be done to ensure integration for migrants and refugees.

October 14, 2016

The right to decent housing as part of our common home

By |14 October 2016|

Wars, disasters, poverty and a lack of city planning and protection of human rights means a large proportion of the world's population doesn’t have access to adequate housing.

World Food Day: Food for All?

By |14 October 2016|

World Food Day this 16 October reminds the world again of the imperative to free humanity from hunger. Yet, today’s reality leaves us with a sense of deep discouragement.
  • Photo by Isabel Corthier/Caritas Belgium International/Caritas Switzerland
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    Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

By |12 October 2016|

Caritas upholds the position that human rights regarding cities and adequate housing should be at the heart of the New Urban Agenda.

September 23, 2016

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    Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

By |23 September 2016|

The simple tenet of sharing food with others who have none runs through all religions. The act of ‘breaking bread’ was the inspiration for the eponymous event held on 21 September during the UN General Assembly’s High Level Week in New York.

Breaking Bread towards zero hunger

By |16 September 2016|

Different community and faith leaders will come together on the evening of 21 September at the United Nations in New York to “break bread” in a celebration of a shared commitment to achieving zero hunger in our lifetime.

UN must do more to protect migrants and refugees

By |15 September 2016|

Ahead of the first ever UN summit on migrants and refugees in New York, Caritas Internationalis and Jesuit Refugee Services are calling for concrete change.

Caritas India on Mother Teresa’s canonisation

By |1 September 2016|

Mother Teresa will be canonized on 4 September in Rome. Caritas India reflects on her compassionate and loving service to humanity

July 31, 2016

Raising the voices of #YoungCaritas to fight injustice

By |31 July 2016|

Daniel Hale encourages young people from Caritas to use their voices for the poor and to fight injustice.

May 27, 2016

Going local at World Humanitarian Summit

By |27 May 2016|

One of the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul was an agreement to increase funding to local organisations better placed to help people in need.

Sustainable development and the future of work

By |9 May 2016|

Caritas Internationalis, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Labour Organization strengthened ties to promote decent work at a conference held in Rome from 2-6th May.