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).

June 22, 2017

Overcoming drought in Kenya

By |22 June 2017|

Thanks to Catholic Relief Services and the the Diocese of Lodwar, boreholes in Turkana have been repaired and small scale farmers given support to utilise local water.

Caritas responds to East Africa food crisis

By |8 June 2017|

Caritas is currently funding 140 aid projects aimed at providing assistance for more than 4.3 million people in need. Around two thirds of Caritas programmes focus on food security and livelihoods.

September 15, 2015

The importance of the Sustainable Development Goals

By |15 September 2015|

Towards the end of September, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be adopted by member states at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. These goals will set the tone and direction for development and aid over the next 15 years.

May 22, 2014

Hygiene awareness for Somali refugees in Kenya

By |22 May 2014|

Caritas confederation member organisations funded a project aimed to improve sanitation and hygiene in Kambioos camp

September 24, 2013

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    Caritas Kenya prays for the fate of the Westgate Mall hostages

Caritas Kenya prays for the fate of the Westgate Mall hostages

By |24 September 2013|

The Catholic Church has urged Kenyans to give donations to help victims and their families through this difficult and trying moments. Caritas Kenya responded immediately by donating 1,000 blood bags, 10,000 gloves, soft drinks, glucose and crates of bread to assist many Kenyans who responded to the call to donate blood at Uhuru Park.

August 8, 2013

Clean hands save lives for Somali refugees in Kenya

By |8 August 2013|

Caritas Internationalis has launched two appeals for Somali refugees living near Dadaab in Kenya since 2011. In Kambioos, Caritas works through its American member CRS to provide training on hygiene and better sanitation.

March 1, 2013

Caritas prepared for possible election violence in Kenya

By |1 March 2013|

Caritas in Kenya has laid the groundwork to respond in the event that violence erupts during presidential elections next week.

August 17, 2012

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    For Somali refugees, handwashing lessons from a surprising teacher

For Somali refugees, handwashing lessons from a surprising teacher

By |17 August 2012|

In a refugee camp in northern Kenya, someone is teaching people how to wash their hands properly. The demonstrator lathers the soap, pours water, and rubs her hands together in a circular motion.

East Africa, one year later

By |9 August 2012|

The situation in 2011 was very critical. Thanks to the Caritas member organisations who supported us, our programmes have saved lives. Supplementary food has been distributed for some malnourished children in some pocket areas through Catholic health institutions and this contributed to save lives of this children.

May 16, 2012

Caritas aids Somali refugee women in Kenya

By |16 May 2012|

January 20, 2012

Radio interview: Kenya food crisis

By |20 January 2012|

While Caritas and other aid agencies have helped millions of East Africans through the worst of the region’s food crisis, more remains to be done. Susan Hodges of Vatican Radio interviews Caritas’ Laura Sheahen about her visit to Caritas projects in Kenya--and about the ongoing impact of the 2011 drought. Listen to the interview

December 15, 2011

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    In drought-stricken Horn of Africa, Caritas brings water to the thirsty

In drought-stricken Horn of Africa, Caritas brings water to the thirsty

By |15 December 2011|

In southern Kenya, wide riverbeds turned sandy and brown. Women used gourd shells to dig further and further down in the riverbeds, hoping to capture a few scoops of water.

‘You heard our cries’: hunger in East Africa

By |15 December 2011|

Whenever there’s a way to farm, Caritas helps people help themselves. Irrigation projects Caritas developed in the 1990s and early 2000s saved many people during the 2011 drought. But with no rain, many herdsmen and farmers simply couldn’t produce food. So Caritas started trucking in drinking water and food, driving lorries over near-impassable dirt roads in villages the government can’t always reach.