August 18, 2017

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    World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

By |18 August 2017|

From the very onset of the crisis in summer 2015, Caritas field workers and volunteers moved into action along the south-east European transit routes and in destination countries, helping refugees and migrants meet their most pressing needs.

Caritas on Venezuela

By |16 August 2017|

Caritas is concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis in Venezuela and the severe impact it is having on thousands of men, women and children and their ability to survive.

June 12, 2017

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    Central American bishop calls for action on migration crisis

Central American bishop calls for action on migration crisis

By |12 June 2017|

The Northern Triangle – Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador – faces a serious security and forced displacement crisis, owing to extreme levels of violence coupled with acute poverty.

May 16, 2017

  • One in ten children surveyed by Caritas in Venezuela are suffering from malnutrition.
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    Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

By |16 May 2017|

Child malnutrition in parts of Venezuela is now at the level of a humanitarian crisis in some areas, warns a new report from the local Caritas agency.

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.
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    Caritas supports victims of deadly Mocoa landslide, Colombia

Caritas supports victims of deadly Mocoa landslide, Colombia

By |6 April 2017|

Caritas is responding to a devastating landslide in Mocoa, south-west Colombia, which has left at least 290 people dead, over 300 still missing and 200 injured, in the worst disaster of its kind to hit the country since the 1980s.

Death toll rises as floods continue in Peru

By |6 April 2017|

The casualties from severe floods in Peru have now risen to 106 dead and 358 wounded people, while the number forced from their homes has reached 156,400 as heavy rains continue across many areas of the country.

March 24, 2017

Caritas remembers its patron saint Blessed Oscar Romero

By |24 March 2017|

Blessed Óscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated while celebrating the Eucharist on March 24, 1980. Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez, Archbishop of San Salvador and President of Cáritas El Salvador reminds us of his legacy.

Caritas distributing aid in flood affected areas in Peru

By |22 March 2017|

Caritas Peru launched a campaign which aims to meet the most urgent basic needs for families affected by the landslides and floods.

Pope Francis’ seven suggestions to help child migrants

By |15 March 2017|

Do you want to help child migrants? Here are seven suggestions from Pope Francis

February 4, 2017

How young migrants fall into the hands of traffickers

By |4 February 2017|

Jimmy Lopez, 24, was trafficked after he left his family in Honduras to go to the United States. His story reminds us of the vulnerability of child migrants to human trafficking, and the need to protect them and their rights.

December 14, 2016

Never Christmas in Syria

By |14 December 2016|

Christmas 2016 message from Caritas Internationalis President, + Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

November 21, 2016

Hurricane-affected communities need our help

By |21 November 2016|

With little government presence in Haiti, people are frustrated by the lack of aid that has arrived and the Caritas distributions are welcome relief.

Pope Francis asks Caritas to have a prophetic courage

By |17 November 2016|

Pope Francis asked Caritas to have a prophetic courage "in rejecting everything that demeans human beings and to be “peacemakers and reconcilers between peoples, communities and believers.”

Bringing light to the child migrants in our midst

By |17 November 2016|

On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, Caritas appeals for all possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.