Caritas is committed to fighting against the sale and trafficking of men, women and children into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers.
I travelled to Rabat and went to Caritas. They gave me some clothes and medication and they paid for a place for me to live.
Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.
Research by Secours Catholique-Caritas France shows that economic exploitation is the most common manifestation of trafficking among people escaping conflict or emergencies.
Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas Internationalis ‘Syria: Peace is Possible’ campaign