September 9, 2016

Eradicating human trafficking commitment

By |9 September 2016|

Faith-based organisations from over 40 countries agreed at a meeting in Abuja, Nigeria to combine forces and work more closely together on stopping human trafficking.

Saying no to human trafficking

By |7 September 2016|

130 human trafficking experts from Caritas and other faith organisations meet in Nigeria to discuss ways to end the crime.
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    International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

By |1 September 2016|

Caritas is committed to fighting against the sale and trafficking of men, women and children into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers.

August 31, 2016

One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking

By |31 August 2016|

Caritas Internationalis (CI) and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People will organize an international conference on human trafficking within and from Africa, in Abuja, Nigeria.

Ten key questions on migration

By |9 August 2016|

Sixty million people were either refugees or forcibly displaced in 2015. Martina Liebsch, head of policy and advocacy at Caritas Internationalis, looks at why such large movements of people are challenging nations and individuals.
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    Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

By |5 August 2016|

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.

July 22, 2016

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    Increased protection for people trafficked in war and emergencies

Increased protection for people trafficked in war and emergencies

By |22 July 2016|

Research by Secours Catholique-Caritas France shows that economic exploitation is the most common manifestation of trafficking among people escaping conflict or emergencies.

May 9, 2016

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.

February 17, 2016

Shelter for migrants in Mexico

By |17 February 2016|

With the voyage of Pope Francis to the Mexican border with the US, there is increased focus on migration and the impact on poor and vulnerable families.

Hope with Caritas after escaping from trafficking

By |5 February 2016|

Caritas Nigeria has been encouraging parish priests to undertake awareness creation activities on the ills and dangers of human trafficking across 18 dioceses in Nigeria through strategic messaging on prevention.

Mercy and trafficking – ransom the captive

By |2 February 2016|

We have to work against the indifference that assigns culpability to others and absolves us of every wrongdoing. The onus therefore lies on everyone to do something to combat and prevent this modern day slavery.
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    International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

By |2 February 2016|

Human trafficking is the modern-day term for slavery. Women, children and men are bought and sold, beaten, abused and sometimes killed as they are traded like commodities on the invisible trafficking markets across the world.

December 15, 2015

Anniversary of the convention to protect migrant workers

By |15 December 2015|

Dirty, demanding and dangerous – these are the types of jobs that migrants often find themselves doing when they leave their homes.

November 12, 2015

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Caritas Nepal runs awareness-raising sessions so that people will be wary of fast-cash offers. Photo by Sheahen/Caritas
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    Caritas and partners to advance fight against Human Trafficking

Caritas and partners to advance fight against Human Trafficking

By |12 November 2015|

Members and partners of the Network of Christian Organizations Against Trafficking in Humans (COATNET) from 33 organisations and countries met for three days in Paris to advance the fight against the heinous crime of Human Trafficking.

October 19, 2015

“I am a walking miracle.” Caritas is a mission

By |19 October 2015|

Caritas is a mission, not a job. Nirmala Wijesinghe who runs a Caritas safe house in Beiruit is one of the many staff and volunteers around the world who illustrate this through their constant dedication and hard work.

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