Caritas not only helps trafficked people by giving practical help and advice in towns and villages, but we also try to influence public opinion and advocate to key players as the Pope has called us to do.
Caritas believes it is vital that migrants are treated with dignity as persons. Caritas Mexico provides all kinds of assistance to those seeking hope for their families through their Casa del Migrante program
Pope Francis met with Church workers on the crisis in Syria and Iraq 29 September in the Vatican. There were representatives of 40 Catholic aid agencies and Churches engaged there in humanitarian operations, including Caritas organisations.
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.
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.