August 5, 2016

  • Elvine at the Refettorio Ambrosiana where she's doing a Caritas-supported cooking course. Photo by Stefano Schirato / Caritas Ambrosiana
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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.

#YoungCaritas, work hard and make a difference

By |2 August 2016|

Rose went to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow as part of the #YoungCaritas delegation. She told youngsters from around the world about her work with Caritas Senegal.

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.
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    “Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

“Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

By |5 July 2016|

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

June 18, 2016

What future for Syrians in Turkey?

By |18 June 2016|

Giving the Syrian refugees something to hope for is a key. Caritas provides a space for children to play, do art, make friends and even garden.

A day in the life of a Syrian mother in Turkey

By |18 June 2016|

Yusra wakes up at 4 am. She will spend the next 12 hours in the fields picking fruit and vegetables alongside other Syrian refugees.

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.

April 17, 2016

“You are not alone”: Pope Francis in Lesbos

By |17 April 2016|

Caritas staff met Pope Francis on his ecumenical visit to Lesbos, where he was raising the plight of refugees.

Pope brings hope to refugees on Lesbos

By |12 April 2016|

Caritas has been providing aid to refugees and migrants on Lesbos, as the Greek island awaits the visit of Pope Francis.

March 30, 2016

Cardinal Tagle meets migrants workers in Lebanon

By |30 March 2016|

There are over a quarter of a million migrant domestic women workers in Lebanon. Caritas Lebanon is one of the few local organisations making efforts to ensure decent working conditions.

Borders go up in Europe, leaving thousands stranded

By |9 March 2016|

The decision to impose tighter border restrictions is effectively converting Greece into a refugee camp. Caritas is providing aid, but says EU policies must change.

February 24, 2016

Refugees and migrants on the Greek border with Macedonia

By |24 February 2016|

More than 930,000 refugees arrived in Greece in the past 12 months. Last year several thousand people were crossing the border at Idomeni every day but now there are tight restrictions.

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.

Dignity, values and rights for migrants in Mexico

By |12 February 2016|

“The Pope invites us to take up the Church's task of mercy and forgiveness, and with migrants this means informing or reminding them that they are human persons, with dignity, values and rights,” says Bishop Ortiz

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.

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