August 28, 2015

Inside Calais’s migrant camp

By |28 August 2015|

For some migrants, Calais is the last stage of their journey before reaching the United Kingdom. For others, it’s a limbo. “Jungle 2” is a new site for the migrants, tolerated by the local authorities. There are between 2000 and 3000 people there. Secours Catholique (Caritas France) is working with others to improve the conditions there.

South eastern Europe sees growing rise in refugees

By |21 August 2015|

Migrants fleeing poverty and persecution in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are trying to get to the European Union through Turkey, Macedonia and Serbia. They face harsh conditions.

July 30, 2015

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    Migrants suffer in a Greece struggling to cope with economic crisis

Migrants suffer in a Greece struggling to cope with economic crisis

By |30 July 2015|

Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees keep arriving to the Greek islands of Kos, Lesvos and Chios.

Migrant life in Greece in a time of crisis

By |21 July 2015|

The situation in Greece is getting worse by the day. New migrants know about the economic crisis here, but still they decide to come to Greece as it is their entry point to Europe.

Painting by numbers in Ukraine

By |15 July 2015|

"We're not doing enough. The humanitarian catastrophe has not really been talked about or covered: 1.3 million people have left their homes behind and everything they had."

June 24, 2015

Syrian refugees in dramatic need in Turkey

By |24 June 2015|

Women and children refugees recently arrived from Syria to Turkey are living in extremely difficult conditions. Caritas is able to some aid but more is needed.

May 20, 2015

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    End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

By |20 May 2015|

Caritas leaders said that ending hunger by 2025 is an achievable goal if we support family and small scale farming during Caritas Day at the Milan 2015 Expo.
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    ‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

By |16 May 2015|

"Shaking someone's hand, looking into their eyes, offering a friendly presence, saving a person from loneliness--these should be the concern of Caritas," said Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a homily at a Mass for Caritas clergy and staff.

Cardinal Tagle elected president of Caritas Internationalis

By |14 May 2015|

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines has been elected as the new president of Caritas Internationalis at the confederation's 20th General Assembly in Rome.

Pope Francis opens Caritas General Assembly

By |13 May 2015|

In Mass celebrated for the opening of Caritas’ General Assembly, Pope Francis spoke of our responsibility to look after the planet and to feed the hungry.
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    Pope Francis to open Caritas Internationalis General Assembly on caring for creation

Pope Francis to open Caritas Internationalis General Assembly on caring for creation

By |12 May 2015|

The Caritas Internationalis General Assembly (12-17 May) is on the theme of ‘One Human Family, Caring for Creation’. Over 300 delegates will set plans for the next 4 years aimed at improving the lives of those living in poverty and misery.
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    ‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

By |8 May 2015|

Caritas thinks ahead, helping local communities alongside displaced ones to prevent conflict beginning between the two. Caritas provides skills training, education and housing – helping people get back home together, back to working and learning.

Nepal grieves for its lost loved ones

By |1 May 2015|

It took one minute to shatter Ramjandra’s life. The minute was 11:56 on Saturday 25 April 2015. It was the minute when the biggest earthquake for 92 years hit Nepal.

April 29, 2015

Ten things you might not know about people trafficking

By |29 April 2015|

You don’t have to go to “the peripheries”, in the words of Pope Francis, to meet victims of human trafficking, because often they are “hiding in plain sight” in our societies.

Mediterranean migrants dying of European indifference

By |21 April 2015|

Over 800 people died in a migrant shipwreck off the coast of Libya. Only 27 people are thought to have survived the tragedy. Caritas Catania was at the port when their ship arrived at midnight in Sicily. Don Piero Galvano, director of Caritas Catania gives his thoughts.

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