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World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

World Humanitarian Day – highlight on how Caritas workers have responded to the refugee crisis in Europe

The statistics are sadly familiar. War in Syria has caused a mass exodus from the country of nearly 5 million people. Other wars and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are adding to this global humanitarian emergency. While sea crossings into Europe are down from their peak of 1.2 million in 2015, they ...

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Fighting famine with the people of Somalia

Fighting famine with the people of Somalia

Somalia is facing a worsening humanitarian crisis with 6.7 million people in need of urgent assistance as severe drought sweeps across East Africa. Caritas is able to save lives but funding means not enough can be done to prevent the food crisis from deepening . “We expect the situation to get quite bleak,” said Paul ...

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Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

Caritas agencies call on western countries to do more to help fleeing Syrians, as more than five million people have been forced to cross borders and register as refugees in neighbouring countries. They warn that a Brussels Conference on Syria this week must prioritise mobilising funds for longer-term development for Syrian refugees. In a joint ...

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Pope Francis’ seven suggestions to help child migrants

Pope Francis’ seven suggestions to help child migrants

Do you want to help child migrants? Here are seven suggestions from Pope Francis. Welcome child migrants into our homes, our communities and our nations. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me” (Mk 9:37; cf. Mt 18:5; Lk 9:48; Jn ...

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Caritas calls for action on the plight of solo refugee and migrant children.

Caritas is urging that proper protection be given to the millions of children who now make up an astonishing half of the world’s total refugees. “Many children have been made to travel alone as refugees or economic migrants,” says Maria Amparo Alonso Escobar, Head of the Caritas Delegation at the UN in Geneva. “They face ...

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