Flooding is not unusual in Passau, the eastern Bavarian town known as ‘three river city’. The town is located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. It’s accustomed to rising water levels. Homeowners keep sandbags on the doorstep of their house at all times. But what happened last Sunday and Monday was unprecedented.It was a scene that the town has not witnessed since the Middle Ages.
Caritas offers support to the people in the regions affected by the flooding. “From this moment on the Caritas disaster relief fund is available for emergency aid. Additional to financial temporary measures, the people will also need human support and accompanying assistance during bureaucratic procedures,“ says Franz Küberl, Caritas Austria President.
The first Polish home care providers supported through a German-Polish Caritas cooperation have started working in Germany. The project was created to bring together Polish home care providers and elderly Germans assisted by Caritas in their homes.
Governments met June 1-12th in Bonn, Germany to discuss a negotiating text for a new deal on climate change. Caritas members from Europe, Asia, and Africa will be at the UNFCCC meeting to lobby negotiators for a text that reflects the needs of the poor. Bonn is a stepping stone to approving a post 2012 ...