April 14, 2016

War-torn Ukraine needs aid

By |14 April 2016|

Pope Francis has announced that a special collection will be taken up in all Catholic churches in Europe on 24 April for Ukraine. Caritas on the frontline.

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.

A roadmap for the future of children with HIV

By |11 April 2016|

Massive progress has been made in relation to diagnosis and treatment of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, since the early 1980s. In 2015, UNAIDS announced we reached the milestone of getting 15 million people on anti-retroviral treatment.
  • Epiphanie and Josiane in northern Rwanda are both HIV positive, but thanks to prophylaxis treatment provided through the AIDSRelief consortium, their children are virus-free. Photo by Helen Blakesley/CRS.
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    Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

By |6 April 2016|

Caritas has invited faith-based groups to Rome to lay the groundwork for a roadmap for their greater engagement in diagnosing and treating children living with HIV.

March 9, 2016

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.

January 8, 2016

Caritas worker in Syria, refugee in Europe

By |8 January 2016|

Modar used to work for Caritas in Syria helping people who were fleeing conflict. When life became too dangerous, he left for Europe. He describes his work, the terrible journey and coming to terms with being a refugee.

December 28, 2015

Christmas lunch with refugees in Belgrade

By |28 December 2015|

Caritas staff and volunteers joined migrants and refugees in an asylum centre in Belgrade to celebrate lunch on Christmas Day.

Caritas launches Ukraine appeal

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas is appealing for support for Ukraine to help people caught in conflict get through the winter. The appeal for Euros 1.5 million will focus on shelter, winterisation, psycho-social support and access to basic health services.

Anniversary of the convention to protect migrant workers

By |15 December 2015|

Dirty, demanding and dangerous – these are the types of jobs that migrants often find themselves doing when they leave their homes.

Lesbos hotel where guests are refugees

By |15 December 2015|

The Caritas-supported Silver Bay Hotel has opened its doors and its rooms to refugees and migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Love in a cold climate for refugees crossing Macedonia

By |14 December 2015|

Caritas serves more than 500 portions of soup a day in a transit camp for refugees and migrants crossing into Macedonia from Greece.

Caritas welcomes climate deal but says still a lot to do

By |11 December 2015|

"We were hoping for courage and creativity from leaders to tackle climate change, yet the draft agreement lacks ambition and does not offer an adequate solution to this global emergency," says Caritas.
  • alentina Bachynska (R), 21, junior coordinator at  the Caritas Kiev Center, playing with Aristarkh, a 2 yo boy. MATTHIEU ALEXANDRE / CARITAS INTERNATIONALIS
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    Cardinal Tagle invites Caritas organisations to join the Holy Year of Mercy

Cardinal Tagle invites Caritas organisations to join the Holy Year of Mercy

By |8 December 2015|

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Caritas president, has echoed Pope Francis’ call to join “the revolution of tenderness” by inviting Caritas organisations to open their own Holy Door of Mercy

Exodus: Balkan route to Europe

By |7 December 2015|

In 2015, almost a million refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe. They’re escaping war, persecution and poverty. Aid agencies like Caritas are often the only help available.

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