June 2, 2016

Hospitals run out of supplies in Venezuela

By |2 June 2016|

Without a functioning healthcare system to help stave off the spread of disease in Venezuela it is falling to organisations like Caritas to pick up the slack.

May 27, 2016

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    [Photos] Church and Caritas uplift earthquake affected communities in Ecuador

[Photos] Church and Caritas uplift earthquake affected communities in Ecuador

By |27 May 2016|

The Church has set up listening centers to help people process trauma and grief. Over the course of the next 12 months the Church will help Ecuador heal .

Homes, food, jobs key after Ecuador quake

By |6 May 2016|

Caritas aims to help 3,500 people in 8 rural communities in Ecuador rebuild their lives.

A human rights school in Amazonia

By |4 May 2016|

The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) aims to create a training programme for community leaders and pastoral workers in the Amazon region, who have an extensive track record in protection and may thus respond to the challenges highlighted by the Pope.

April 27, 2016

“We need the whole world” in Ecuador

By |27 April 2016|

“Part of the idiosyncrasy of human nature is that when pain comes people unite,” says Fr. Euclides. “But they quickly forget about that pain and they forget about the affected. Right now we have a lot of donations, enough to feed our people. What worries me is what happens two weeks from now? How will our provisions be then?”

Level of damage in Ecuador overwhelming

By |22 April 2016|

Agencies must think about setting up camps and how to provide the basics: water, sanitation, and child-friendly areas. Once that has been accomplished the task will shift to providing temporary housing and eventually how to get people back into homes.

Ecuador earthquake: photo diary

By |22 April 2016|

Images from some of the worst hit parts of Ecuador, which was struck by a powerful earthquake.

Church responds to Equador quake

By |20 April 2016|

Immediately after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the coastal province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, more than 500 people arrived at the Cristo Rey (Christ the King) Catholic Cathedral seeking safety.

Tents and rescue boats needed in Ecuador after quake

By |19 April 2016|

Remote parts of Ecuador hit by an earthquake are in desperate need of aid says Caritas.

Caritas ready to respond to Ecuador quake

By |18 April 2016|

Caritas Ecuador is scrambling to coordinate relief efforts with the local government to effectively reach those most in need follow a big earthquake.

February 17, 2016

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

Cuban migrant crisis in Latin America

By |1 February 2016|

Caritas in Costa Rica has been providing food, shelter, medical care and psychosocial support for Cuban migrants who are hoping to resume their journey to the United States.

January 8, 2016

Remembering Haiti’s heroes

By |8 January 2016|

Ambassador Ken Hackett, the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, remembers the Haiti earthquake 6 years ago when was with Catholic Relief Services.

December 15, 2015

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.

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