October 12, 2016

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    Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

By |12 October 2016|

Caritas upholds the position that human rights regarding cities and adequate housing should be at the heart of the New Urban Agenda.

Hurricane-hit Haiti appeal

By |7 October 2016|

Caritas is launching an international appeal for 250,000 euros for hurricaine-hit Haiti. Over 15,500 people fled their homes and 350,000 need help.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti ‘catastrophic’

By |4 October 2016|

Hurricane Matthew is battering the Caribbean nation with high winds, heavy rains and storm surges. The government has declared a state of red alert. “The effect of the hurricane in the south of Haiti is catastrophic,” said Fr Jean-Hervé François, director of Caritas Haiti.

Home away from home in Mexico

By |4 October 2016|

Caritas believes it is vital that migrants are treated with dignity as persons. Caritas Mexico provides all kinds of assistance to those seeking hope for their families through their Casa del Migrante program

July 31, 2016

Raising the voices of #YoungCaritas to fight injustice

By |31 July 2016|

Daniel Hale encourages young people from Caritas to use their voices for the poor and to fight injustice.
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    ‘Where is love?’ At World Youth Day in the Krakow suburbs

‘Where is love?’ At World Youth Day in the Krakow suburbs

By |31 July 2016|

Caritas youth was celebrated at World Youth Day 2016 with Cardinal Luis Tagle and young people from Caritas from across the world.
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    World Youth Day 2016: “Let the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives”

World Youth Day 2016: “Let the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives”

By |27 July 2016|

I'm going to celebrate with Pope Francis in high spirits, in the land of our beloved Pope John Paul II, to ask on behalf of the young people of Venezuela and the Latin America and Caribbean region that the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives.

June 15, 2016

Increase support for peace process in Colombia

By |15 June 2016|

Caritas calls on the European Union to ensure truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition for the victims of the Colombian conflict.

Laudato Si’ – one year on

By |13 June 2016|

One year since the launch of Laudato Si', Caritas has heard Pope Francis’ call and answered his challenge with a concrete plan of action.

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.

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