Peru

Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

Mining and other extractive industries are driving human rights abuses and damaging the environment in the Amazon, say indigenous leaders. During meetings at the UN in New York 22 April to 1 May, community leaders supported by the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial network (REPAM) will raise the plight of their people. Caritas is a member of REPAM. ...

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Caritas distributing aid in flood affected areas in Peru

Caritas distributing aid in flood affected areas in Peru

Peru is facing one of the biggest natural disaster caused by the El Niño conditions which has brought torrential rain, landslides and floods affecting thousands of families in the region of Lima, Ica, Ancash, Lambayeque, La Libertad, Arequipa, Piura and Tumbes. Peruvian officials have reported 75 deaths, 263 people injured, 10,538 collapsed houses, 159 bridges ...

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UN Climate Conference in Lima: business as “unusual”?

UN Climate Conference in Lima: business as “unusual”?

Following the momentum gained at the September climate summit, hosted in New York by the UN Secretary General, Catholic organisations united their voices to ask Governments for a firm commitment to reduce climate-warming emissions, facilitate adaptation programmes to the benefit of the poorest and comply with their promises for adequate public climate finance.

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Peru after the earthquake

Peru after the earthquake

In the course of a few minutes, Peru’s massive 2007 earthquake destroyed everything that some communities had spent years building.Houses collapsed, roads crumbled and essentials such as food and drinking water were suddenly hard to come by for many of the 650,000 people affected. Caritas launched an emergency appeal in the aftermath of the earthquake. ...

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Solidarity is key – Cardinal Rodríguez

Solidarity is key – Cardinal Rodríguez

“This is one of the most gratifying experiences, looking at the amount of good that can be done through solidarity among peoples.” Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has said that solidarity with the poor is vital to the work of Caritas as he marks the first anniversary of his election as president of the network of ...

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