April 24, 2017

Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

By |24 April 2017|

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.

Death toll rises as floods continue in Peru

By |6 April 2017|

The casualties from severe floods in Peru have now risen to 106 dead and 358 wounded people, while the number forced from their homes has reached 156,400 as heavy rains continue across many areas of the country.

March 22, 2017

Caritas distributing aid in flood affected areas in Peru

By |22 March 2017|

Caritas Peru launched a campaign which aims to meet the most urgent basic needs for families affected by the landslides and floods.

May 4, 2016

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.

December 13, 2014

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

By |13 December 2014|

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.

April 30, 2014

Caritas Peru helps following floods

By |30 April 2014|

In the early morning hours of last January 26th, a downpour caused flooding in houses in the districts of Huepetuhe and Tambopata in Peru.

January 26, 2012

Responding to floods in Peru

By |26 January 2012|

July 7, 2011

Caritas anniversaries

By |7 July 2011|

The strength and history of the Caritas confederation shone strongly in 2010 with several members celebrating significant anniversaries.

November 21, 2008

Peru after the earthquake

By |21 November 2008|

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. Over the following months, generous donors from around the world gave over US$10 million to help people rebuild their communities and lives in central Peru. Initially, Caritas focused on helping 55,000 families by providing them with water, food and shelter, blankets and cooking and hygiene kits. The most vulnerable victims of the earthquake were targeted: children under five, senior citizens, people who were incapacitated and women who were heads of households. Caritas helped the sick and injured  by providing over 40 metric tons of medical aid and helped people get to hospital to receive treatment. As many people didn’t [...]

August 17, 2008

Solidarity is key – Cardinal Rodríguez

By |17 August 2008|

“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 162 national charities. “This is a long road that has been made by doing good around the world. And this is one of the most gratifying experiences, looking at the amount of good that can be done through solidarity among peoples,” said the Cardinal. Cardinal Maradiaga saw the importance of solidarity on the ground when he visited Peru following a massive earthquake last year. “I was really amazed when I arrived at the warehouse of Caritas and I saw the amount of young men and women who were devoting their time just to help – this was really, [...]