February 12, 2016

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
  • Trauma, nightmares among Syrican refugee children in Lebanon. Photo by Khaury/CLMC
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    Caritas urges more action to protect mental health of child refugees from Syria

Caritas urges more action to protect mental health of child refugees from Syria

By |4 February 2016|

More than half of the Syrian refugees (56%) in Lebanon are under 18. While only one in ten was injured in the conflict before arriving in Lebanon, many of the child refugees show symptoms of trauma, including flashbacks and nightmares.

Mercy and trafficking – ransom the captive

By |2 February 2016|

We have to work against the indifference that assigns culpability to others and absolves us of every wrongdoing. The onus therefore lies on everyone to do something to combat and prevent this modern day slavery.
  • Caritas in Nepal  gives women small loans so they have income-generation options at home and don't have to leave their families. Photo by Sheahen/Caritas
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    International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking

By |2 February 2016|

Human trafficking is the modern-day term for slavery. Women, children and men are bought and sold, beaten, abused and sometimes killed as they are traded like commodities on the invisible trafficking markets across the world.

January 21, 2016

An appeal to end the suffering in Syria

By |21 January 2016|

We – leaders of humanitarian organisations and UN agencies - appeal not only to governments but to each of you - citizens around the world – to add your voices in urging an end to the carnage. To urge that all parties reach agreement on a ceasefire and a path to peace.

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.

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.

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.

November 21, 2015

Welcoming minor migrants in Rome

By |21 November 2015|

Minor migrants of younger and younger age are coming to Italy throwing up challenges for authorities and aid agencies welcoming them.

Rights of the Child protected by Caritas in Swaziland

By |16 November 2015|

The right to “life, survival and development”, to “education and health care”, to “participation” are all protected under the Convention on the Rights of the Child which is commemorating its 26th anniversary.

Afghan refugees to Europe is still on the rise

By |13 November 2015|

For a decade, Afghans have been the largest source country for refugees in the world, but this was overtaken by Syrian refugees in 2014. Yet, the numbers of Afghan entering Europe is still on the rise, making up twenty per cent of all refugees.
  • In Nepal a sign warns girls about false promises of marriage.

Caritas Nepal runs awareness-raising sessions so that people will be wary of fast-cash offers. Photo by Sheahen/Caritas
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    Caritas and partners to advance fight against Human Trafficking

Caritas and partners to advance fight against Human Trafficking

By |12 November 2015|

Members and partners of the Network of Christian Organizations Against Trafficking in Humans (COATNET) from 33 organisations and countries met for three days in Paris to advance the fight against the heinous crime of Human Trafficking.

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