September 29, 2016

Pope Francis calls for Middle East peacemakers

By |29 September 2016|

Pope Francis met with Church workers on the crisis in Syria and Iraq 29 September in the Vatican. There were representatives of 40 Catholic aid agencies and Churches engaged there in humanitarian operations, including Caritas organisations.

UN can make history for refugees and migrants

By |15 September 2016|

The United Nations will be discussing a plan for helping the 65 million people who’ve been uprooted by war, inequality, poverty, climate change around the world.

UN must do more to protect migrants and refugees

By |15 September 2016|

Ahead of the first ever UN summit on migrants and refugees in New York, Caritas Internationalis and Jesuit Refugee Services are calling for concrete change.
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    International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

By |1 September 2016|

Caritas is committed to fighting against the sale and trafficking of men, women and children into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers.

August 9, 2016

Crossing deserts, climbing fences and dreaming of Europe

By |9 August 2016|

I travelled to Rabat and went to Caritas. They gave me some clothes and medication and they paid for a place for me to live.

Ten key questions on migration

By |9 August 2016|

Sixty million people were either refugees or forcibly displaced in 2015. Martina Liebsch, head of policy and advocacy at Caritas Internationalis, looks at why such large movements of people are challenging nations and individuals.
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    Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

By |5 August 2016|

Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.

July 5, 2016

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    “Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

“Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

By |5 July 2016|

Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas Internationalis ‘Syria: Peace is Possible’ campaign

June 18, 2016

What future for Syrians in Turkey?

By |18 June 2016|

Giving the Syrian refugees something to hope for is a key. Caritas provides a space for children to play, do art, make friends and even garden.

A day in the life of a Syrian mother in Turkey

By |18 June 2016|

Yusra wakes up at 4 am. She will spend the next 12 hours in the fields picking fruit and vegetables alongside other Syrian refugees.

May 9, 2016

Sustainable development and the future of work

By |9 May 2016|

Caritas Internationalis, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Labour Organization strengthened ties to promote decent work at a conference held in Rome from 2-6th May.

April 17, 2016

“You are not alone”: Pope Francis in Lesbos

By |17 April 2016|

Caritas staff met Pope Francis on his ecumenical visit to Lesbos, where he was raising the plight of refugees.

Pope brings hope to refugees on Lesbos

By |12 April 2016|

Caritas has been providing aid to refugees and migrants on Lesbos, as the Greek island awaits the visit of Pope Francis.

March 9, 2016

Borders go up in Europe, leaving thousands stranded

By |9 March 2016|

The decision to impose tighter border restrictions is effectively converting Greece into a refugee camp. Caritas is providing aid, but says EU policies must change.

February 24, 2016

Refugees and migrants on the Greek border with Macedonia

By |24 February 2016|

More than 930,000 refugees arrived in Greece in the past 12 months. Last year several thousand people were crossing the border at Idomeni every day but now there are tight restrictions.

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