December 18, 2014

Migrant children need opportunities, says Caritas

By |18 December 2014|

Caritas urges governments to prioritise the needs of unaccompanied migrant children on World Migrant Day and to increase employment opportunities in home countries for young people.

Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

By |15 December 2014|

In addition to providing health care for other illnesses and establishing strict infection control procedures and screening areas in order to prevent transmission of the virus in the health care setting, the Church has mobilized a community response and community education in order to engage clergy and local parish groups in efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

By |11 December 2014|

We must attend to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of all those facing health challenges. For many years, Caritas and other Catholic Church-inspired organisations have delivered health care to people who need it in both emergency and day-to-day situations, building the capacities of local communities to prevent the onset of illness and provide medicines and other life-saving supplies for treatment programmes.

November 27, 2014

  • Fifty percent of public funding for climate change should go to adaptation. Credit: Caritas
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    Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

By |27 November 2014|

Caritas and CIDSE call for firm commitment from governments to put the poor at the centre of climate change policy, ahead of the COP20 United Nations conference on climate change from 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru.

Defend the rights of child migrants

By |13 November 2014|

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 20 November, Caritas Internationalis says more must be done to protect child migrants, especially those travelling alone. Caritas calls on governments to greater defend their rights by applying key laws as set out in the convention.

October 16, 2014

World Food Day: We can end hunger by 2025

By |16 October 2014|

On World Food Day, the humanitarian and development organisation of the Catholic Church, Caritas Internationalis says the world has the resources to end hunger by 2025.

Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

By |15 October 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal for €2.5 million, (US$3 million) to help over 50,000 of the neediest people as severe food crisis looms in early 2015.

September 17, 2014

Giving hope to the Middle East

By |17 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis conference 15-17 September in Rome on Middle East commits to working more on advocacy, peacebuilding and community resilence.
  • A Syrian refugee boy points at the Syrian flag he draws as he takes part in a computer classe on June 19, 2014 at Caritas Migrant Centre in Dahr El Ain, near Tripoli. Photo by Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas
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    Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

By |3 September 2014|

Caritas Lebanon is boosting its activities to continue supporting Syrian refugees. It will also help vulnerable Lebanese families and Iraqi Christians who have fled persecution.

August 26, 2014

End detention of child migrants

By |26 August 2014|

Leeanne Torpey, from the International Detention Coalition, explains in a guest blog why the world has to protect children who are imprisoned for no other reason than they are migrants.

Renewed Gaza conflict threatens relief effort

By |22 August 2014|

Caritas staff in Gaza had been able to take advantage of a now dead ceasefire to deliver essential aid to the worst-hit areas. Now the fighting has resumed, it’s preventing Caritas reaching all those in need.

Caritas aids Iraqi minorities fleeing fighting

By |6 August 2014|

Shia Muslims, Christians and Yazidi are fleeing violence in their thousands as extremisits seize more territory in the north of Iraqi. Caritas is providing food and other aid to those in desperate need..

July 29, 2014

CRS aid gets through to Gaza

By |29 July 2014|

The Israeli offensive in Gaza continues, with civilian casualties, destruction of buildings, damage to infrastructure and internal displacement continuing to rise. During a short ceasefire, CRS reached families whose homes had been totally destroyed.
  • Caritas calls on the international community to ensure existing peace agreements are upheld. Credit: LIz O'Neill/CRS
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    Caritas calls for a ceasefire and the protection of human rights in the Holy Land

Caritas calls for a ceasefire and the protection of human rights in the Holy Land

By |24 July 2014|

Caritas Internationalis (CI) calls on both parties in the Gaza conflict to agree to a permanent ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to get through and for the human rights of Palestinians to be protected.
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    Caritas urges governments to protect the rights of victims of trafficking

Caritas urges governments to protect the rights of victims of trafficking

By |24 July 2014|

Caritas urges governments to increase efforts to protect the dignity and rights of trafficked people on the first ever World Day of Trafficking in Persons (30th July).

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