February 4, 2014

South Sudan at crossroads say its bishops

By |4 February 2014|

South Sudan's bishops call on the Catholic community to support relief efforts in their country. They also say with a shaky ceasefire in place, reconciliation and reform are essential.

January 21, 2014

Caritas says tragedy must end in Syria

By |21 January 2014|

Caritas says international conference on Syria must lead to an immediate ceasefire to end the violence and allow aid to reach people.

Christian organisations tackle labour exploitation

By |16 January 2014|

The anti-trafficking network COATNET will meet in Madrid next week to discuss trafficking for labour exploitation and domestic servitude. Moreover, members of the network will outline their common plan and collective actions for the coming years.

December 11, 2013

Pope Francis calls for One Human Family, Food for All

By |11 December 2013|

Pope Francis has told crowds in St Peter’s Square that hunger is a scandal and he urged them to support the Caritas ‘One Human Family, Food for All’ campaign.

Pope Francis denounces ‘global scandal’ of hunger

By |9 December 2013|

Pope Francis says that the world can no longer turn away from the millions of people who are suffering from hunger.
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    Central African Republic: “We’re at the mercy of God, please pray for us.”

Central African Republic: “We’re at the mercy of God, please pray for us.”

By |6 December 2013|

Caritas staff in the Central African Republic are reporting the capital Bangui and many parts of the country are gripped by chaos and terror as fighting continues between forces loyal to the ex-president and the fighters who overthrew him.
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    Central African Republic Church leaders call for immediate ceasefire

Central African Republic Church leaders call for immediate ceasefire

By |5 December 2013|

Caritas and the Catholic Church in Central African Republic are calling for an immediate ceasefire as heavy fighting breaks out in the capital Bangui between forces loyal to the former president and the fighters who overthrew his regime.

September 25, 2013

Caritas aiding Philippine flood victims

By |25 September 2013|

Monsoon rains have caused deadly flooding in Manila in the Philippines and in other areas, affecting over a million people. The torrential down pour has cause widespread damage to homes and infrastructure.

Peace talks only option to Syria crisis

By |25 September 2013|

Caritas Internationalis says that the ongoing civil war in Syria can only be resolved through inclusive peace talks.

Empowerment through participation Post-2015

By |25 September 2013|

Caritas says that the empowerment of people in poverty must be central to global development as the United Nations plans its strategy for closing the gap between rich and poor in coming years.
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    Caritas Pakistan joins protests after deadly suicide attack in church

Caritas Pakistan joins protests after deadly suicide attack in church

By |25 September 2013|

Two suicide bombers struck a historic church in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Sunday, killing 81 people attending Mass. It was one of the deadliest attacks on Christians in Pakistan's history.

April 8, 2013

  • On the International Day of Roma, Caritas Europa is calling for a renewed effort by the EU and its Member States to promote the full inclusion of Roma people in economic and social life, and to guard carefully against the scapegoating of this ethnic group as the economic crisis in Europe continues.

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    Caritas draws attention to worsening situation of Roma people in Europe on International Roma Day

Caritas draws attention to worsening situation of Roma people in Europe on International Roma Day

By |8 April 2013|

Caritas Europa has expressed its concern about the situation of Roma across EU Member States today on 8 April, the International Day of Roma, and is calling for a renewed effort by the EU to promote the full inclusion of Roma people.  According to the most recent Caritas Europa ‘Europe 2020 Shadow Report’, the Roma population constitutes one of the largest ethnic minorities in Europe – between 10 and 12 million citizens. This minority is spread through the European continent and is highly concentrated in Central and Eastern Europe. Jorge Nuño-Mayer, Secretary General of Caritas Europa says:  “Across Europe, real progress in improving the living conditions and opportunities for Roma remains limited. Especially in certain countries, a high proportion of Roma persons are affected by extreme poverty and social exclusion. The Roma are the most marginalized ethnic group in Europe, facing deep social problems related to low educational levels, high unemployment, inadequate [...]

March 28, 2013

Solidarity with Syria

By |28 March 2013|

Caritas Internationalis in collaboration with Caritas Syria held a high level meeting of Caritas organisations in the Vatican on 21-22 March to discuss and make further plans to help and provide assistance to all people suffering from the Syria crisis. Caritas members pledged their support to the work of Caritas Syria, and to members in the region who are helping in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan with food, shelter, medical supplies, healthcare, education and finding employment in combined programmes of nearly €15 million. Those programmes have been focused over the last few months on helping Syrians survive the winter, but will be extended as we move into spring and summer. Caritas provides aid to Syrians regardless of their political or religious beliefs. At the end the meeting, Caritas organisations joined their voices to send a strong message of hope and solidarity to people suffering from the conflict in Syria: “In this Holy [...]

Caritas members working together on Mali crisis

By |12 March 2013|

Caritas is launching a wide-ranging response covering four countries to help those affected by the recent conflict in Mali which has uprooted hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. A 3,055,134 euro (US$4 million) programme will strengthen Caritas organisations in Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal so they can help the hundreds of thousands of Malians affected by the crisis. The prime focus of the programme is to provide aid to the internally displaced, refugees and others who are victims of the Mali conflict. “The funds given to this emergency not only give us the chance to extend our solidarity to Malian refugees in a time of need but they also invest in helping Caritas organisations in the Sahel respond to the emergency together and to have a good grounding for collaboration on future emergencies,” said Gaston Goro, head of emergencies at Caritas Mali. Over 5000 families (30-35,000 people) in Mali and [...]

Caritas prepared for possible election violence in Kenya

By |1 March 2013|

Caritas in Kenya has laid the groundwork to respond in the event that violence erupts during presidential elections next week.

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