April 21, 2016

Paris climate change deal needs government action

By |21 April 2016|

World leaders will gather at the UN Headquarters in New York on 22 April for the initial signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement.

September 30, 2015

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    Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

Pope’s historic visit to the United States reinforces global need to end HIV/AIDS in children

By |30 September 2015|

Remarks by Pope Francis curiously coincided with the precipitous and remarkable decision by a USA-based pharmaceutical company to raise - by over 5,000% - the price of a 62-year-old medication used by persons living with HIV.
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    Pope Francis calls us to transform our world at the United Nations

Pope Francis calls us to transform our world at the United Nations

By |25 September 2015|

Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations this morning was an invitation to us all to change the way in which we see this world.
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    Catholic organisations launch dialogue at the UN to influence upcoming climate negotiations

Catholic organisations launch dialogue at the UN to influence upcoming climate negotiations

By |22 September 2015|

Caritas Internationalis and CIDSE have organised a high-level dialogue at the United Nations to make sure the faith voice rings out strong and clear in the run-up to the Paris COP21 climate summit in November.

The poor must be at the heart of the future of development

By |15 September 2015|

Caritas is calling for the world to put the poor first and ensure the safe future of the planet by uniting behind the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals which promise to end extreme poverty, tackle inequality and take action on climate change by 2030.

March 2, 2015

Displaced pensioners yearn for home in Ukraine

By |2 March 2015|

For those who flee the violence in their towns, needs are high for medicine, clothing, rent, firewood and food. Galina and Alexandre are receiving CRS/Caritas support of a cash grant, in the amount of €265 (US$300), that will allow them to purchase the most critical living items.

April 2, 2014

Mass for migrants in Mexican wilderness

By |2 April 2014|

US bishops celebrated Mass for migrants on the US-Mexico border. Caritas and the US Bishops work together prompting the rights of migrants who are children.

October 30, 2013

A refugee remembers Syria

By |30 October 2013|

The nostalgia for what Syria was – and the effort to convey that longing to others – seems to be for so many refugees the last grip on a normal life, to keep themselves from losing their minds.

May 2, 2013

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    ‘Everything has been destroyed and nearly everyone has been robbed’ – Central Africa Republic

‘Everything has been destroyed and nearly everyone has been robbed’ – Central Africa Republic

By |2 May 2013|

Reports coming out of Bangui paint a brutal picture of fear and violence with no end in sight. No one feels safe and help and comfort are hard to come by as the violence persists.

April 18, 2013

Catholic Peacebuilding conference

By |18 April 2013|

Catholic leaders, academics, and U.S. government officials addressed Catholic peacebuilding and U.S. foreign policy at a major conference, Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in Terris at 50, April 9-10, at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

February 21, 2013

Mali Crisis: A young mother’s story

By |21 February 2013|

The money the family receives from Catholic Relief Services, a Caritas member based in the USA. It covers the rent. Sometimes there’s enough to go towards some rice or millet to eat. The luxuries, like the colorful bracelets Djélika likes, will have to wait.

November 8, 2012

HIV prevention: “Where are the men?”

By |8 November 2012|

March 16, 2012

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    On board trains to the United States, migrants are not alone

On board trains to the United States, migrants are not alone

By |16 March 2012|

It is 7:30pm, in Amatlan, in the province of Cordoba Veracruz. The train whistle blows in the distance. In Norma Romero Vazquez' kitchen, headquarters of the "Patronas ", women bustle about.. Carmen, 90, the oldest of the women in the family, takes a crate filled with bags of food. Along with her daughters and granddaughters, Carmen goes to the railway that passes about ten meters away from her house. Over a distance of a kilometer, the fifteen women share the crates out between themselves. When the light of the train appears, they get as close as possible to the tracks and stretch out their arms laden with food bags. "God bless you", cry the migrants aboard the goods train. In a few minutes, the train has gone. Back to Norma's kitchen. For over 15 years, Carmen, Norma and the others have been handing out food, clothing and medicines to the migrants on [...]

Mali refugees in Niger need clean water

By |9 March 2012|

Migrants risk all to cross from Mexico to the US

By |7 March 2012|

Human smuggling is a boom business according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, with the profits in the billions (over $32 billion in 2005). Caritas Internationalis says that while every country has the right to regulate immigration, restrictive measures are simply encouraging people to resort to more dangerous and expensive channels of migration.

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