Caritas projects across the world work to ensure the fundamental rights of children are protected so that children can grow and flourish. Even if you take away a child’s voice, you can’t take away their rights.
Antonio Jimenez is an expert on child migration issues who lectures at the Universities of Huelva and Seville in Spain. Here he speaks about what can be done to minimise risks to child migrants in Morocco.
Latin America is the continent with the most inequality in the world, where the division between the rich and poor is massive. Caritas is working on all fronts to help combat the terrible scandal of poverty in which millions of people live.
Unfortunately rather than creating the conditions for a “globalisation of spirit” where we live in a state of peaceful co-existence and fraternity, we are increasingly experiencing a “globalisation of indifference”.
Caritas provides clothes, Italian and geography lessons and some of the food. The migrants should stay in the centre just a few days, but Italy is struggling to find longer-term accommodation for migrants because so many have been arriving.