- 18/06/2013Syrian refugees suffering depression and stress
Syrian refugees fleeing to Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have lost their homes, their belongings and their jobs or schools. They’ve witnessed war at home and faced a perilous journey to escape.
- 13/06/2013Urgent appeal for Central African Republic
The Central African Republic could face serious food shortages as a result of the instability before, during and after the 24 March coup by the Seleka rebel coalition.
- 12/06/2013Mali conflict could destabilise region
Caritas warns that unless peace is established in Mali, insecurity could spread to the whole region.
- 05/06/2013Floods hit central Europe
Floods across central Europe continue to devastate parts of Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.
- 23/05/2013Urgent call for action: protect Syrian people from more slaughter
Caritas has been responding to the needs of Syrians since the first days of the crisis in March 2011, supporting both those inside the country and refugees throughout the region. Caritas has helped more than 100,000 people in need, without discrimination.
- 20/05/2013First steps agreed to develop a new humanitarian standards architecture
The Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP), People In Aid and the Sphere Project have now moved into the action phase to develop a new humanitarian standards architecture.
- 16/05/2013Pope Francis tells Caritas leadership: a Church without charity does not exist
Pope Francis met with Caritas leaders from around the world to discuss their work in helping millions of poor and vulnerable people, telling them “a Church without charity does not exist.”
- 08/04/2013Caritas welcomes arms trade treaty
Caritas welcomes the approval of the first global arms treaty at the United Nations last week.
- 08/04/2013Caritas draws attention to worsening situation of Roma people in Europe on International Roma Day
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.
- 28/03/2013Solidarity with Syria
Caritas Lebanon will assist in the evacuation of another group of Filipino refugees who are fleeing the war in Syria in a bid to return home.
- 12/03/2013Caritas members working together on Mali crisis
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.
- 01/03/2013Caritas prepared for possible election violence in Kenya
Caritas in Kenya has laid the groundwork to respond in the event that violence erupts during presidential elections next week.
- 19/02/2013Central African Republic tired of “useless suffering” at hands of rebels, say bishops
Bishops from Central African Republic (CAR) have made an desperate plea to the international community and their government to help communities who are being terrorised by rebels.
- 18/01/2013Caritas helping Darfur ten years on
Caritas will help over half a million people in Sudan’s Darfur region this year as part of a US$9.6 million (7.3 million euro) programme.
- 17/01/2013Church in Mali urges international help as crisis unfolds
The president of Caritas Mali, Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako, has asked for a humanitarian corridor to be opened in his war-torn country. He also appealed to the global Caritas network and the international community to help those affected by the conflict currently being fought.
- 30/11/2012Caritas appeal for crisis-hit Congo
Caritas is appealing for more than US $2.6 million to assist people caught up in the latest conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- 22/11/2012Catholic Church in Africa outraged by Congo violence
African Catholic Church leaders meeting in Kinshasa say that escalating violence in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo is causing a major humanitarian tragedy.
- 21/11/2012Caritas looks to provide aid in Congo after Goma falls to rebels
Caritas is expressing deep concern over the humanitarian situation in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo after rebels seized Goma, a city of over a million inhabitants.
- 21/11/2012Greater protection for migrants in the time of crisis
Caritas urges governments to fight the exploitation of migrants by offering decent work, social protection and greater opportunities for human development.
- 09/11/2012Earthquake survivors in Guatemala need shelter and aid
Caritas Guatemala is calling on communities to show solidarity with those affected by the country’s earthquake by donating goods which are in short supply.
- 09/11/2012Caritas behind the fight against trafficking
Caritas is boosting awareness and collaboration on human trafficking with a relaunch of the COATNET website which is dedicated to the issue.
- 11/10/2012Helping flood-hit Pakistan
Caritas has launched a three-month emergency programme to help families following severe flooding in Pakistan. The programme will cost US$1.4 million (€1.1 million).
- 10/10/2012Caritas appeals for help in famine-hit Somalia
Caritas is appealing for funds to help farming households in Somalia struggling with famine following a long-term drought.
- 04/10/2012Caritas helping flood-hit Philippines
Caritas is appealing for funds to help families in the Philippines, many of whom are living in temporary evacuation centres following massive floods.
- 23/08/2012Ethiopia drought relief work ‘still critical,’ says Caritas
Caritas is launching a new appeal to continue its lifesaving work in drought-stricken areas of Ethiopia. Its programmes will help farmers and herders produce more food, and will also improve water systems and infrastructure in remote areas.
- 24/04/2012Sudan and South Sudan must step back from war
Caritas Internationalis fears that a full scale war is imminent between Sudan and South Sudan with dire humanitarian consequences for both unless there is pull back from further military action.
- 26/01/2012Growing crisis in South Sudan’s Jonglei as fighting continues
Fears are growing over the increasingly ethnic and violent nature of the conflict in South Sudan’s Jonglei State. It’s the latest fighting in the region following independence for South Sudan last July.
- 17/12/2011Caritas teams on the ground in flood-hit southern Philippines
Caritas teams continue to fan out over the southern Philippine island of Mindanao to help families suffering because of massive flash flooding.
- 11/11/2011International concern for humanitarian crisis in Colombia
The Caritas Working Group for Colombia says the human rights situation in Córdoba continues to be critical.
- 02/11/2011Caritas launches appeal for Thailand’s flood survivors
In the wake of floods that submerged homes, crops, factories and more, Caritas Internationalis is calling for EUR 506,494 to help the people of Thailand.
- 20/10/2011World failing Pakistan flood victims
Caritas says a poor response by the international community to major floods in Pakistan in 2011 is endangering lives.
- 17/10/2011Flooding causes havoc across Central America
Torrential rains across Central America have caused deadly flooding in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
- 05/10/2011Caritas aids one million people in East Africa as Pope makes food crisis plea
Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday 5 October highlighted the plight of 13 million people at risk in East Africa’s ongoing food crisis.
- 30/09/2011Caritas to help 48,000 Somali refugees in Kenya
In Somalia, drought and ongoing conflict have reached crisis levels and affect over half of the population.
- 30/08/2011Caritas helping Bangladeshis stranded by floods
Caritas is appealing for 414,227 euro (US $596,569) to help Bangladeshi families stranded by severe floods.
- 26/08/2011Caritas launches appeal to help drought-hit Ethiopians
Caritas is appealing for EUR 1,489,048 (US $2,149,143 million) to help
Ethiopia during its most severe drought in 60 years.
- 12/08/2011Caritas launches Kenya emergency appeal
Caritas is appealing for 4 million euro (US$5.6 million) to help Kenya during its most severe drought
in 60 years.
- 06/07/2011Independence of South Sudan is moment of hope
Caritas Internationalis says independence for South Sudan marks a moment of hope after decades of war and the loss of millions of lives.
- 01/07/2011Caritas Italy celebrates 40 years of work for the poor
Caritas Italy today begins celebrations to mark 40 years of offering support and services to the poor.
- 24/06/2011Urgent protection of civilians in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains needed as conflict grows
Caritas Internationalis says conflict in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains and Abyei risks spiralling into a full-blown major humanitarian emergency.