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    Ugandan scrub turns into second largest refugee camps in world

Ugandan scrub turns into second largest refugee camps in world

By |2 December 2016|

Up until July, Bidi Bidi in Northern Uganda was mostly sparsely populated grassland. Now, it’s the second largest refugee camp in the world home to 220,000 people.
  • Hurricane Matthew devastated southern Haiti. Copyright: Marie Arago/Catholic Relief Services
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    COP22 sends positive signals but does not protect the poor from climate

COP22 sends positive signals but does not protect the poor from climate

By |22 November 2016|

Following COP22, Caritas urges more action and clarification on key issues over the next two years to ensure the Paris Agreement really delivers for the poor.

Hurricane-affected communities need our help

By |21 November 2016|

With little government presence in Haiti, people are frustrated by the lack of aid that has arrived and the Caritas distributions are welcome relief.

Pope Francis asks Caritas to have a prophetic courage

By |17 November 2016|

Pope Francis asked Caritas to have a prophetic courage "in rejecting everything that demeans human beings and to be “peacemakers and reconcilers between peoples, communities and believers.”

Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

By |17 November 2016|

Pope Francis has taken the issue of migrants to his heart, especially child migrants. Caritas Internationalis (CI) joins the Pope asking for durable solutions to protect migrant children.

Bringing light to the child migrants in our midst

By |17 November 2016|

On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, Caritas appeals for all possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.
  • Caritas is distributing hygiene materials and teaching people about Ebola prevention.
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    Remembering those who died in the West Africa ebola epidemic

Remembering those who died in the West Africa ebola epidemic

By |14 November 2016|

November is a special month in the Catholic Church to remember those who have died. Abbé Kpamou from Guinea, remembers his family members died of ebola.
  • Nerlande Clairveau and her family received a food and hygiene kit from Caritas Jeremie
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    Caritas secretary general on his visit to hurricane-hit Haiti

Caritas secretary general on his visit to hurricane-hit Haiti

By |9 November 2016|

Over 800 people died as a direct result of the hurricane in Haiti, but most people are facing a hellish survival.
  • Caritas began a water project in Niukaloka Vilage, Diocese of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands.
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    Caritas calls for a focus on the most vulnerable at climate conference in Marrakesh

Caritas calls for a focus on the most vulnerable at climate conference in Marrakesh

By |7 November 2016|

At COP22, Caritas wants to especially defend the position of African countries and communities. Africa still remains vulnerable to the impacts of climate change despite having been the least contributor to it.

Global day of prayer for Syria with Pope Francis in Sweden

By |4 November 2016|

Caritas organisations prayed around the world including in Damascus and Aleppo as Pope Francis led 10,000 people in Sweden calling for peace in Syria.
  • Refugee children wait for the beginning of their classes in Amman, Jordan.
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    Concrete action by Lutherans and Catholics in service of the world’s poor

Concrete action by Lutherans and Catholics in service of the world’s poor

By |27 October 2016|

The Malmö Arena will be the stage for activities focusing on the commitment to common witness and service of Catholics and Lutherans in the world.
  • Fr. Luk and some children at one of Caritas camps for the IDPs. Children need to get back to school. Photo by Caritas Central African Republic
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    Peace and security for the development of Central African Republic

Peace and security for the development of Central African Republic

By |25 October 2016|

Eighty percent of the population in Central African Republic depends on humanitarian aid. The key thing that the country needs the most is security.

Caritas focuses on food, hygiene and shelter for Haiti

By |25 October 2016|

Caritas is focusing on ensuring Haitians have food, clean water and hygiene items and shelter. Clean water is in short supply and poor sanitation threatens to trigger another outbreak of cholera.
  • The One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking conference took place 5-7 September. It was organised by Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and hosted by Caritas Nigeria. Photo by Caritas/Anna Bartošová
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    Caritas working against human trafficking at an international level

Caritas working against human trafficking at an international level

By |24 October 2016|

Caritas not only helps trafficked people by giving practical help and advice in towns and villages, but we also try to influence public opinion and advocate to key players as the Pope has called us to do.

Humanitarian crisis looms as Mosul battle rages in Iraq

By |21 October 2016|

Caritas is preparing for a wave of people fleeing the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul. Between 1.2 to 1.5 million people could be affected and 200,000 could flee in the first few weeks.

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