Caritas remembers its patron saint Blessed Oscar Romero

By |24 March 2017|

Blessed Óscar Romero, Archbishop of San Salvador, was assassinated while celebrating the Eucharist on March 24, 1980. Bishop Gregorio Rosa Chávez, Archbishop of San Salvador and President of Cáritas El Salvador reminds us of his legacy.

Caritas distributing aid in flood affected areas in Peru

By |22 March 2017|

Caritas Peru launched a campaign which aims to meet the most urgent basic needs for families affected by the landslides and floods.
  • A girl goes looking for water from a well in Rajaf, 15 km south of Juba on March 19, 2017.
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    “South Sudan is collapsing.” Urgent aid needed to fight mass starvation

“South Sudan is collapsing.” Urgent aid needed to fight mass starvation

By |21 March 2017|

As the humanitarian crisis worsens in South Sudan, Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe, President of Caritas South Sudan and Bishop of Yei, has warned the country is in a state of collapse with millions of people facing mass starvation.
  • Trócaire repaired a bore hole recently in the village of Adior, Adior County, South Sudan. It was 20 years old and broken down.
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    “Our people are witnessing mass starvation.” South Sudanese bishop in Rome to highlight famine

“Our people are witnessing mass starvation.” South Sudanese bishop in Rome to highlight famine

By |17 March 2017|

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe, President of Caritas South Sudan and Bishop of Yei, will be in Rome from 21 March for a meeting of South Sudan experts to discuss the worsening crisis in his country where famine has been declared in the midst of civil war.

Cholera and hunger threaten Somalia

By |16 March 2017|

A famine in 2011 left over a quarter of a million people dead in Somalia. The current drought, one of the worst in living memory, is far more severe. Crops have been destroyed. Many villages have been left without water.

Pope Francis’ seven suggestions to help child migrants

By |15 March 2017|

Do you want to help child migrants? Here are seven suggestions from Pope Francis
  • Conflicts, civil unrest and lack of economic opportunities in the Middle East, Asia and Africa has seen a marked increase in 2015 in the flow of refugees and economic migrants to the European Union
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    Caritas calls for action on the plight of solo refugee and migrant children

Caritas calls for action on the plight of solo refugee and migrant children

By |14 March 2017|

Caritas is urging that proper protection be given to the millions of children who now make up an astonishing half of the world’s total refugees.

South Sudan famine: I write with tears in my eyes

By |28 February 2017|

Parts of South Sudan face famine due to an ongoing civil war, collapse of law and order and drought. William Okot de Toby is the managing director of a diocesan Caritas, Caritas Torit, in the south-eastern part of the country. He answered our questions.

South Sudan bishops: “This famine is man-made”

By |24 February 2017|

Following the declaration of famine in Unity State, South Sudan this week, the country’s Catholic bishops have issued a powerful pastoral letter condemning the country’s civil war and labelling the famine as “man-made”.

Urgent food aid needed as famine strikes South Sudan

By |22 February 2017|

Famine declared in South Sudan with 275,000 children severely malnourished and more than 5 million people urgently in need of food and agricultural assistance.

Life inside a refugee reception centre in Croatia

By |10 February 2017|

Caritas Croatia and Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) are two of the few organisations still present in Porin. They’re working together to support asylum seekers and increase their chances to integrate in Croatia.

How young migrants fall into the hands of traffickers

By |4 February 2017|

Jimmy Lopez, 24, was trafficked after he left his family in Honduras to go to the United States. His story reminds us of the vulnerability of child migrants to human trafficking, and the need to protect them and their rights.
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    More violence in Eastern Ukraine, thousands are without water and power

More violence in Eastern Ukraine, thousands are without water and power

By |2 February 2017|

Caritas fears for a humanitarian emergency in eastern Ukraine following an upsurge in fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists.

An invitation to pray for the victims of human trafficking

By |1 February 2017|

Caritas organisations and supporters are invited to pray for the child and adolescent victims of human trafficking on 8th February.

Caritas helps vulnerable people suffering from cold winter

By |23 January 2017|

Caritas in Serbia is helping vulnerable families by procuring firewood and stoves or paying their electric bills.

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