Prayer for the Care of Creation

By |1 September 2015|

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is a time for individuals to examine their lifestyles and the way they impact the environment. Please watch a film to mark the day.

Inside Calais’s migrant camp

By |28 August 2015|

For some migrants, Calais is the last stage of their journey before reaching the United Kingdom. For others, it’s a limbo. “Jungle 2” is a new site for the migrants, tolerated by the local authorities. There are between 2000 and 3000 people there. Secours Catholique (Caritas France) is working with others to improve the conditions there.

The growing migration crisis

By |25 August 2015|

At a global level it is time to act. For too long governments have thought that they could solve human mobility with half-hearted measures. It is now time to act, to show solidarity, give protection to those who need it, enhance the efforts for peace and invest in development.

Paediatric HIV top priority says leading AIDS researcher

By |21 August 2015|

A well-known AIDS researcher affirms the goal of Caritas Internationalis “HAART for Children Campaign,” which began in 2009 to promote early diagnosis and treatment of mothers and children living with HIV infection

South eastern Europe sees growing rise in refugees

By |21 August 2015|

Migrants fleeing poverty and persecution in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are trying to get to the European Union through Turkey, Macedonia and Serbia. They face harsh conditions.

Religious leaders in CAR awarded for peace efforts

By |20 August 2015|

Christian and Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic received an international award for their role in preventing sectarian war in their country.

Aid reaching flood-hit Pakistan

By |18 August 2015|

As heavy rains hit Pakistan, we hear the story of Lucia Bibi, who was buried alive with her children after the thatched roof of her house collapsed during a heavy downpour. Find out how Caritas is helping.
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    Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

By |17 August 2015|

The Caritas-backed Interfaith Peace Platform aimed at ending conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is the recipient of the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize. Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, President of Caritas Central Africa, will be among the recipients.

Kidnappings in Quaryatayn in Syria

By |11 August 2015|

Syria is being destroyed, day by day, village by village. Raqqa, Idlib, Palmyra and Assyrian villages in Al-Khabour have fallen to Jihadist and fanatic groups. Now it is the turn of Quaryatayn, where 250 Christians have been kidnapped.

Education for displaced Iraqi children

By |7 August 2015|

One of the many things that gets left behind when a family is uprooted by war, is a child’s education. If left without schooling for a prolonged time, the long-term effects on a child’s life and possibilities can be devastating.
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    Migrants and asylum seekers are vulnerable to modern slavery

Migrants and asylum seekers are vulnerable to modern slavery

By |6 August 2015|

The most vulnerable to slavery conditions are those who, due to poverty, lack of other possibilities or indebtedness, accept irregular work and fall prey to traffickers who severely exploit them and make it impossible for them to leave.

Shelter for Iraqis displaced by ISIS

By |6 August 2015|

Wesal Badel’s home used to feel more like a cave than a house. It was made of clay and there were no windows for light or ventilation and the lack of a front door meant snakes and scorpions often found their way in.

Uncertainties for Christians in Iraq

By |4 August 2015|

Many people ask me about the conditions and lives of Christians in Iraq. I don't wish to be pessimistic, but unfortunately the situation is going from bad to worse: bombing, car bombs, suicide bombings, rape, torture, kidnapping and robbery are just some of the agents of death used by ISIS.
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    Caritas helps displaced people in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan

Caritas helps displaced people in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan

By |4 August 2015|

"They stopped me and my wife and children at a roadblock. Then they kept us in a cell for nine months. I was often tortured there...We were very lucky. They released us on payment of a ransom...and because we agreed to become Moslems."
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    Migrants suffer in a Greece struggling to cope with economic crisis

Migrants suffer in a Greece struggling to cope with economic crisis

By |30 July 2015|

Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees keep arriving to the Greek islands of Kos, Lesvos and Chios.

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