UN Climate Conference in Lima: business as “unusual”?

By |13 December 2014|

Following the momentum gained at the September climate summit, hosted in New York by the UN Secretary General, Catholic organisations united their voices to ask Governments for a firm commitment to reduce climate-warming emissions, facilitate adaptation programmes to the benefit of the poorest and comply with their promises for adequate public climate finance.

Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

By |11 December 2014|

We must attend to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of all those facing health challenges. For many years, Caritas and other Catholic Church-inspired organisations have delivered health care to people who need it in both emergency and day-to-day situations, building the capacities of local communities to prevent the onset of illness and provide medicines and other life-saving supplies for treatment programmes.

Caritas and Church groups aid Ebola orphans in West Africa

By |10 December 2014|

Children whose parents have died; children who have recovered from the virus themselves; children whose families and sense of security have been shattered by the emotional and economic toll of the disease—huge numbers of children in West Africa have been affected by Ebola over the past terrifying months.

Philippines: Haiyan survivors to Hagupit responders

By |9 December 2014|

In 2013, the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Now their emergency unit is giving relief assistance to people affected by Typhoon Hagupit in Catbalogan City, Samar.

Philippines weathers Typhoon Hagupit as aid arrives

By |8 December 2014|

Filipinos are breathing a sigh of relief after Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, passed over their islands without causing major damage. Caritas has been giving out food and other emergency supplies.

Caritas ready as Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines

By |6 December 2014|

As typhoon hits, Caritas Philippines says local staff in the storm's path have been stockpiling food and emergency supplies for people in need.

Caritas marks 10 years since Asia tsunami

By |4 December 2014|

Tsunami affected communities in Sri Lanka. Caritas organisations from India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand joined confederation members from around the world, Church and other religious leaders in Sri Lanka 3-5 December to remember victims of the 2004 Asia tsunami.
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    Caritas fighting fires with knowledge and preparation in Chile

Caritas fighting fires with knowledge and preparation in Chile

By |3 December 2014|

Thanks to a Caritas project to reduce the effects of disasters, residents armed themselves with large containers of water, spades and anything else they could get their hands on to fight the spread of the fire.
  • A doctor in Cambodia draws blood to test for HIV. Caritas Cambodia staff members also go house to house to make sure patients take their medication. Photo by David Snyder for CRS
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    Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

By |1 December 2014|

Caritas’ response to the HIV epidemics is measured, not only in realizing expected outcomes, but also by the greater enjoyment of human dignity among persons living with or affected by HIV.

Advent appeal: the Holy Family and our family

By |30 November 2014|

Like Syrian and Iraqi refugees today — like people fleeing conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the first thing the Holy Family needed was food.
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    Cease provocations and facilitate meaningful negotiations in the Palestine

Cease provocations and facilitate meaningful negotiations in the Palestine

By |28 November 2014|

Let us, on this International Day, pray that the parties cease provocations and create an environment conducive to meaningful negotiations.
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    Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

By |27 November 2014|

Caritas and CIDSE call for firm commitment from governments to put the poor at the centre of climate change policy, ahead of the COP20 United Nations conference on climate change from 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru.

More Caritas relief supplies arrive in Ebola-hit countries

By |25 November 2014|

Caritas member Cordaid in the Netherlands is sending thousands of kilos of medical supplies and equipment to Ebola-hit West Africa.

Defend the rights of child migrants

By |13 November 2014|

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 20 November, Caritas Internationalis says more must be done to protect child migrants, especially those travelling alone. Caritas calls on governments to greater defend their rights by applying key laws as set out in the convention.

Protecting the rights of children across the globe – FAQs

By |13 November 2014|

In some parts of the world, war, violence, poverty and abuse mean that children aren’t safe in their homes. Many of them leave, either with their parents or alone, in hope of finding a place to live which is safer and where they can flourish.

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