• Trocaire (Caritas in Ireland) together with local partners put in place disaster plans for communities facing the threat of flooding. Photo by Martin Calix/Trocaire
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    UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

By |23 May 2017|

Caritas says a major UN forum in Cancun, Mexico on how to better protect people from future disasters must put local communities first.
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    Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

By |16 May 2017|

Child malnutrition in parts of Venezuela is now at the level of a humanitarian crisis in some areas, warns a new report from the local Caritas agency.

Hunger hits cattle herders in Somaliland

By |4 May 2017|

Half the population of Somaliland, 2 million people, is struggling to survive hunger that has swept across Somalia. More than half the country are going hungry. Some 185,000 children could die of starvation.

UN conference must put people first

By |30 April 2017|

Caritas says a major UN forum in Cancun, Mexico on how to better protect people from future disasters must put local communities first.

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

By |28 April 2017|

Drought and civil conflict have led to food crises across East Africa. Parts of South Sudan are already experiencing famine. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating.

Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

By |24 April 2017|

During meetings at the UN in New York 22 April to 1 May, community leaders supported by the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial network (REPAM) will raise the plight of their people. Caritas is a member of REPAM.

Life improves for Burundian refugees in Rwanda

By |24 April 2017|

Since May 2015, Caritas has been helping the most vulnerable. They number more than 7,000 people, including the sick, the mentally and physically disabled, single mothers, women alone, nursing women, children, the elderly and refugees who have been traumatised. No way can they be abandoned!
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    Millions face hunger due to conflict in Africa’s Chad Basin

Millions face hunger due to conflict in Africa’s Chad Basin

By |24 April 2017|

Millions of people have been displaced by Boko Haram fighters in Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad and one in every two families is now in need of life-saving assistance.
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    Cardinal Tagle suggests “meet a migrant” and spread the Easter spirit

Cardinal Tagle suggests “meet a migrant” and spread the Easter spirit

By |7 April 2017|

Migration is a chance for people to bloom as human beings. It is a chance for them to create a better life for themselves and future generations.
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    Caritas supports victims of deadly Mocoa landslide, Colombia

Caritas supports victims of deadly Mocoa landslide, Colombia

By |6 April 2017|

Caritas is responding to a devastating landslide in Mocoa, south-west Colombia, which has left at least 290 people dead, over 300 still missing and 200 injured, in the worst disaster of its kind to hit the country since the 1980s.

Death toll rises as floods continue in Peru

By |6 April 2017|

The casualties from severe floods in Peru have now risen to 106 dead and 358 wounded people, while the number forced from their homes has reached 156,400 as heavy rains continue across many areas of the country.

Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

By |3 April 2017|

Caritas agencies call on western countries to do more to help fleeing Syrians, as more than five million people have been forced to cross borders and register as refugees in neighbouring countries.

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.
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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.