The Italian government has declared a state of emergency for the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria affected by the earthquake of 24 August. Caritas Italy and local Church staff are working to provide aid there in support of affected people.
Caritas Internationalis (CI) and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People will organize an international conference on human trafficking within and from Africa, in Abuja, Nigeria.
When the guns started firing again in Juba on the 7th July it brought to an end the fragile ceasefire and forced the displacement of 34,000 people from around Juba. Many sought refuge in established UN camps or church compounds.
Caritas is launching an emergency appeal to help people who’ve been hit by floods in Assam and Bihar in India. Millions of people have been displaced and over 150 have lost their lives as a result of the floods.
Sixty million people were either refugees or forcibly displaced in 2015. Martina Liebsch, head of policy and advocacy at Caritas Internationalis, looks at why such large movements of people are challenging nations and individuals.
Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.