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.
  • Caritas Ukraine has deployed an emergency team in Avdiivka
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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.
  • Caritas in Italy is helping refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia to find a home.
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    Caritas supports humanitarian corridor for Horn of Africa refugees

Caritas supports humanitarian corridor for Horn of Africa refugees

By |20 January 2017|

Italy is opening a humanitarian corridor for refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia with the support of Caritas.

More help needed for refugees in Serbia

By |17 January 2017|

More help needed for refugees in Serbia as Caritas provides food in shelters but thousands more face freezing temperatures in the open.

Frozen Europe increases risks for migrants

By |12 January 2017|

Caritas is providing what aid it can to migrants and refugees facing life-threatening conditions after snow and arctic cold blanketed Greece, Serbia and south-eastern Europe.

No water in Damascus hitting hard

By |7 January 2017|

The Syrian capital suffers from long electricity cuts and gas and oil shortages. People have no means of heating during these cold winter days. What makes the situation catastrophic however is a water crisis.

Mongolia faces big chill as arctic winter worsens

By |5 January 2017|

This winter will likely see vast swathes of the Mongolian steppe affected by the extreme weather phenomenon known as a “dzud”, sparking fears of a devastating humanitarian crisis.