Level of damage in Ecuador overwhelming

By |22 April 2016|

Agencies must think about setting up camps and how to provide the basics: water, sanitation, and child-friendly areas. Once that has been accomplished the task will shift to providing temporary housing and eventually how to get people back into homes.

Ecuador earthquake: photo diary

By |22 April 2016|

Images from some of the worst hit parts of Ecuador, which was struck by a powerful earthquake.

Paris climate change deal needs government action

By |21 April 2016|

World leaders will gather at the UN Headquarters in New York on 22 April for the initial signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement.

Pope appeal for Ukraine

By |20 April 2016|

Pope Francis has asked for a special collection 24 April for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Since the crisis began, Caritas has helped more than 260,000 people.

Church responds to Equador quake

By |20 April 2016|

Immediately after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the coastal province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, more than 500 people arrived at the Cristo Rey (Christ the King) Catholic Cathedral seeking safety.

Tents and rescue boats needed in Ecuador after quake

By |19 April 2016|

Remote parts of Ecuador hit by an earthquake are in desperate need of aid says Caritas.

A hotel and a future following Nepal quake

By |18 April 2016|

Kumari had depended on her hotel for 14 years. One year after the quake that destroyed it, everything was precarious. Caritas was there to help her with both immediate relief and rebuilding her business.

Caritas ready to respond to Ecuador quake

By |18 April 2016|

Caritas Ecuador is scrambling to coordinate relief efforts with the local government to effectively reach those most in need follow a big earthquake.

An earthquake-proof home for 103-year-old Thiramaya

By |18 April 2016|

One year after Nepal earthquake Thiramaya will receive a new earthquake-proof home in which she will have access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.

Shelter priority one year after Nepal quake

By |18 April 2016|

Caritas will invest €36.4 million over the next three years in helping Nepal’s earthquake survivors as the country marks the first anniversary of the disaster. A major focus of the global confederation’s work will be on providing good quality housing.

“You are not alone”: Pope Francis in Lesbos

By |17 April 2016|

Caritas staff met Pope Francis on his ecumenical visit to Lesbos, where he was raising the plight of refugees.
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    Caritas, UNAIDS, PEPFAR and faith organisations make roadmap to end child HIV infection

Caritas, UNAIDS, PEPFAR and faith organisations make roadmap to end child HIV infection

By |15 April 2016|

Caritas and faith-based organisations (FBOs), launched a roadmap this week detailing what needs to be done by 2020 to prevent more children dying from AIDS-related illnesses.

War-torn Ukraine needs aid

By |14 April 2016|

Pope Francis has announced that a special collection will be taken up in all Catholic churches in Europe on 24 April for Ukraine. Caritas on the frontline.

Pope brings hope to refugees on Lesbos

By |12 April 2016|

Caritas has been providing aid to refugees and migrants on Lesbos, as the Greek island awaits the visit of Pope Francis.

A roadmap for the future of children with HIV

By |11 April 2016|

Massive progress has been made in relation to diagnosis and treatment of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, since the early 1980s. In 2015, UNAIDS announced we reached the milestone of getting 15 million people on anti-retroviral treatment.

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