Concern in Sri Lanka over activist arrests

By |18 March 2014|

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka has expressed concern over the arrests of two human rights defenders, Fr. Praveen Mahesan and Ruki Fernando, under anti-terrorism laws in Kilinochchi at the weekend.

Severe drought in Pakistan

By |17 March 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal to help families in the desert region of Tharparkar in Pakistan. They are facing a food crisis brought about by severe drought.

Aid gets through to South Sudan

By |17 March 2014|

Caritas is gravely concerned by the crisis unravelling in South Sudan. Nearly a million people have been forced from their homes and five million are in need of aid.

Return to Central African Republic

By |14 March 2014|

A photographer makes a return to Central Africain Republic and to Bossangoa after his first visit five months ago. He cathches up with two women who have had their lives irrevocably changed by the violence in the country.

Voices of faith on International Women’s Day

By |12 March 2014|

Caritas launches One Human Family, Food for All prize at Voices of Faith inside the Vatican on International Women’s Day.

Needs outstrip resources in Syria

By |12 March 2014|

Caritas Syria staff reflect on their challenges and hopes as they seek to help people in desperate need.

Caritas Syria celebrates anniversary with hope

By |10 March 2014|

The conflict in Syria has devastated the country. As the crisis enters it's fourth year, Msgr Antoine Audo, Caritas Syria president, refuses bow down to despair.

Caritas launches prize to honour women against hunger

By |7 March 2014|

Caritas Internationalis and the Fidel Götz Foundation are launching the Women Sowers of Development Prize to honour the role of women in solving world hunger.
  • Children play in sandbox. Three years after the tsunami, 200,000 people are still living in temporary shelters. Credit: Caritas Japan
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    Third anniversary of the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami: Message of the President of Caritas Japan

Third anniversary of the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami: Message of the President of Caritas Japan

By |6 March 2014|

Three years have passed since the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Tohoku area of Japan which destroyed and changed lives of so many people in Japan. More than seventeen thousand lives were taken away.

Lenten 2014 message: Equality, simplicity and sharing

By |5 March 2014|

Lenten message from Cardinal Oscar Andrès Rodríguez Maradiaga SDB, President of Caritas Internationalis."Each of us can live more simply, consume less, waste less and be more conscious of our choices."
  • Caritas has been supporting partners build “child-friendly spaces” on the Turkish side of the border.  Credit: Danny Lawson
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    Providing child-friendly spaces for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

Providing child-friendly spaces for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

By |4 March 2014|

More than one million children have fled Syria as refugees. Children who used to feel safe in their homes and schools have lost everything. Some have been injured, others have seen their parents killed or arrested. Most have heard planes circling, tanks rolling by, and machine-guns going off.
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    A game of two boots: Football match in CAR is solidarity in action

A game of two boots: Football match in CAR is solidarity in action

By |3 March 2014|

A pair of boots, a new ball and four decades of service make CAR football match. Orphans looked after by the Oblate sisters in Bangui, Central African Republic played a football match with a difference on Saturday – they had a new ball.

Joint effort in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria

By |1 March 2014|

Caritas, along with UNAIDS, organised an AIDS consultation in Rome on 25 and 26 February to strengthen the joint response of Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs), UNAIDS and other agencies AIDS on a global level.

Drugs, dignity and drive to end AIDS

By |27 February 2014|

Faith-based organisations lay down roadmap at Caritas-UNAIDS meeting to strengthen collaboration and bring an end to HIV and AIDS.
  • Quand Mihret Mehari est tombée enceinte de sa fille Dagmawit, elle a appris qu’elle pouvait prévenir la transmission du VIH à son enfant en prenant un traitement. À 18 mois, Dagmawit a été soumise à un test de dépistage du VIH donnant un résultat définitif: elle est séronégative.  « Ces dix-huit mois ont été les plus longs de ma vie. J’étais si heureuse et soulagée quand j’ai appris qu’elle n’avait pas le virus ». Photo : Trocaire/Martha Welday
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    Faith-based collaboration is being sought to increase access to HIV treatment

Faith-based collaboration is being sought to increase access to HIV treatment

By |21 February 2014|

Expanding access to HIV treatment globally and strengthening the role of faith-based organizations in the provision of such services will be the focus of a consultation, co-organized by Caritas Internationalis and UNAIDS.

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