Portraits from Aceh

By |16 December 2014|

“It would have taken longer to get back on our feet without Caritas. Things are good now. We have schools, hospitals and homes. The cooperative is going well and we have been able to improve the boats,” he said.

How Aceh is rebuilt, 10 years after tsunami

By |16 December 2014|

Caritas built over 9000 permanent shelters in Aceh, as well as 350 infrastructure projects such as schools, clinics, roads and markets.

Tsunami 10 years: before and after in Aceh

By |16 December 2014|

On 26 December 2004, an earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that devastated India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Aceh. Over a quarter of a million people were killed and 1.5 million made homeless.

Beyond the tsunami waves

By |16 December 2014|

One positive result of the tsunami is that our Caritas national organisations and their ties with communities are strengthened. They’ve been able to use that strength as a gateway for other integral human development efforts.

Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

By |15 December 2014|

In addition to providing health care for other illnesses and establishing strict infection control procedures and screening areas in order to prevent transmission of the virus in the health care setting, the Church has mobilized a community response and community education in order to engage clergy and local parish groups in efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.
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    Tonga, a small yet strong voice at the Lima climate change conference

Tonga, a small yet strong voice at the Lima climate change conference

By |15 December 2014|

Oceania includes an area referred to ‘The Amazon of the Seas’ because of its rich biodiversity. The region is vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and we are the first people who will experience migration as a direct result of such climate conditions.

UN Climate Conference in Lima: business as “unusual”?

By |13 December 2014|

Following the momentum gained at the September climate summit, hosted in New York by the UN Secretary General, Catholic organisations united their voices to ask Governments for a firm commitment to reduce climate-warming emissions, facilitate adaptation programmes to the benefit of the poorest and comply with their promises for adequate public climate finance.

Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

By |11 December 2014|

We must attend to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of all those facing health challenges. For many years, Caritas and other Catholic Church-inspired organisations have delivered health care to people who need it in both emergency and day-to-day situations, building the capacities of local communities to prevent the onset of illness and provide medicines and other life-saving supplies for treatment programmes.

Caritas and Church groups aid Ebola orphans in West Africa

By |10 December 2014|

Children whose parents have died; children who have recovered from the virus themselves; children whose families and sense of security have been shattered by the emotional and economic toll of the disease—huge numbers of children in West Africa have been affected by Ebola over the past terrifying months.

Philippines: Haiyan survivors to Hagupit responders

By |9 December 2014|

In 2013, the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Now their emergency unit is giving relief assistance to people affected by Typhoon Hagupit in Catbalogan City, Samar.

Philippines weathers Typhoon Hagupit as aid arrives

By |8 December 2014|

Filipinos are breathing a sigh of relief after Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, passed over their islands without causing major damage. Caritas has been giving out food and other emergency supplies.

Caritas ready as Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines

By |6 December 2014|

As typhoon hits, Caritas Philippines says local staff in the storm's path have been stockpiling food and emergency supplies for people in need.

Caritas marks 10 years since Asia tsunami

By |4 December 2014|

Tsunami affected communities in Sri Lanka. Caritas organisations from India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand joined confederation members from around the world, Church and other religious leaders in Sri Lanka 3-5 December to remember victims of the 2004 Asia tsunami.
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    Caritas fighting fires with knowledge and preparation in Chile

Caritas fighting fires with knowledge and preparation in Chile

By |3 December 2014|

Thanks to a Caritas project to reduce the effects of disasters, residents armed themselves with large containers of water, spades and anything else they could get their hands on to fight the spread of the fire.
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    Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

By |1 December 2014|

Caritas’ response to the HIV epidemics is measured, not only in realizing expected outcomes, but also by the greater enjoyment of human dignity among persons living with or affected by HIV.

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