Oceania on the frontline of climate change

By |17 November 2015|

Global temperatures averaging almost 1oC above normal. For people in some parts of the world, this might still seem like a technical measurement, or a future concern. For us in Oceania, it is rapidly becoming a matter of life or death.

Paris climate conference COP21- Frequently Asked Questions

By |17 November 2015|

World leaders will meet in Paris from 30th November – 11th December 2015 to agree a new climate change deal. Caritas will be there and calls for a legally binding climate agreement.

Rights of the Child protected by Caritas in Swaziland

By |16 November 2015|

The right to “life, survival and development”, to “education and health care”, to “participation” are all protected under the Convention on the Rights of the Child which is commemorating its 26th anniversary.
  • Hanna Loha and her family benefits from Caritas Drought Recovery and Rehabilitation project (DRR). Caritas supplies improved seeds for cash crops and vegetables as well as technical support. Photo by Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat
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    Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

By |13 November 2015|

Massive food shortages, leaving millions of people hungry, and environmental degradation were two of the issues discussed during Ethiopia Catholic Church Partners’ annual coordination meeting was held on November 5-6, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

Afghan refugees to Europe is still on the rise

By |13 November 2015|

For a decade, Afghans have been the largest source country for refugees in the world, but this was overtaken by Syrian refugees in 2014. Yet, the numbers of Afghan entering Europe is still on the rise, making up twenty per cent of all refugees.
  • In Nepal a sign warns girls about false promises of marriage.

Caritas Nepal runs awareness-raising sessions so that people will be wary of fast-cash offers. Photo by Sheahen/Caritas
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    Caritas and partners to advance fight against Human Trafficking

Caritas and partners to advance fight against Human Trafficking

By |12 November 2015|

Members and partners of the Network of Christian Organizations Against Trafficking in Humans (COATNET) from 33 organisations and countries met for three days in Paris to advance the fight against the heinous crime of Human Trafficking.

Together as one human family on migration and mobility

By |11 November 2015|

The Valetta Summit is an opportunity for the EU and its African counterparts to begin addressing together social injustice and poverty, and to foster resilience against emerging conflicts and crises.
  • “An unscrupulous village agent arranged for Heem, a man in western Nepal, to fly to Malaysia for a furniture-making job. Things didn’t turn out the way Heem was promised they would. He slept in a small barracks room without windows. When he returned to Nepal, he had tuberculosis and leprosy. Caritas Nepal’s partner gave him a loan to buy chickens. Now he sells the chickens and makes a little profit, especially during festival time.” 

Credits: Orlinsky/ Caritas Internationalis
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    Combatting trafficking in human beings: COATNET Summit in Paris

Combatting trafficking in human beings: COATNET Summit in Paris

By |11 November 2015|

The global network COATNET (Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings) met from 9 to 11 November 2015 in Paris.
  • Ambulance drivers in Sierra Leone. One rule the ambulance drivers follow in order to show respect for the deceased and their family is to not use the vehicle’s siren. Photo by Louise Norton/ CAFOD
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    Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

By |6 November 2015|

On the eve of Sierra Leone being declared ebola-free, Caritas says the impact of the epidemic is likely to linger long into the future in the West African country.

Seas and Walls: Why do people migrate?

By |6 November 2015|

Recent Caritas report enables a better understanding of the events that force people to become migrants.

Aid and compassion for refugees in Croatia

By |5 November 2015|

Caritas Croatia has a large operation in Opatovac, with 56 volunteers working day and night to provide food and clothes. The organisation has also supplied 200 bunk beds for weary refugees.

Long-term solution for water access in the Philippines

By |5 November 2015|

The Philippines are made up of around 7000 islands – which means that water is never far away. But finding fresh water for drinking and domestic use was a real struggle for many poor communities even before Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Typhoon Haiyan: two years on the climate isn’t changing

By |5 November 2015|

Caritas launched one of its largest relief operations in recent years to help 1.8 million people in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan with emergency aid and in the two years that followed.

Medical care for refugees in Slovenia

By |4 November 2015|

Volunteer doctors from Caritas Hungary are leading the medical response for refugees and migrants crossing Slovenia.

Tea for 6,000 refugees a day in Croatia

By |4 November 2015|

Caritas volunteer Renato Seifert makes tea for an entire camp of refugees crossing Croatia. That's 4,000 litres a day for 6,000 people.

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