Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis in pictures

By |10 November 2014|

Greeting friends without hugging, waiting for relatives to emerge from quarantine, calling an ambulance that doesn’t arrive—this is what daily life in Sierra Leone looks like as Ebola ravages the West African country.

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan

By |31 October 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 800,000 people affected by the Super Cyclone Haiyan in the first twelve months since the storm hit the Philippines on 8 November.
  • Flora in her new home built by CORDAID, a member of Caritas in the Netherland. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Thanks to Caritas members CAFOD and CORDAID, Flora and her family have moved into a new house, with a concrete base and a galvanised iron roof.
  • Ronald and nurse  Hilda Ponferrada, who saved many people’s lives. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Ronald says that coming back to the hospital is an important milestone. “I am very happy,” he says. “I’m glad I’ve seen Hilda, and glad that she’s alive.
  • The Statue of Our Lady of the Assumption survived the typhoon. Photo by 
Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A town full of hope

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A town full of hope

By |31 October 2014|

Coming back to the school, ten months on, is an emotional experience. The transformation is remarkable. The tents have gone, and children are playing on the land, which is, I now realise, a basketball court.
  • Amelia with her minnie mouse bag. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A new house for Amalia

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A new house for Amalia

By |31 October 2014|

Today, thanks to the generosity of Catholics around the world, Amalia lives in a brand new house with a concrete base, a galvanised iron roof and white hardiflex walls.

Don’t let migrants drown in Mediterranean, says Caritas

By |31 October 2014|

Each year thousands of migrants board small, unsafe boats to cross the Mediterranean Sea, often to escape violence in their home countries.

Ebola paralyses Sierra Leonean city

By |30 October 2014|

Our whole city Kenema was worst hit at the outbreak of this dreadful Ebola virus. Many families have been wiped out and many children have been orphaned. There are also many widows and widowers who lost their partners to Ebola. People are traumatised and stigmatised.

Ebola crisis calls for greater response

By |28 October 2014|

Caritas and Catholic Church leaders will meet on 4 November in Rome to discuss scaling up their actions in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Caritas united to combat poverty in Latin America

By |28 October 2014|

Latin America is the continent with the most inequality in the world, where the division between the rich and poor is massive. Caritas is working on all fronts to help combat the terrible scandal of poverty in which millions of people live.

Left behind: Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

By |21 October 2014|

Iraqi refugees who fled to Lebanon after the 2003 US-led military invasion risk being “left behind” according to a new Caritas Lebanon study.

Caritas Latin America and Caribbean discuss hunger

By |17 October 2014|

Between 20 and 24 October, Celam and Caritas organisations from 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will gather in Colombia to discuss "With justice and solidarity, we all fit at the table".

Blessed Pope Paul VI: the great light

By |17 October 2014|

Caritas remembers a champion of social justice, a builder of peace, author of landmark Church teachings and its own founding father.

World Food Day: We can end hunger by 2025

By |16 October 2014|

On World Food Day, the humanitarian and development organisation of the Catholic Church, Caritas Internationalis says the world has the resources to end hunger by 2025.

Cocoa companies support Ebola response

By |15 October 2014|

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced a donation of $600,000 to support Ebola care and prevention efforts being carried out in West Africa by Caritas and the IFRC.