Caritas has launched a Global Week of Action for migrants and refugees as Pope Francis appeals for those forced from their homes.
Caritas organisations in all regions are planning shared meals and events. Caritas Internationalis along with Caritas Rome and Italy will hold a meal with migrants and refugees at their Termini Station soup kitchen on Tuesday 19th June.
With monsoon rains and the onset of the cyclone season expected during the next few weeks, fears are intensifying for the safety of Rohingya people living in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh refugee camps.
Caritas presented successful good practices on the sidelines of teh World health Assembly, namely the success stories of joint efforts in tackling the 1991 cholera emergency in Peru or the collaboration with WHO and other experts to respond to the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
Caritas is concerned about the wide gap between the Compacts’ intentions and the current policies and practices on the ground.
Caritas lacks money to keep feeding Burundian refugees in Rwanda, even the elderly, new mothers and the sick.