Caritas found profound inspiration in Paul VI’s encyclical Populorum Progressio, where the Pontiff stated that “development is the new name of peace”.
Local communities are primary actors in the humanitarian response. They are first to mobilise to bring support and help to those who are vulnerable during times of crises
On the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Caritas and COATNET urge governments to intensify efforts to stop increased number of exploitation during the pandemic
One of the challenges that Caritas Congo is facing with the pandemic spreading in DRC is to engage with people who have misconceptions about the virus
As the coronavirus sweeps through African countries Caritas Niger is ensuring parishes, communities, health centres and schools have the means to protect themselves against the pandemic through high standards of hand hygiene.
Burkina Faso has become the epicentre for an ongoing regional conflict and almost one million people have been displaced. It is one of the most rapidly evolving displacement crises in the world and hundreds of thousands of people are hungry, thirsty and have no adequate shelter.
Caritas Internationalis is highly concerned by the major humanitarian crisis to which the post-pandemic is heading and urges the international community to take courageous and immediate action.