India’s economy is said to have doubled since 2008, but the growing disparity between the poor and the rich is still appalling. India is still a home to one third of the world’s poor people.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of people in India need help after Cyclone Phailin flattened their homes and destroyed their livelihoods. Many people remain marooned with their villages cut off due to high flood waters.
The early monsoons have brought misery in the life of the people in Uttrakhand, which has been severely affected by floods and landslides following the torrential rainfall in the region since mid-June. The current death toll is raised more than 1000 people with at least 4000 people still stranded.
The tropical cyclone ‘Mahasen’ is heading towards coastal part of the Bay of Bengal and at any time it may cross any parts of Bangladesh or India or Myanmar on 15 - 17, May 2013.
Caritas India says capital punishment is not a deterent against crimes of sexual violence, but improved protection for women and a national school curriculum that tackle these issues will help. Last month, a 23-year-old student died of her injuries after being raped in the capital Delhi. Five men have been charged with her murder and ...