Caritas not only helps trafficked people by giving practical help and advice in towns and villages, but we also try to influence public opinion and advocate to key players as the Pope has called us to do.
The Italian government has declared a state of emergency for the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria affected by the earthquake of 24 August. Caritas Italy and local Church staff are working to provide aid there in support of affected people.
Caritas and church volunteers have been providing food to rescue workers and people affected by Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy.
A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and the loss of life. Caritas aid operations have begun to reach survivors.
Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.
At WYD in Krakow, Poland, Cardinal Luis Tagle, gathered with #YoungCaritas to discuss the energy, enthusiasm and spririt of adventure that motivates them.
Caritas youth was celebrated at World Youth Day 2016 with Cardinal Luis Tagle and young people from Caritas from across the world.