Caritas in Colombia helped plan and rebuild a river port in the Catatumbo region, near Venezuela. Rebuilding the port contributed to efforts to link up communities in a zone previously at the mercy of rebel and paramilitary activity. The Colombian government and FARC rebels signed an historic peace agreement in 2016 following decades of civil ...
Caritas found profound inspiration in Paul VI’s encyclical Populorum Progressio, where the Pontiff stated that “development is the new name of peace”.
Hundreds of young volunteers have given their time and themselves to carry the city of Beirut through the storm. Here are just a few of the young people who have walked side by side with the shattered communities.
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
Two weeks after twin explosions devastated the port area of Beirut and left around 300,000 people homeless, Caritas Lebanon is focusing on providing healthcare, covering basic needs such as food and water and repairing homes and shelters.
Large-scale explosions in Beirut inflicted a further injury to Lebanon already suffering from the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the effects of COVID-19 in our societies, children are more vulnerable to become victims of human trafficking, abuse and exploitation.
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.