Vaccines are to be considered as common property of humanity and must be made available for all with equity, justice and as a human right.
For a city of just over 2.1 million inhabitants, the toll of 2,195 deaths in Manaus from COVID-19 in little more than a month, since the beginning of January, is very heavy. Caritas Brazil has launched a campaign for the immediate purchase of oxygen cylinders
Caritas confederation urges decision makers and the United Nations to call for a Security Council meeting to address access to vaccines as a global security problem and to undertake debt remission of the poorest countries
Caritas Internationalis' Christmas campaign is focused on COVID-19. The confederation invites its benefactors to give a safe and Christmas to all the people around the world who are suffering because of the pandemic and its dramatic consequences in terms of increased poverty and food insecurity.
Caritas Philippines (NASSA) is in communities providing food and assessing needs following the devastating impact of Super Typhoon Goni that hit the Philippines in early November.
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
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.
Overcrowding inside prison facilities has been a big push factor for the spread of the coronavirus. The lives of prisoners were already very difficult due to lack of food, poor infrastructure, healthcare and basic services.