Emergencies in West Africa – Ebola

Pope Francis and Caritas working for peace

Pope Francis and Caritas working for peace

Caritas organisations around the world live and breathe the words of Pope Francis' message for peace.

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Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

In addition to providing health care for other illnesses and establishing strict infection control procedures and screening areas in order to prevent transmission of the virus in the health care setting, the Church has mobilized a community response and community education in order to engage clergy and local parish groups in efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

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Caritas and Church groups aid Ebola orphans in West Africa

Caritas and Church groups aid Ebola orphans in West Africa

Children whose parents have died; children who have recovered from the virus themselves; children whose families and sense of security have been shattered by the emotional and economic toll of the disease—huge numbers of children in West Africa have been affected by Ebola over the past terrifying months.

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