Caritas warns that 90% of households in Venezuela have a poor diet. Damage caused by chronic malnutrition is irreversible for thousands of children.
More than 87,000 survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami are living in evacuation centres or informal camps, with many more staying with relatives or friends.
Caritas Syria walked side by side with scout groups and the secondary school students of Medaa in the destroyed streets of their village in Ghouta.
The civil war in Syria forced Maram and her family to flee without any possessions. Five years later they’re still homeless and yet to return. Security has improved in the capital, Damascus, and the family’s hometown in the adjoining villages in the Ghouta countryside, but the humanitarian situation remains critical. Winter is on its way ...
Umi Sumbajono and her family had seconds to react when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on September 28. The 55-year-old grabbed her two grandchildren and fled from their home in Jono Ono village. “I panicked and prayed,” Umi said. “We saw the land, the ground, splitting and cracking, with mud and water ...
The Venezuela food crisis is affected people in unexpected ways. Not only has it left thousands of people hungry and many children at risk of malnutrition - it's now threatening the production of communion hosts. Nuns in Caracas tell us how people are so hungry they're eating the scraps from making the communion host.
Two hugely influential figures in the recent history of the Catholic Church and Caritas Internationalis, Pope Paul VI and Archbishop Oscar Romero from El Salvador, become saints on 14th October 2018 in Rome.