In too many other countries, both European and non-European, children are still detained for the sole reason of asking international protection or for being on the territory without permission.
Pope Francis called attention to refugee families "often forced to flee their homes and countries in a hurry and losing all their belongings and their security to escape violence, persecution or serious discrimination because of their religion, ethnic identity or political ideas."
Lack of water is the number one cause of food crises. Droughts have cost more lives in the past century than any other natural disaster. And two billion more to feed by 2050, more than ever, every drop counts in the fight against hunger. Caritas International invites you to join our campaign on this critical issue.
One cannot overemphasize the fact that the environmental challenge is the greatest global challenge humanity has ever confronted - one that concerns the very existence of the civilization and all ecosystems of the earth.