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”.
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
On the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Caritas and COATNET urge governments to intensify efforts to stop increased number of exploitation during the pandemic
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.
Caritas Brazil has reacted promptly to the COVID-19 crisis providing 100,000 vulnerable people with food and hygiene items in the past month.
The economic, political and social crisis that has gripped Venezuela for the past few years means people have very few defences against the COVID-19.
Caritas Internationalis is highly concerned by the major humanitarian crisis to which the post-pandemic is heading and urges the international community to take courageous and immediate action.