There is urgent need to receive the refugees with empathy and solidarity and address the root causes of the phenomenon and develop a just economic system.
The Caritas teams in Gaza have accompanied Gazans through bombings, hunger and humanitarian tragedy. They have a contingency plan in place in the case that COVID-19 spreads though communities in the same way it has in many places in the world.
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.
Caritas will coordinate with the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development (DPIHD) the first working group of the Commission dedicated to COVID-19 response created by Pope Francis
At this point in history, this turning point which is throwing our lives and societies into chaos, can each of us have the honesty and courage to say “I alone do not have the answer”?
Action, awareness and advocacy, without forgetting prayer. These are the guidelines of the work of Caritas, today at the forefront worldwide to respond to COVID-19 pandemic.