Migration

1948-2018: marking 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1948-2018: marking 70 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948 was a significant moment in history. It resulted from the experience of two world wars that horrified the planet. The influence of the Universal Declaration has been substantial over the past seven decades. It has promoted respect for human rights and the ...

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Hope from a Bangladesh refugee camp this Advent: “We are safe now”

Hope from a Bangladesh refugee camp this Advent: “We are safe now”

Senowara’s labour pains had already started when she fled from Myanmar 16 months ago. After five days walking through the forest, she could hold on no longer. Her child was born by the roadside, beneath a tarpaulin, just an hour and a half after she crossed into Bangladesh. We first met Senowara, a Rohingya refugee, ...

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Cardinal Tagle’s message on the UN Global Compact for Migration

Cardinal Tagle’s message on the UN Global Compact for Migration

United Nations members states adopted the Global Compact for Migration at a summit in Marrakesh on 10th December. Over 160 nations signed up to the first ever international pact to promote “safe, orderly and regular” migration. Caritas Internationalis commends all those governments who signed up to the pact. It emphasises that all migrants need access ...

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Green technology innovations from Caritas Denmark lifting people out of poverty

Green technology innovations from Caritas Denmark lifting people out of poverty

Caritas is working on several innovations to help bring environmentally-friendly, transparent, good-practice relief assistance to communities around the globe. While world leaders are discussing climate change at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (December 2-14) Caritas Denmark is pioneering several green-technology projects: a new solar-powered water purifier a solar-powered cooker plans to map ...

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“A cry to the world”: Cardinal Tagle visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

“A cry to the world”: Cardinal Tagle visits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh

Standing in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said, “This camp is a cry to the whole world for a better politics based on compassion and solidarity.” The Caritas Internationalis president visited Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh 3-4 December. He saw how Caritas is helping provide vital shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, living ...

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Interfaith partnership helps displaced families in Syria

Interfaith partnership helps displaced families in Syria

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 ...

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Austrian decision not to sign migration framework ‘harmful’ says Caritas

Austrian decision not to sign migration framework ‘harmful’ says Caritas

Caritas Internationalis says the Austrian decision to pull out of the UN Global Compact on safe, orderly and regular migration risks destabilizing international efforts at providing coordination in protecting the lives of migrants and refugees. It comes after the USA and Hungary pulled out. The Global Compact on Migration offers a framework to governments to ...

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