Up until July, Bidi Bidi in Northern Uganda was mostly sparsely populated grassland. Now, it’s the second largest refugee camp in the world home to 220,000 people.
Pope Francis has taken the issue of migrants to his heart, especially child migrants. Caritas Internationalis (CI) joins the Pope asking for durable solutions to protect migrant children.
Pope Francis met with Church workers on the crisis in Syria and Iraq 29 September in the Vatican. There were representatives of 40 Catholic aid agencies and Churches engaged there in humanitarian operations, including Caritas organisations.
Caritas is committed to fighting against the sale and trafficking of men, women and children into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers.
I travelled to Rabat and went to Caritas. They gave me some clothes and medication and they paid for a place for me to live.
Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.
Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas Internationalis ‘Syria: Peace is Possible’ campaign