Caritas Brazil has reacted promptly to the COVID-19 crisis providing 100,000 vulnerable people with food and hygiene items in the past month.
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
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.
Pope Francis has given €100,000 to help support Caritas Italy’s effort to ensure the poor and vulnerable are accompanied at this difficult time while taking the necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Worldwide Caritas agencies to join in a campaign of prayer against human trafficking and to break the silence around this scourge of modern life.
The upsurge in armed attacks, poorly supervised human migration, and an increase in food insecurity are endangering social cohesion and peace in the Sahel region of West Africa.
Caritas considers access to social services as crucial to protect people from exploitation and abuse, illness, and xenophobia.