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Flood-hit Pakistan desperate for help

Flood-hit Pakistan desperate for help

Caritas is appealing for US$5.5 million (4.3 million euro) to help Pakistan’s flood victims as the situation grows increasingly desperate. Over 1,600 people have died in the disaster and up to 14 million people are affected. Raging floodwaters have washed away homes, bridges, schools, water systems and medical facilities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and Balochistan ...

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Caritas to stress delivering for the poor at World Economic Forum in Davos

Caritas to stress delivering for the poor at World Economic Forum in Davos

Vatican City, 17 January – Caritas Internationalis Secretary General Lesley-Anne Knight will call for a renewed commitment to tackling poverty from the world’s most powerful political and economic leaders as she attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The Secretary General of the Caritas Confederation’s 162 national Catholic charities says that reviving momentum ...

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G8 delivers false dawn in land of the rising sun

Caritas says that the G8 Summit in Japan has delivered a plan of inaction on Africa, aid and climate change. Caritas Representative at the G8, Joseph Donnelly said, “The outcomes of the 2008 G8 are stalemate on climate change and a broken record on aid for Africa. The world was looking for fresh leadership, but ...

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G8 falls short on Climate Change

G8 falls short on Climate Change

Caritas says the G8 Summit in Japan has not gone far enough on cutting the necessary carbon emissions to stem global warming. G8 leaders announced plans to cut carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2050. Caritas Internationalis says that figure falls short of what is needed to save the planet. Caritas Internationalis Representative Joseph Cornelius Donnelly is at the G8 ...

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G8 guilty of all the good they didn’t do

G8 guilty of all the good they didn’t do

Caritas Internationalis says that the G8 leaders must use their summit in Japan to salvage their reputation on aid and help millions out of poverty.  Leaders of Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, the UK and the US meet 7-9 July in Hokkaido, Japan with progress on development and climate change on the agenda. In ...

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