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A man pushes a wheel burrow with recycled items through the streets of a European capital

A man pushes a wheel burrow with recycled items through the streets of a European capital

Pope Francis backs International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17/10/2017 16:01

On Sunday Pope Francis reminded the crowds that on Tuesday, 17th October, we mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. One organization that is marking the International occurrence is Caritas Europa with a call to leaders to ensure that no one is left under the poverty line.

Preparations for Pope Francis's apostolic visit to Colombia

Preparations for Pope Francis's apostolic visit to Colombia

Pope in Colombia: The Church’s prophetic voice for peace

06/09/2017 08:30

As Pope Francis embarks on an apostolic visit to Colombia, Monsignor Hector Fabio Henao, director of Caritas Colombia and representative for the Colombian Bishops to the National Council for Peace, explains the fundamental role of Colombian Bishops in the quest for peace.

 

Actress Emma Rigby travels to Northern Kenya with CAFOD to monitor the work of Caritas partners on the ground in tackling the humanitarian crisis

Actress Emma Rigby travels to Northern Kenya with CAFOD to monitor the work of Caritas partners on the ground in tackling the humanitarian crisis

CAFOD appeals for support for millions facing starvation in East Africa

11/07/2017 17:01

Across East Africa, millions face starvation because of drought, lack of food, and civil war. The UN has described this as the largest humanitarian crisis in more than 70 years. CAFOD has launched an appeal to provide urgenet supplies to some 16 million people facing hunger int he region.
 
 

Caritas India

Caritas India

Indian religious groups meet to prepare for catastrophes

18/05/2017 10:41

Caritas India in New Delhi on Tuesday, brought together faith-based organizations active in disaster management to create a network to help India become more resilient when catastrophe strikes.

 

A woman carries a box with aid for people displaced by the floods in Mocoa

A woman carries a box with aid for people displaced by the floods in Mocoa

Colombia Church provides concrete aid to flood-stricken Mocoa

19/04/2017 15:36

Ten tones of humanitarian aid have, in the past few days, been handed over to the flood-stricken population of Mocoa, in Colombia’s southern Putumayo region thanks to a special collection set up by the Colombian Catholic Church and the local Caritas office.

 

A girl goes looking for water from a well in Rajaf, 15 km south of Juba on March 19, 2017. People looking for safety settled next to the church. Photo

A girl goes looking for water from a well in Rajaf, 15 km south of Juba on March 19, 2017. People looking for safety settled next to the church. Photo by Matthieu Alexandre for Caritas Internationalis

South Sudan bishop appeals for urgent humanitarian action

24/03/2017 15:22

Thousands of vulnerable South Sudanese are at imminent risk of death from hunger and lack of medicines. Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe has launched an appealed to all people of goodwill to not close their eyes and their hearts to the suffering of the people of South Sudan.

A woman and her baby at the Kara Tepe camp for refugees and migrants in Lesbos island, Greece

A woman and her baby at the Kara Tepe camp for refugees and migrants in Lesbos island, Greece

Caritas Europa: migrants paying high price of Turkey-EU deal 1 year on

17/03/2017 13:42

This week sees the first anniversary of an agreement between the European Union and Turkey which aimed to stem the flow  of migrants and refugees seeking protection in Europe. Caritas Europa describes it as a bitter anniversary.

Cancer Awareness day in a Bangalore school

Cancer Awareness day in a Bangalore school

Caritas takes cancer care to India's remote areas

23/02/2017 15:47

Asakiranam (beacon of hope), a Caritas India project launched in 2014 in Kerala creates awareness about cancer in remote areas with the help of 10.000 volunteers.