Migrants stranded in Greece

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 16:21
Migrants stranded in Greece
During the first months of 2016, over 150,000 migrants escaping war and repression arrived to Greece in the hope of finding a safe haven in Europe. There has been a particular increase in the number of women and children, who are the most vulnerable and...
Paris climate agreement: time to move from promises to action
Today, on Mother Earth Day, the Paris climate agreement opens for signatures in New York. Four months after the closing of the Paris climate conference, the international community is taking another fundamental step towards the effective implementation...
Hussein, Wali, Roukhia,and little Sharhan from Afghanistan look at the Egean sea from outskirts of Athens - Photo:  Lefteris Partsalis - Caritas Switzerland
Ahead of the Justice and Home Affairs Council (JHA Council) on 21 April, Caritas Europa reiterates its opposition to the EU-Turkey Agreement reached on 18 March 2016, because it is in breach of the right to international protection. “From the first day I...
Pope Francis declares 24 April "Special collection for Ukraine"
Pope Francis has asked all the Catholic churches of Europe to take up a special collection on 24 April to fund humanitarian relief in Ukraine. Caritas Europa would like to encourage everyone to support this call and share this information with diocesan...
Caritas Ecuador's main concern: rescue victims
Caritas Ecuador president, Msgr. Walter Heras, calls on Caritas around the world to support the current relief efforts in the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the nation last Saturday. The quake that left more than 2,500 injured and an...

Serbia under water

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:36
Serbia under water
“The Municipality of Lucani in Serbia has been flooded 12 times since 2014. This time the water was from 1.5 meters to 2.70 meters high, which means that one floor houses, in which mostly poor people live, were completely flooded. Many agricultural lands...
Jorge Nuno Mayer hands over End poverty report to Jetta Klijnsman, Secretary of State for social affairs - Photo courtesy of Arie Kievit
Mrs Jetta Klijnsma, the Netherlands’ Secretary of State for Social Affairs and Employment, promised yesterday to “work even harder to push poverty up on the EU Council agenda”, during the presentation of Caritas Europa’s new report “ End poverty in...
Photo: Richard Bouda / Caritas Czech Republic
“When my children are not there, I don’t heat my apartment. For the food, I eat less. I don’t want them to feel that I don’t have money. I tighten my belts. The hardest part is that I cannot give them what I would like to,” explained Fabrice to Secours...
Statement from Msgr van Looy following terror attacks in Brussels
In the aftermath of yesterday’s terror attacks in Brussels, Caritas Europa mourns the unnecessary loss of lives and prays for the prompt recovery of the injured as well as of the families and friends who lost a beloved one. Caritas Europa opposes the...
Report: Migrants and refugees have rights!
Caritas Europa launched yesterday its report “Migrants and refugees have rights! Impact of EU policies on accessing protection”. For the first time, this report brings together all aspects of migration. It looks at access to international protection, non...

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