Europe must redeem itself: vote for the common humanitarian visa
“I fled the war in Syria with my mother, father and two brothers. We had no other choice than to pay smugglers. We went first to Lebanon and then to Tripoli (Libya) – there were people from all parts of the world. The smugglers left us to sleep in a tent...
Find migration solutions that will give people a future to believe in
While acknowledging the rationale behind the extraordinary decision to use EU humanitarian funding within EU borders, Caritas Europa fears that, by addressing this solidarity crisis as a humanitarian crisis, the EU is surrendering to populists and...

Migrants and refugees have rights!

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 17:05
Caritas Europa report "Migrants and refugees have rights! Impact of EU policies on accessing protection" is out now !
In-work poverty and long-term unemployment: Europe’s two biggest challenges
“We have two girls aged 6 and 8. My husband is the family’s only breadwinner. He earns 525 euros per month. Our fixed monthly expenses, including rent, are 492 euros. That leaves us with only 33 euros to live on each month. We have to ask Caritas for...
CSAN and Secours Catholique call on French and UK to prioritise unaccompanied minors in Jungle evictions - Photo by Lionel Charrier - MYOP/Secours Catholique
CSAN (Caritas England and Wales) and Secours Catholique (Caritas France) call on French and UK government to prioritise unaccompanied minors affected by the evictions from the "Jungle" in Calais. The local government in Calais ruled for the eviction of...
Regional Conference 2016: The magic of the Cité Saint-Pierre
In less than 3 months, European Caritas organisations will gather at the Regional Conference 2016 in Lourdes. The reasons behind chosing this location are deep rooted in the identity of Caritas, as part of the Church, and in its preferential option for...
Nord-Pas-de-Calais region: unaccompanied minors are in danger
Secours Catholique – Caritas France joins forces with Médecins du Monde to once again call on the French justice system In the Calais and Grand Synthe camps, several hundreds of unaccompanied minors are living a very precarious life. Yet, some of them...
Migrants with Caritas supplies gather in the park near Belgrade's train station - photo: Caritas Serbia
"I've heard that my husband is in Croatia! What should I do?" Ines (not her real name) looks troubled and desperate. She is an elderly woman from Iraq who is staying in the asylum centre of Krnjaca in Belgrade. Her husband disappeared during their way...
Caritas Czech Republic Director Lucáš Curylo
Photo: Caritas Czech Republic Director Lucáš Curylo. Credits: Lubomír Kotek. Caritas Czech Republic launched its Caritas Cares country report on 2 February. This report describes the main challenges related to poverty and social inclusion in the Czech...
Caritas Emergency Group meeting in Belgrade
Representatives from nine Caritas organisations from South-East Europe met in Belgrade on 14 January 2016 to discuss humanitarian aid in the region: the refugee crisis, the 2014 floods in Serbia and Bosnia, the recent floods in Albania and ideas for...

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