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...
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...

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