Caritas welcomes arms trade treaty

Wed, 10/04/2013 - 16:02
Caritas welcomes arms trade treaty
Caritas welcomes the approval of the first global arms treaty at the United Nations last week. The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) comes after over six years of diplomatic talks. It means states are prohibited from exporting conventional weapons in violation of...
Caritas Ukraine takes care of nearly 700 individuals that suffer from cold weather conditions
By Nadiya Chorna, Communication Officer at Caritas Ukraine 31 January 2013 - Last year by virtue of philanthropists from Germany and Vienna Caritas offices in Ukraine secured 12 heating and feeding points for almost 1.5 thousand of needful individuals...
 Winter Emergency response activities shape up in Eastern and South Eastern Europe
Caritas organisations in Eastern and South Eastern Europe have started emergency relief operations as s evere winter conditions have left hundreds of thousands isolated in Eastern European villages. These people have no access to food, heating and other...
Albanian floods help raise solidarity among villagers
Brussels, 12 April 2012 - By Thomas Hackl, Caritas Romania Albanian village leaders from Samrisht and Dajc, in the Dajc municipality, are proud to present their new emergency-storage for animal fodder. It is placed in the village of Pentar, one of the...
 Caritas Italy launches new centre for earthquake victims
Caritas is launching a new community centre in Italy tomorrow after a powerful earthquake devastated L’Aquila. The centre, which has received over €31 million, will be launched to promote social, cultural and pastoral activities three years after the...
 Caritas responds to earthquake in Italy
Caritas Italiana is responding to an earthquake in Northern Italy, which killed at least seven people, caused serious damage to buildings in several towns and left about 3,000 people homeless. The magnitude-6.0 quake struck in the middle of Saturday...
 Caritas to help Russia’s flood survivors
Russia’s worst flood disaster in recent history has killed over 150 people—some in their sleep—and ruined the property of over 30,000. On a recent fact-finding mission to affected areas in southern Russia, Caritas Saratov reports the scale of the damage...
Situation Still Fragile and Vulnerable After Earthquakes in Turkey
While most relief organisations have left the area, Caritas is still doing its best to assist poor and vulnerable people who lost their homes in the earthquakes in October and November 2011. Seven Caritas organisations in Europe are contributing to...
Erny Gillen, President of Caritas Europa, visited Haiti last week. He is critical to the way the government of Haiti is handling the reconstruction of the country six months after being hit by a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The purpose of Fr...
Haiti - A woman carrying some food items amidst the chaos
It is with these words filled with a mix of anger, dismay, despair, and hope that an old man living in the refugee camp of Piétonville welcomed Caritas staff as they were delivering emergency shelter kits. Two and a half months after being hit by a...

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