Caritas in the Caucasus region make themselves ready to save lives
The national Caritas composing the Eastern Europe-Caucasus Emergency Group organised their 6th regional meeting last 4-6 October in Kiev. The group works since many years with improving its members’ capacity and readiness to act in case an emergency...
Hunger is still destroying the lives of millions of people in the world
Statement on World Food Day 2016 Every 16th of October, in Europe and across the globe we celebrate World Food Day. On World Food Day we also pay tribute to those who lost their lives or livelihoods fighting against hunger and malnutrition and to salute...
Paul Galles with Ms Reding and Caritas Luxembourg President Ms Marie-Jose Jacoobs
Today, Caritas Luxembourg's Paul Galles will receive the European Citizen Prize 2016 from the European Parliament for his work with migrants and refugees. Caritas organisations across Europe congratulate Paul for this reward. We are proud of this...
Caritas Serbia leads inclusion work for people with disabilities in South Eastern Europe
”Caritas’ main task is to promote the dignity of every human being and solidarity, which has been imprinted in all the creation”. With these words, Msgr. Stanislav Hocevar, Archbishop of Belgrade and President of Caritas Serbia, opened the Regional...
Caritas Lebanon Syrian Refugee Camp - Photo: Caritas Internationalis
Caritas Europa’s Secretary General Jorge Nuño Mayer will bring Caritas’ experience to the discussion that bishops and delegates from Europe’s Bishops’ Conferences with responsibility for the pastoral care of migrants will hold in Madrid on 26-27...
A boy playing in CSAN child facility in the UK - Picture: CSAN
The EU Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights, and its aspiration to achieve a “ social triple-A rating ” by re-balancing the EU’s existing prioritisation of financial and...
Tired young boy in Syria - Picture: Caritas Internationalis
On the occasion of the International Peace Day, Caritas Europa joins the confederation's prayers for a quick solution of all the existing conflicts in the world. Our thoughts go to everyone suffering from the misery of war. One of this conflicts is the...
Urgent international call to protect migrants and refugees
Caritas Internationalis and Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) are calling for concrete change within the United Nations system and a shared commitment by all states and public and private stakeholders to ensure migrants and refugees are protected. In a...
Tutoring session in Bourj Hammoud - Photo: Isabel Corthier
In Lebanon, more than a quarter of the population are refugees. The small country is hosting about 1.5 million people fleeing neighbouring war-torn Syria. 500,000 are children, half of them deprived of an education. Those who make it to school are at...
An earthquake in central Italy has caused severe destruction. Photo: Caritas Italiana
A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and the loss of life. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck around the Rieti region. The worst hit towns were Amatrice and Accumoli, with the epicentre in...

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