Syrian refugees - a boy and his father. Photo by Meabh Smith from Trócaire (Caritas Ireland)
We are living in times when the space for civil society organisations to influence migration and humanitarian policies is shrinking. Luckily, there are still important political fora where organisations like Caritas can bring the voice of the vulnerable people with whom we work. The Eastern Partnership’s panel on...

Trócaire: living Populorum Progressio through its actions

Trócaire: living Populorum Progressio through its actions
By Stephen Farley Stephen Farley, Development Education Officer at Trócaire, with Gerson Javier Bermúdez, a resident of Choloma in northern Honduras. Javier is a member of the local emergency committee and takes an active role in organising emergency evacuation plans for his community in the event of severe...
Strong Parish Caritas in Georgia – Empowered minority Communities
By Liana Mkheidze Liana Mkheidze is Development and Emergency Program Manager at Charitable Foundation “Caritas Georgia.” Charitable Foundation “Caritas Georgia” from 1994, the very beginning of work in Georgia, was dealing with pure humanitarian aid to vulnerable population, however from year to year Caritas Georgia moved to social-care...
Participation as a way for promoting integral human development
By Michele Trabucco Michele Trabucco is manager of European projects in Caritas of Veneto, works for the institutional relations at Veneto Region and is a member of European group of Caritas Italy. He holds degrees in theology and in international development and cooperation. “The joys and the hopes,...
The True Know How in Armenian Caritas
By Fr. Joseph Galstyan , Master in Theology, Spiritual Adviser for the staff of Armenian Caritas, appointed by His Excellency Raphael Minassyan - Archbishop of Armenian Catholics of Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Eastern Europe, General President of Armenian Caritas. We, the clerics, the lay specialists and volunteers working for...
For Europe and for Caritas: Populorum Progressio, after 50 years, more topical than ever
By Jorge Nuño Mayer Jorge Nuño Mayer started in Caritas 30 years ago, working and volunteering since then at parish, diocesan, national and European level of the organisation. Since 2010, he is the Secretary General of Caritas Europa. For Jorge, Caritas is an expression of his Christian faith...
Honouring the social service and care workers who contribute to the wellbeing of vulnerable people in Europe
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day of 8 March, I’d like to pay tribute to the many social service providers – the vast majority of whom are women – who are dedicated to caring for the most vulnerable individuals and families in our society. In a...

Il coraggio non trema

Il coraggio non trema
It’s a sunny winter day. We are waiting close to the road beside some containers: it is the bar. On the other side of the road a highly damaged house. Uphill we see drawn on the blue sky the castle and the remainings of Arquata del Tronto. The...

Caritas helps vulnerable people suffering from cold winter

Caritas helps vulnerable people suffering from cold winter
Winter time clearly highlights the vulnerable situation of people who struggle to deal with extreme weather conditions. This is particularly true for migrants and refugees. And this year this is truer than ever as the situation in Greece and Serbia shows. According to the Director of Caritas Greece,...

Caritas Georgia lives with the grassroots people

Caritas Georgia's director Anahit Mkhoyan visits children at a Caritas programme - Photo: Caritas Georgia
Since its creation 22 years ago, Caritas Georgia has always been living with its beneficiaries. The inspiration stemming from grassroots people has been reflected in the many successful projects implemented by the organisation. During the past years, Caritas Georgia has experienced changes that have turned into remarkable moments,...

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