4 ideas to make something real out of the SDGs

Creativity space at EDD 2016
The European Development Days (EDD) are unarguably one of the most important events on international aid globally. This year was the 10th edition of this event and it was dedicated to “turning Sustainable Development Goals into action”. Although one can easily criticize the format of the event, it...

Migration & development: allow solidarity to overcome fear

Migration & development: allow solidarity to overcome fear
A couple of weeks ago CONCORD, the European NGO confederation for relief and development, launched a spotlight report on “Migration and Development”. Caritas Europa dedicated a lot of attention to this moment and to the contents of the report itself. This was not only because the chair of...

Why does COP21 matter to the poorest and most vulnerable?

Why does COP21 matter to the poorest and most vulnerable?
A few days ago my mom called me. She wondered why I had to go to Paris as part of the Caritas delegation in COP21. She meant that environment wasn’t a topic that had anything to do with Caritas since our mission is to help people in need...
Let’s redress the injustice that climate change has on people’s fundamental rights
There are 650 million vulnerable people directly exposed to climate change in the world today. This is something that we at Caritas Europa have underlined time and again, particularly in our Food Security Report . These vulnerable people might eventually be forced to leave their homes and lands...

How climate change impacts people’s fundamental rights

How climate change impacts people’s fundamental rights
Last summer, with the precious support of Caritas Switzerland, I had the chance to visit Ethiopia. Once there, I spent a week in the Adigrat district, in the Tigrai region, and two weeks travelling throughout the country. The very first day, on the road between Mekelle and Adigrat,...

SDGs: The battle for social justice continues

SDGs: The battle for social justice continues
It has been quite a long time since the international and the European communities started to brainstorm about the future of the Millennium Development Goals. These last 15 years definitely marked a new era surrounded by petitions, international campaigns, activism and the building up of new networks and...
Migration and Development: Silvia Sinibaldi, our policy officer for international development, gives us highlights from the first day of the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Stockholm. Stockholm, 13 may 2014: This year’s event comes in a very crucial moment. Global civil society is deeply engaged in...

Central African Republic is on the edge

Central African Republic is on the edge
32 civilian victims have been found in only one day in Central African Republic (CAR), divided between Bangui and villages close to Chad borders. The latter were people trying to escape from this severely tormented country. At the moment the region can count 300,000 displaced persons, 60,000 refugees...
50,000 participants from all around the world promote dignity at the World Social Forum
Caritas believes the WSF as an opportunity to exchange ideas and to build the momentum towards real change. This year Caritas held a workshop on migration and development, trafficking, the right to food, corruption and tax evasion. Activists from around the world gathered in Tunis for the World...

Does Anyone Care if Bangladesh Drowns?

Does Anyone Care if Bangladesh Drowns?
As we in the rich countries continue to pump out greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the poor countries of the world are already living with the devastation caused by climate change. I was in the delegation of Caritas Europa, CIDSE , Caritas Luxembourg and Caritas Bangladesh that visited...