Caritas Greece facing humanitarian and refugee crisis

Caritas Greece facing humanitarian and refugee crisis
For more than 7 years now, Greece has been going through one of the most critical periods in its post-war history. A period plagued by an unprecedented economic crisis and a profound social and moral crisis due to the lack of integrated and effective social protection policies. The...
Photo: Maks Levin/Caritas Ukraine
The conflict in Ukraine is in its fourth year. Millions of people continue to suffer on a daily basis the consequences of prolonged violence. Fighting between the parties to the conflict keeps on claiming civilian lives and destroying homes, hospitals, schools and vital infrastructure. The persisting displacement of...
The Grand Bargain: better humanitarian assistance during emergencies
Today, a little over a year after the World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul, the Grand Bargain is still the main topic of discussion among humanitarian actors worldwide. The Summit was clearly a unique occasion to put on the table past failures as well as current and...
Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in and by Luxembourg
The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were acknowledged with great enthusiasm by Xavier Bettel, Head of the Luxembourgish government, during his speech at the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2015. He noted that " ...a rigorous follow-up of the implementation of the measures adopted...

The links between human trafficking and forced migration

Picture: Patrick de la Pierre - Secours Catholique-Caritas France
" To protect [our] siblings [migrants] is a moral imperative that needs to be translated into adopting clear and relevant legal, international and national instruments [...], implementing timely and humanising programmes in the fight against trafficking in human beings, which profit from the misfortunes of others. ” -...
Activity with the children staying at the St. Luke centre  - Photo: Caritas Belarus
In 2016, Caritas Belarus began to work on the concept formulation of its organisational development strategy. This work was aligned to the strategic development of Caritas Europa, along with the primary targets of the European network and Caritas Internationalis. The process was also based on the findings of...
Italy and the G7 summit: is the 2030 agenda already losing momentum?
It is now almost 2 years since all countries approved the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda. This approval marked an important milestone in the world’s history. It was the first time that all leading nations acknowledged the impact of human activity on climate...

Cash with a heart

Caritas staff with residents from the Jabal Badro neighbourhood in Aleppo during a Eid shopping round - Photo: Sebastien Deschamps/Caritas Belgium
Ard-el-Hamra/Jabal Badro, Aleppo, June 2017 Jabal Badro is one of the suburbs of eastern Aleppo, where Caritas is assisting 1,400 families who have returned home after having fled the conflict. This number is very likely to increase in the coming weeks as this area of Aleppo seems now...

Say yes to human mobility and no to Fortress Europe

Syrian refugees find shelter in tents on a field in Salihli, Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey - Photo: Isabel Corthier/Caritas
World refugee day will be commemorated on Tuesday, 20 June. EU Heads of State and Foreign Affairs Ministers will gather around this date in the European Council and Foreign Affairs Council to agree, once more, on ways to keep migrants out of the EU. Out of sight may...

Populorum Progressio 50 years on

Don Giovanni Perini - Picture courtesy of Newsbiella.it
By don Giovanni Perini Don Giovanni Perini, Director of Diocesan Caritas and regional delegate Piemonte-Valle d'Aosta, Italy. The Encyclical letter “Populorum Progressio” written by Pope Paul VI, was produced at the end of '60s, a period full of difficulties in the sphere of international relations. It is a...

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