Can debt counselling reduce poverty risks?

Can debt counselling reduce poverty risks?
“I have a big debt problem. There are attachments on my account, maintenance liabilities and about 30 creditors permanently seek my boss. My debt is approximately €50,000. I have to deal with €800 per month. From this amount I’ve to pay my rent, heating and electricity and I...
Caritas empowering communities to become resilient against disasters
The village of Dajc in northern Albania was flooded in March 2013. This was the third time within less than five years. Heavy rainfalls in the mountains and a bad management of hydroelectric power plants caused the river Buna to once more burst its banks and, within some...
MEP Viviane Reding, Paul Galles and Caritas Luxembourg President Marie Jose Jacoobs - Photo: European Parliament in Luxembourg
Across the Caritas Europa network, we are enormously pleased with and proud of the European Parliament's decision to award our friend Paul Galles with the European Citizen prize 2016 for “his efforts in coordinating young volunteers working with refugees in Luxembourg” . To receive the " European Citizen's...
To be strong on the outside, you have to be healthy inside the organisation! OD is a continuous process
“The CDF links solidarity with organisational development” J.N. Mayer, Caritas Europa Secretary General This statement is the basis of the new concept of solidarity of the Caritas network in Europe. Caritas Romania is one of the first member organisations of Caritas Europa that has developed a three year...

Philip McCarthy, pilgrim on European paths

Dr Phil McCarthy, together with other Caritas Europa Board Members, at the Regional Conference 2016 in Lourdes
At the Regional Conference of Caritas Europa, Philip McCarthy shared with us his inner and spiritual seeking done in Europe. He fulfilled his dream to walk on ancient pilgrims’ paths through Europe, looking for a different way of living. Philip experienced two solitary journeys of three months, which...

Nuggets of kindness

Yesus Tadesse collecting water to take to her home about 15mins away - this was her fourth trip of the morning!
Many women and young girls across Ethiopia are tasked with the collection of water. Water is carried in heavy jerry cans or pots strapped to women’s backs, and little girls are initiated early, graduating to larger loads as their strength increases. This backbreaking chore sometimes involves a walk...

Caritas Europa responding to European emergencies

Caritas Europa responding to European emergencies
One of the main advantages of humanitarian work in Caritas is the richness of its network. The strength of the Caritas network and the enormous contribution it is able to make in delivering humanitarian assistance when and where needed is already well known throughout the world. During humanitarian...
“Representatives of Religious Groups” by World Humanitarian Summit (OCHA/Metin Pala)
VOICE is a network of 85 European humanitarian NGOs based in 20 European countries. VOICE is the main NGO interlocutor with the European Union (EU) on emergency aid and disaster risk reduction and it promotes the values of humanitarian NGOs. We are proud that Caritas in 10 countries...
“Leaders' Family Photo” by World Humanitarian Summit
The World Humanitarian Summit 2016 marked an important moment to raise attention and increase the debate around the international humanitarian system. The participation of the Caritas family was well coordinated by Caritas Internationalis, which had followed the whole process ahead of the summit when regional, thematic and global...

Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis

Children 10-14 years in Stanytsia Luhanska village learn emotions at a class with psychologist – Photo: courtesy of Caritas Ukraine
The crisis in Ukraine is the biggest humanitarian crisis Europe has seen since the Second World War in terms of numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and persons who have left the country. More than 1.7 million IDPs are registered with the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine,...

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