Pope Francis, Europe and Caritas

Photo: CatholicNews.ie
Pope Francis received last Friday, 6th of May, the Charlemagne Prize, an award that honours those who contribute to European unity. He was awarded the prize because he believes in Europe, this family of people who should be committed to the common good. Pope Francis’ speech is worth...

It is not possible to separate yourself from Caritas

Otilia Sîrbu
Otilia Sîrbu, Director of Caritas Moldova, is saying her goodbyes as she embarks on a new professional journey. After 13 dedicated years with Caritas, she shares her impressions about the development of Caritas Moldova, its major achievements and the challenges it is still facing today. From our side,...

Migration: Where is the problem?

Conny Reuter, Secretary General SOLIDAR
Extraordinary circumstances are in need of extraordinary engagement and determination: this is the leitmotiv of our member organisations with their ten thousand professionals and volunteers, being from CARITAS or SOLIDAR or other civil society organisations working on the ground to tackle the unprecedented arrival of refugees inside and...

Message from Syria

Pascal Al-Kateb, CEO Caritas Syria
Although the war is surrounding us, and it has a bad impact on the life of every Syrian family, we always have hope and believe that Syria is on its way towards peace. A lot of reconciliations between parties are happening in many hot zones since a while,...

Among Jordanians

Among Jordanians
We Europeans have the natural tendency to see things in the European way. Well, maybe it’s not just European, but very human to always see ourselves at the centre of world happenings, to think of our own social, cultural and political codes as the normal ones, even the...

The community protects the most vulnerable

The community protects the most vulnerable
News and pictures about drought and famine in Ethiopia are already, unfortunately, too common. In this region of the world called the "Horn of Africa", the adverse climate conditions come together reinforcing the economic crisis and prolonged conflicts, leading to a severe lack of food security. Through their...
It’s time to hear the stories of women and girls when shaping asylum and integration policies!
“I left Eritrea together with 64 men, women and children, most of whom were relatives, in December 2012. Our journey took more than 11 months, we walked through 5 countries. I was kidnapped three times by desert gunman and gang raped. I narrowly survived the sinking of a...
Caritas Kyiv’s “Child Friendly Space” helps internally displaced children integrate
“Child Friendly Space” - a development and leisure centre for children - has been operating in Kyiv for almost a year. It aims to provide psychological and social support and care to internally displaced (IDP) children from areas of military conflict in the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine...

Ethiopia: stories from a land of drought – Tigray

Ethiopia: stories from a land of drought – Tigray
In Ethiopia, the impact of the failed spring belg rains (March-May) was compounded by the arrival of El Niño weather conditions that weakened the mainkiremt rains (June-Sept) that feed 80 to 85 per cent of the country. This greatly expanded food insecurity and malnutrition and devastated livelihoods. The...

Ethiopia: stories from a land of drought – Meja Lalu

Ethiopia: stories from a land of drought – Meja Lalu
Today, I am driving to Meja Lalu with Tefere. He worked there for many years and the people there know him well. As soon as we are outside of the somewhat sheltered streets of the town Meki, we find ourselves exposed to the full force of the dry...

Pages