Refugee and migrant camp in Moria, Greece, where some 6500 people are confined in dire conditions. Photo: w.porcellato/collettivofotosocial
Every 10 December, we commemorate the International Human Rights Day with a renewed belief and focus on ensuring that "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights", as it is written in article one of the Universal Declaration of Human...

PHAP, Caritas and Cash Transfer Programming

PHAP, Caritas and Cash Transfer Programming - Photo: Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis
Strategic alliances with other organisations are unique opportunities to reflect, learn from each other and exchange experiences as well as to raise visibility about the Caritas family’s important role in humanitarian assistance and in particular in cash transfer programmes. What is PHAP? The International Association of Professionals in...

Caritas Europa Humanitarian Action Group met in Sarajevo

Caritas Europa Humanitarian Action Group met in Sarajevo
Caritas Europa Humanitarian Action Group (CE HAG) met in Sarajevo from 18-20 October 2017. Humanitarian people from all corners of Europe participated to the meeting, namely coming from Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Luxembourg, Romania, Switzerland, Spain, Ukraine and, of course, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Caritas Europa and...
Kasaï: water sources and school latrines for the affected population of Mweka and Luebo
The triggering event of the current crisis in the Kasaï region dates back to 8 August 2016, when the security forces killed the local leader Kamuina Nsapu in Tshimbulu, a town of the Kasaï-Central. This act caused the population to attack several local...

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...
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 Emergency Group meeting in Belgrade
Representatives from nine Caritas organisations from South-East Europe met in Belgrade on 14 January 2016 to discuss humanitarian aid in the region: the refugee crisis, the 2014 floods in Serbia and Bosnia, the recent floods in Albania and ideas for...

Life on Ukraine’s frontline

Thu, 07/01/2016 - 16:19
Credit: Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis
“The only thing that survived was the icon,” said Valentyna Dzyhim, a 79 years old grandmother who lives in Chermalyk, a village on the frontline of Ukraine’s civil war. In the ruins of her house, she holds the icon of the Madonna and Child, a family...
Caritas Ukraine showcases work with IDPs during study visit
By Odarka Bordun, Caritas Ukraine Caritas Ukraine organised last September a study visit in Dnipropetrovsk to share practical experiences on interventions during crisis situations. Representatives of Caritas Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Austria...
The train station in Thessaloniki in Greece near the Macedonia border shows a policeman checking the identity of a group of migrants from Syria. Credit: matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis
By Msgr. Antun Cirimotic, secretary general of Caritas Macedonia Refugees and migrants enter Macedonia from Greece through the town of Gevgelija on the southern border. We have been on a field trip there and to the northern border point of Tabanovce,...

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