human development, social justice and sustainable social systems

COVID-19

We stand by people in need

We stand by people in need

Behind a young unemployed man who found a job during the COVID-19 period, a Syrian woman who improved her Greek, a family who finally managed to find a house, are the efforts of the employees of Caritas Hellas.  The humanitarian workers of our Social Centre of Neos Kosmos, despite the…

Caritas is a love that reaches out

Caritas is a love that reaches out

Across the country, diocesan Caritas are working to guarantee that all essential services are maintaining their activity. An example of this activity comes from the Diocesan Caritas of Bragança-Miranda in the north of Portugal. There, in partnership with other local organisations of the Catholic Church, Caritas is providing support to…

Community Health Boxes to fight COVID-19

Community Health Boxes to fight COVID-19

In the framework of the U-LEAD with Europe Programme, Caritas Ukraine held an official event on 21 May to support the Ukrainian united territorial communities to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, Ambassador Matti Maasikas, and the Ukrainian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba,…

Caritas continues to serve

Caritas continues to serve

Life and health are a gift. Humanity is facing the challenge of how to learn to be helpful and to be tolerant when there is a suffering fellow being. This principle is more important in the extraordinary situation in which we find ourselves today. As an organization of the Catholic…

Mercy does not go into quarantine

Mercy does not go into quarantine

For Caritas Belarus these words have become more than just words in recent months. Employees and volunteers, in the current difficult situation, care even more about those who need their help. 'Verily I say unto you, since you have done this to one of My least brothers, you have done…

Caritas-Spes joins efforts to respond to COVID-19

Caritas-Spes joins efforts to respond to COVID-19

In times when the COVID-19 pandemic is speedily spreading worldwide, bringing about death and destruction, the Caritas Family is doing its best to consolidate all efforts to assist the needy. The coronavirus outbreak has resulted in new challenges for Ukraine, such as forced unemployment and impoverishment. Caritas-Spes Mission, present in…

A COVID-19 advocacy success by Caritas France

A COVID-19 advocacy success by Caritas France

As in many other countries, weeks of lockdown have had heavy consequences for the most vulnerable and, among them, low-income families. In normal times, their budget is extremely restrained – that is why we have pledged for a raise of the minimum social benefits for a long time. Secours Catholique.…

Despite COVID-19, Caritas Hellas remains open

Despite COVID-19, Caritas Hellas remains open

The lockdown is obviously making Caritas Hellas’ work to support migrants and refugees trickier, but we do our best to continue providing our psychosocial services online, and in a brighter future, we plan to expand our activities in Chios and Lesbos (e.g. to facilitate access to public healthcare and psychiatric…

Preventing more poverty and inequality

Preventing more poverty and inequality

Unofficial translation Not being an expert in health matters, Caritas Luxembourg confines itself to reflections on the social consequences of the COVID-19 health crisis. Our criteria for formulating these reflections are: Before the crisis, Luxembourg was already a country with growing inequalities and frightening poverty situations, especially for families with…

Caritas Ukraine in action during COVID-19

Caritas Ukraine in action during COVID-19

Caritas Kramatorsk organises its volunteers In these times of the COVID-19 pandemic, Caritas Kramatorsk finds new ways to engage its volunteers in useful activities. First of all, Caritas became part of the Temporary Regional Coordination Center for Volunteers that was established in the Donetsk region. The Center is an interactive…