8 ways for the EU Budget to protect children in migration
Across the world, there are an estimated 31 million children living outside their country of birth, and there are an estimated 5.4 million child migrants in Europe. The EU has a responsibility to ensure that EU funding streams reach children in migration...

Prepare yourself and your community for the encounter

Prepare yourself and your community for the encounter
Pope Francis encourages all communities in the world to welcome, to protect, to promote and to integrate and this is what Caritas has been doing through its communities, groups, services, volunteers and employees in the encounter with migrants and refugees for many years. Based on this experience, Caritas...

Position Paper: Human rights and human dignity at the centre in return policies

Caritas Europa new position paper on the return of migrants entitled Human rights and human dignity at the centre in return policiesspells out our views and recommendations to ensure that return is implemented in a humane and dignified way, in the respect of the refugee rights and human rights framework. Caritas Europa underscores that return policies should not be achieved at the expense of human rights and EU values.

Joint Statement: Coercion of children to obtain fingerprints and facial images is never acceptable
End humiliating situation of migrants on Greek islands now!
Statement on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the EU-Turkey deal As a result of the EU-Turkey deal that was struck two years ago, over 13,000 women, children, and men are confined to reside in humiliating conditions in overcrowded reception...

Migration and development matter!

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MIND - migration.internconnectedness.development - source: pxhere
Caritas Europa is one of 12 Caritas organisations from 11 European countries taking part in a three-year project to raise awareness about the links between migration and development. Each year, Caritas will focus on a specific topic that covers the “...
Position Paper on Return: Human rights and human dignity at the centre in return policies
In Portugal, citizens’ engagement for refugee cause matches government policies
By Amine Bahri, Master's student in public policy on international humanitarian action and Intern at Caritas Portugal The arrival of Syrian refugees in Europe provoked different reactions among the European community. Unfortunately, the debate was not always about helping refugees seeking for peace, but sometimes motivated by political...
Housing café: Empowerment of refugees in the search for housing
By Joke Dillen and Valerie Annys, Project Coordinators of Housing café Antwerp, Caritas Belgium When you finally get your papers at the end of your asylum procedure you’re often overwhelmed by a positive feeling. With this piece of paper you can finally start your new life! You can...

Refugee crisis as a call for movement

Refugee crisis as a call for movement
By Janne Marno, Master of Arts (Education) and Caritas Finland Board Member. Janne has worked in reception centres and served Christian pilgrims in several Camino de Santiago albergues. The mankind often seems to think in terms of extreme opposites. With the help of cultural either-or categories, the information...

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