Welcome: migrants make Europe stronger
Caritas Europa publication “Welcome: migrants make Europe stronger – Caritas’s practices for an inclusive Europe” will be published this December. In it, we describe the multitude of obstacles witnessed on the ground that hinder the participation of...
Yusra the swimmer and Soha the hairdresser, stories of empowerment from the island of Lesvos
The Greek authorities officially state that there are now around 60,000 migrants and refugees in Greece. Most of those on mainland arrived from the Turkish coast before 20 March, the day on which the agreement between the EU and Turkey started to be implemented. After this date, those...

The "Jungle" in Calais - a limbo made in EU

Jungle in Calais - Bikes are very important to move in and out the camp - Picture: Courtesy of Caritas Internationalis
Four square kilometers of sand. An immense pool of mud when the rain pours down. Insufferably hot when the sun shows up. Freezing to death when winter arrives. Welcome to the “jungle” of Calais. Some 6,000 people live there. In tents, in shackles, in anything that can keep...
Photo: ANP/Arie Kievit
The debate about migration and development has always been a tough one. In Caritas Europa, we have always tried to make a link between the two, and to even tighten this link, as a clear sign of current times. But, like with any “hot topic”, it can be...
Photo: Caritas Ventimiglia-San Remo
Caritas Europa, together with its members Secours Catholique-Caritas France and Caritas Italy, calls on the EU and in particular on the French and Italian governments to take action to respect the human dignity and fundamental rights of migrants stuck in...
Press Release: Caritas warns: human dignity threatened in Ventimiglia Op-Ed: The EU agenda behind the Migration Partnership Framework
The EU agenda behind the Migration Partnership Framework
In this in-depth analysis, migration and development expert, Bob van Dillen, exposes the weaknesses of the European Commission's Migration Partnership Framework and questions its capacity to really serve the purpose of helping people in need...
EU-Turkey agreement: Founding fathers’ shoes seem to be too big for EU-leaders
Caritas Europa urges leaders gathering at the European Council meeting of 28-29 June to rethink the EU-Turkey agreement. The ongoing migration and asylum situation is revealing an emerging threat to European values. Today, Caritas Europa issued a new...
Everyone’s reason to apply for asylum is unique! “Yes” to individual assessment of asylum application. “No” to concept of “safe country of origin”
In Caritas Europa’s newly issued position paper on the concept of “safe country of origin” , the pan-European network argues against the idea of using nationality as a filter to dismiss asylum applications. Caritas Europa urges the European Parliament,...

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