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01 Nov 2011 description

To assist households recover from the 2010 floods in Benin, CRS-Benin and partner Caritas Benin are working in the Mono department via Project HHELP (Helping Households in Emergencies with Local Purchase) and SAVE2 (Saving Assets with Vouchers in Emergencies) to provide assistance to households in the form of vouchers for food and agricultural tools and seeds. The interventions of Project HHELP began in June and will continue until October 2011, while Project SAVE2 began in May and will continue until January 2012.

20 Oct 2010 description
report Caritas

Les inondations liées à la saison des pluies ont provoqué d'importants dégâts depuis juin dernier. On dénombre au moins 377 morts et près d'1,5 million de personnes affectées.

12 Oct 2010 description
report Caritas

Caritas is appealing for US1.8 million (1.3 million euro) following heavy flooding in the West African country of Benin. Over 350,000 people have been affected by the floods and dozens have died.

The impact of the floods is massive: 130,000 hectares of crops have been ruined; 55,000 houses and over 270 schools have been damaged, as well as many roads and bridges.

"It's a dramatic situation. There are people who have lost everything and need a lot of help. We're very worried about the future and the risk of food shortages because of the damaged crops.

18 Jul 2010 description
report Caritas

Caritas fait état de la détresse de trois millions de femmes refugiées de longue date à l'occasion de la Journée mondiale des refugiés, le 20 juin.

Les femmes refugiées sont particulièrement vulnérables aux violations des droits de l'homme lorsqu'elles sont forcées de quitter leur foyer pour de longues périodes.

18 Jun 2010 description
report Caritas

Caritas is highlighting the plight of three million women in long-term refugee crises on World Refugee Day, 20 June.

Women refugees are particularly vulnerable to human rights abuses in cases where they've been forced to leave their homes for long-standing periods.

17 Mar 2010 description
report Caritas

Desarrollo comunitario, salud, alimentación, educación, sida y ayudas de emergencia son los principales objetivos de las ayudas aprobadas para distintas Cáritas de Africa, Asia, América Latina y Europa del Este

Cáritas.

15 Feb 2010 description
report Caritas

Caritas is preparing to host an influx of refugees in Benin in West Africa as fears grow of election violence in neighbouring Togo.

Caritas Benin says the build up to Togo's elections scheduled for 4 March are tense and say they must prepare now should the poll descend into violence resulting in a surge of refugees. A study by Caritas, the UN's refugee agency UNHCR, and other ngos is predicting that the election will be followed by violence.

"We have hosted 30,000 refugees coming from the south of Togo in past years," said Philippe Yaovi Ahouanye, Head of …

27 Mar 2006 description
report Caritas

Vatican City, 27 March 2006 - After weeks of high tensions and sometimes violent confrontations between Togolese refugees and their hosts in the town of Agame in Benin, about half of the refugee camp's former residents have moved back to their temporary shelters.

21 Feb 2006 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. Madrid, 21 de febrero de 2006.- Los fondos de ayuda humanitaria de emergencia que la Confederación Cáritas ha enviado a distintas Cáritas africanas en el período mayo-diciembre de 2005 han sido de 923.579 USD $ (unos 770.000 euros). Estos recursos se han destinado, principalmente, a paliar graves situaciones de deficiencia alimentaria causadas por la sequía y otros fenómenos naturales.

28 Apr 2005 description
report Caritas

Depuis un mois et demi, les partenaires togolais du Secours Catholique-Caritas France n'avaient cessé d'exprimer leurs craintes face aux risques de dérapage dans la violence du processus engagé. Ils s'étaient exprimés publiquement sur les conséquences de la mauvaise préparation de ces élections et les irrégularités dans l'élaboration des listes électorales.