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27 Jun 2018 description
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Delegados de Guatemala, Mauritania, Etiopía y Filipinas participan en la Semana sobre el Derecho a la Alimentación organizada por Cáritas Española y la AECID.

22 Mar 2018 description
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Water is a fundamental human right but water scarcity around the world is causing severe problems and human suffering that are likely to worsen in the future, warns Caritas Internationalis.

“All people have a right to safe drinking water…This is a problem that affects everyone and is a source of great suffering in our common home.” – Pope Francis, Laudato Si’

08 Jun 2017 description
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East Africa faces a massive humanitarian crisis. It threatens the lives and livelihoods of millions of people. Severe drought and violent conflict fuel food insecurity. Caritas is striving to respond to enormous challenges across the region.

Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and South Sudan are suffering from severe drought. Areas such as central and southern Somalia have registered only a third of their usual seasonal rainfall. Conflict is forcing people from their homes and restricts humanitarian access. The insecurity prevents food production and drives prices higher.

22 Mar 2017 description
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  • Cáritas Perú distribuye en las últimas semanas 89 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria a 2.000 familias afectadas a causa de «El Niño»

  • Las Cáritas de Sudán del Sur, Etiopía, Somalia y Kenia afrontan la crisis de alimentos creada en el Cuerno de África por efecto de «La Niña»

20 Jan 2017 description
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Italy is opening a humanitarian corridor for refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia with the support of Caritas. An agreement with the Italian government was signed last week.

The women, men and children will come from refugee camps in Ethiopia. Once in Italy, Caritas will help the refugees through the project “Protetto. Rifugiato a casa mia” (Protected: a refugee in my home) which is in its third year of helping house refugees with members of local communities in Italy.

19 Sep 2016 description
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Every day is a struggle to survive for Rahel, 34, and her family in Sebeya, a village in one of the worst drought-affected areas on the Ethiopian border with Eritrea. Her husband is a soldier and often away. She works as a farm labourer when she can find work to feed herself and her young daughters, Danait and Melat.

“This last year has been the worst ever. I have little or no money coming into the house,” said Rahel. “There has been no rain, no harvest. The ground has remained a desert, offering us nothing.”

01 Apr 2016 description
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Cáritas. 1 de abril de 2016.- Cáritas Española está respondiendo a los llamamientos de ayuda de emergencia lanzados por las Cáritas de Etiopía, Sudán del Sur y Níger para garantizar asistencia humanitaria de urgencia a los cientos de miles de damnificados por la crisis de alimentos que asola el Cuerno de Africa y por la violencia terrorista en el Sahel.

12 Feb 2016 description
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As Ethiopia’s long-running drought worsens, more than 10.2 million people now need food assistance for their survival and 48,000 children under five are suffering from severe malnutrition.

The Ethiopian Catholic Church and Caritas are appealing for an urgent humanitarian response from the government and international organisations to help save lives.

Muniva Haji Ahamed was afraid her toddler, Adilibara, would starve to death before she could make it to a Catholic clinic in southern Ethiopia.

24 Nov 2015 description
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Caritas is appealing for funds help build farmers’ and communties’ resilience to drought in response to food shortages in Ethiopia.

The number of people needing emergency food assistance is 8.2 million following a period of drought and erratic rains which have affected harvests. Caritas will launch a €2.9 million (ETB 66,643,952.00) emergency programme will help almost 500,000 people either directly or indirectly for the whole of 2016.

06 Nov 2015 description
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The events of 2015 in which hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants sought help in Europe show that walls and border security don’t prevent people from migrating, they just increase their suffering.

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency 59.5 million people were forced to emigrate from their places of origin due to armed conflicts, persecution, widespread violence and human rights violations by the end of 2014.

23 Jun 2015 description
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De Chiara Brunelli, Caritas Italie au Djibouti

« Caritas, c’est chez nous ».

22 Jun 2015 description
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By Chiara Brunelli, Caritas Italiana in Djibouti

“Caritas est chez nous”

26 Dec 2013 description
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Makeda Yohannes, Communications Officer for the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia), reports on how Caritas is providing aid after tens of thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers are expelled from Saudi Arabia

Thousands of irregular Ethiopian migrant workers have been arrested and deported from Saudi Arabia. More than 127,000 returnees have arrived in Addis Ababa.

23 Aug 2012 description
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Caritas is launching a new appeal to continue its lifesaving work in drought-stricken areas of Ethiopia. Its programmes will help farmers and herders produce more food, and will also improve water systems and infrastructure in remote areas.

“The drought was at its worst in 2011, and its effects are still being felt in some parts of the country,” says Shiferaw Mamo, Social Development Programme Coordinator of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia). “We can’t let up our efforts now.”

10 Aug 2012 description
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Interview with Shiferaw Mamo, Social Development Programme Coordinator of the Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat (Caritas Ethiopia).

The drought and food crisis in summer 2011 affected millions in the Horn of Africa. How did Caritas Ethiopia help them?

The situation in 2011 was very critical. Thanks to the Caritas member organisations who supported us, our programmes have saved lives. Supplementary food has been distributed for some malnourished children in some pocket areas through Catholic health institutions and this contributed to save lives of this children.

26 Jul 2012 description
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776.967 euros se han destinado a la rehabilitación y 1.640.662 a emergencia

Cáritas. 26 de julio de 2012.- En julio de 2011 se declaró una grave crisis alimentaria en el Cuerno de África que afectó a Somalia, Eritrea, Yibuti, Etiopía y Kenia. A la llamada de emergencia que lanzaron las Cáritas de los países afectados a través de la red internacional de Cáritas, Cáritas Española respondió con 2.417.629 euros, de los cuales 776.967 se han destinado a la rehabilitación y 1.640.662 a emergencia.


10 Feb 2012 description
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By Makeda Yohannes/ECS

Before drought struck Ethiopia in 2011, Mulu Jaletu owned five oxen, enough to help his farm support his 12 children. But with no rain falling, his crops would often fail. As his money ran out, he was forced to sell one ox at a time so he could buy food for his family. Eventually he had sold all of his oxen.

20 Oct 2011 description
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The food crisis in East Africa hit the headlines over the summer. Resources were mobilised around the world to support communities in need as drought in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia put millions of people in peril. Val Morgan of SCIAF (Caritas Scotland) reports from southern Ethiopia that although the news attention may have moved on, the suffering remains.

By Val Morgan

05 Oct 2011 description
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"Drought triggered the current crisis, but it’s as much a manmade as natural disaster." said Caritas Internationalis Humanitarian Director Alistair Dutton

Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday 5 October highlighted the plight of 13 million people at risk in East Africa’s ongoing food crisis. Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and other parts of the region face a severe food crisis caused by drought, conflict and social injustice. Somalia is the first famine of the 21st century, with hundreds of thousands of people in danger and one in three children suffering from malnutrition.

15 Sep 2011 description
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Paris, le 15 septembre 2011

Mi juillet, le Secours Catholique-Caritas France a lancé un appel aux dons et débloqué une première aide d’urgence de 300 000 euros. Une mission s’est rendue sur place pour évaluer les besoins et rencontrer le réseau Caritas présent, afin d’organiser la réponse humanitaire adéquate.