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26 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

In the lead up to the Easter season, the Colombian Church donated 250,000 communion wafers to the Catholic Church in Venezuela. Scarcity of staple foods is touching every aspect of life pushing up prices and causing families to scramble to nourish themselves. A shortage of wheat flour has severely hampered the Church’s production of Hosts, sacramental bread used in the ritual of the Eucharist. Production has dropped to less than half of the previous monthly levels of 70,000. Priests are resorting to dividing Host into pieces to provide Holy Communion to congregants.

25 Apr 2018 description

(Athens) – The Greek government’s move on April 20, 2018, overturning a binding court ruling ordering it to end its abusive policy of trapping asylum seekers on Greece’s islands raises rule of law concerns, 21 human rights and humanitarian organizations said today.

24 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

Caritas on the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees

21 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

India, according to a report published in October (Maple Croft, UK 2010), is the country which is second most vulnerable to climate change, only after Bangladesh. Almost the whole of India has a high or extreme degree of sensitivity to climate change, due to acute population pressure and a consequential strain on natural resources and increased incidence of natural disasters. The Indian Sundarban, a coastal, underdeveloped area, is one of the most visible victims of the ravages of climate change in India.

19 Apr 2018 description

Since January 2015, more than 1 million people fleeing war, persecution and poverty entered or passed through Greece in search of safety and a better life, and more than 1,200 were reported dead or missing. During the latter part of 2015 and early 2016, selective and arbitrary admission policies were put in place by various European countries that eventually closed their borders to all migrants. On 20 March 2016, the EU-Turkey Deal came into effect whereby all migrants arriving irregularly on to the Greek islands would be returned to Turkey.

18 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

Surilma Urrieta sits in her cement courtyard rocking her 7-month old daughter, Rosymar, as she sips from a baby bottle. The formula it contains is a prized-resource for the family who knows far too well what it means to go without. It was only 2 months ago that Surilma struggled to feed not only Rosymar, but also her twin brother, Eduardo, who were both born premature.

17 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

Dos líderes comunitarias de Ecuador y Perú aportarán sus testimonios ante el Foro Permanente para las Cuestiones Indígenas.

La Red Eclesial PanAmazónica (REPAM), de la que forma parte Cáritas Española, presentará en el 17º período de sesiones del Foro Permanente de las Naciones Unidas para las Cuestiones Indígenas, que tiene lugar en Nueva York del 16 al 27 de abril, dos casos de vulneración de derechos en la Amazonía de Perú y Ecuador.

17 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

Gbadolite, le 16 avril 2018 (caritasdev.cd) : Grâce au financement du Gouvernement allemand (AA) et de la Caritas Allemagne/DCV, Caritas Congo Asbl et la Caritas-Développement Molegbe ont commencé depuis jeudi 12 avril 2018 la distribution des kits d’agriculture et de pêche au profit de 3.500 ménages des réfugiés centrafricains et familles d’accueil.

17 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

Gbadolite, April 16, 2018 (caritasdev.cd) : Thanks to funding from the German Government (AA) and Caritas Germany / DCV, along with Caritas Congo Asbl and Caritas‐ Development Molegbe, the distribution of farming and fishing kits had started since Thursday, April 12, 2018 to 3,500 households of Central African refugees and host families. This activity, which must continue on the next Monday for other remaining sites out of the eight targeted, is part of a multi‐sector food security support project in the territories of Mobayi‐ Mbongo and Yakoma, Diocese of MOLEGBE, in Nord‐Ubangi Province.

13 Apr 2018 description

Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.

13 Apr 2018 description

Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.

10 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

Bajo el lema “Tendiendo Puentes”, una delegación recorre varios proyectos para migrantes y refugiados en el norte de África.

Una delegación de las entidades que integran la red Migrantes Con Derechos, –Cáritas Española, la Comisión Episcopal de Migraciones, CONFER, y Justicia y Paz— está realizando, desde el 9 al 11 de abril, un recorrido por el norte de África, en el que, bajo el lema “Tendiendo Puentes”, se visitan diversos proyectos de acogida de inmigrantes y refugiados en Ceuta y Tánger.

05 Apr 2018 description
report Caritas

Depuis plusieurs mois, Tournons la page Niger, une coalition d’ONG de la société civile soutenue par le Secours Catholique-Caritas France, dénonce la loi de Finances 2018 qui accentue la pression fiscale sur les plus démunis.

Dimanche 25 mars, alors qu’une nouvelle journée de mobilisation était organisée, le pouvoir a interdit toute manifestation et fait arrêter 23 personnes. Maïkoul Zodi, coordinateur de Tournons la page Niger, dénonce la dérive autoritaire du régime.

ENTRETIEN AVEC MAÏKOUL ZODI, COORDINATEUR DE TOURNONS LA PAGE NIGER.

24 Mar 2018 description
report Caritas

People living in the proximity of Mahanadi basin fights the tide of climate change every year. The level of vulnerability is very high for the community living at the edge of the river.

Life for the rural community is often marred by difficulties, and there are many constraints limiting their economic potential to fight back. Challenges include uncertain weather conditions affecting harvests, insecure land ownership limiting farmers’ potential to invest, restricted access to farm inputs, market and food insecurity etc.

24 Mar 2018 description
report Caritas

People of Assam are under vicious cycle of flood due to rains and embankment breach every year. Regular floods not only destroy their homes but also snatch away their source of livelihood. Palahjuri village is one of the most remote and isolated village located at the bank of Mighty Brahmaputra River under Laharighat Revenue Circle in Morigaon district Assam is badly affected by the recent flood. It takes 1 hour from district headquarter Morigaon to reach the village.

22 Mar 2018 description
report Caritas

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’

18 Mar 2018 description
report Caritas

Cyclone Gita hit Tonga on the night of 12-13 February, destroying homes and severely damaging infrastructure on the most populated island of Tongatapu. About 80 percent of the population was affected and over 4500 houses being damaged or destroyed. Government and NGOs have been quick to mount a coordinated response.

16 Mar 2018 description
report Caritas
  • A un año del desastre ocasionado por el ‘Niño Costero’, los pobladores empiezan a aplicar nuevas técnicas que mejoran cultivos locales como la chirimoya, el palto y hortalizas.

  • El siguiente paso es conectar a agricultores con grandes compradores y que así puedan mejorar su calidad de vida, señala Cáritas al precisar que el 56% de los beneficiados son mujeres.

16 Mar 2018 description
report Caritas

Cáritas Española destina 209.000 euros a paliar los efectos de una crisis prolongada provocada por la falta de lluvias.