Church relief group – along with over 30 Church and civil society organisations, 42 academics and 45 members of the European Parliament – calls on European Commission to establish legally-binding minimum income scheme
The confederation of Catholic charities calls for “strong political will and commitment” to tackle fact 11% of world’s population lives in hunger
On September 23rd, the European Commission presented the new Pact on Migration and Asylum, composed of 12 documents, including several legislative proposals, which will now be negotiated by the European Parliament and EU Member States.
Caritas Europa has voiced disappointment in the EU Pact on Asylum and Migration unveiled Wednesday at European Union headquarters in Brussels.
Tension is high on the Greek island of Lesbos with thousands of migrants sleeping rough after last week’s refugee centre fires and local residents worried about coronavirus fears and social strife.
A statement by the head of the Caritas Switzerland development policy department revealed that Swiss weapons are being used in the Yemeni war and seem to have fuelled the latent conflict between India and Pakistan.
As Christians around the world observe the annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation on September 1, Caritas Internationalis is joining Pope Francis in calling on all “to take bold steps in order to safeguard our common home” and to “pray and act for building a community of solidarity and love.”
Caritas has shared its deep concerns on the dire side effects that EU sanctions are having on vulnerable civilian populations in the Middle East.
According to Caritas Internationalis, the number of people falling prey to human trafficking has increased to a “worrying” level due to coronavirus lockdown measures.
Caritas Internationalis is calling on the movers and shakers of the world to listen to Pope Francis’s appeal for a global ceasefire at a time in which the suffering of millions has been exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic.
Caritas Internationalis, the global confederation of Catholic charities, has appealed to the world’s political leaders to accept refugees in a dignified and safe way, ensuring their basic needs are met and providing them with safe living conditions especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Church relief and development agency Caritas Europa is pushing the EU to honour its commitment to resettle 30,000 refugees in 2020, warning that now “more than ever” in the context of COVID-19 “we need global solidarity towards those fleeing war, crisis and persecution”.
Caritas Europa elected Msgr Michael Landau as its new president during its Regional Conference, the annual general assembly.
On May 24, 2015, the Holy Father signed Laudato Sì, raising a prophetic voice to challenge humanity on the state of our common home.
Caritas has accused the EU of putting economic growth above human development in the bloc’s new strategy with Africa.
On the occasion of the International Day of Families, Caritas Europa calls on the EU to prioritise the creation of the Child Guarantee and to back it with sufficient funds.
In statements for Europe Day this May 9, Church aid organisation Caritas Europa and the European Christian Workers’ Movement have warned the 27 member states of the EU that “this is the hour of truth” for the Union.
The Catholic relief and development network Caritas Internationalis has warned that the number of starving people in the world could double as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and could reach as high as 230 million.
“The adverse repercussions of the virus on the economy will not be bearable for long”, the president of Caritas Greece has alerted the EU.
Italian Caritas, since the early days of the COVID-19 emergency, has intensified its contact with and coordination of the 218 diocesan Caritas in Italy.
Oranges and strawberries rotting in the fields, empty shelves in our supermarkets, and ‘invisible’ workers living in unsanitary conditions putting their own – and society’s – safety at risk is a reality Caritas Europa is asking EU member states to address by recognising the rights of migrant farm workers.
Caritas Europa believes that minimum income schemes are indispensable to achieve poverty eradication in Europe.
Caritas Europa has joined a call to defend the rights of migrant farm workers, amid fear of food supply shortages in coronavirus times.
Together with its partners, Catholic social relief group Caritas Europa is calling on European states to immediately honour their commitments to relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands.
The Italian Bishops have given 10 million euros to Church charity Caritas to help support people affected by coronavirus, and in an effort to help salve the savage human and emotional toll the pandemic is taking on citizens and religious in the country.
“One of the biggest challenges” in Portugal today “is housing: rising rent and house prices”, Catholic relief, development and social service organisation Caritas has warned.
Catholic Church relief, development and social service organisation Caritas Portugal presented a study in which it expressed great concern about the obstacles that prevent the weakest sectors in society from accessing basic services such as education, medical care, employment and housing.
With the ongoing Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) of the European Union coming to an end this year, the EU Council is under increasing pressure to finalise the budget negotiations.
On the occasion of World Social Justice Day, Catholic Church charity Caritas Europa presented its new ‘Caritas Cares’ 2019 report on poverty and inequality in Europe, in which it found that barriers to access to basic services are the main factor in increasing poverty.