- Sep 24, 2020
The European network of Caritas agencies has criticized the European Commission’s plan on asylum and migration, saying the proposal “falls short of expectations.”
While in Brazil, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sept. 18 went to see the work of humanitarian church-connected agencies supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
The director of Greece’s Catholic charitable organization said the situation on Lesbos island remains tense after a fire at a refugee camp left at least 12,000 homeless.
Although the government of Nicolas Maduro is trying to project the theme of “reconciliation” ahead of Venezuela’s parliamentary elections set for December, forces aligned to him are continuing to cause havoc; in particular targeting charitable efforts aimed at helping the poor.
Pope Francis encouraged global initiatives for the protection of the environment, especially in Mauritius after a devastating oil spill threatened the livelihood of the island nation’s inhabitants and wildlife.
Women in Ethiopia often suffer from “traditional gender roles” where they are expected to defer to men in society.