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India and Germany to join hands for common Lenten Campaign

Caritas India and Misereor plans to have a join Lenten campaign for the next year. The first of its kind in the history of Caritas India. The theme for the Lenten campaign will be climate change. Both organisation has a long standing relations of over 50 years in the development sector. This campaign is significant in terms of collaboration between Caritas India (The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India) and Misereor (The German Catholic Bishops'

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Cylonic rains leaves hundreds of villagers homeless in Assam

Severe cyclonic storm accompanied by rains hit the entire Hailakandi district of Assam on May 2, 2017. The cyclonic wind has blown away hundreds of houses leaving innocent villagers without shelter and source of livelihood. Caritas India carried rapid need assessment with local partner Seva Kendra, Silchar to respond on this immediate need. 30 percent houses were completely damaged and 50 families from Lalachera, Vernarpur and Bilaipur villages suffered

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Musahar kid aspires to become mathematics teacher

Tony is 4 year old and has a great inclination toward mathematics and science. Tony has been attending the Roshini education center for the last one year and his ambition is to become a mathematics teacher. Like him there are many children who are coming to the center to take educational support. Five years ago, Caritas India started Roshini an education empowerment project for Musahar community in the state of Bihar. Musahars are the most exploited

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CESSS opens organic outlet

Caritas India’s Centre for Environmental Studies in Social Sector (CESSS) was established to promote sustainable agriculture and natural resource management for the community of Central India. Farmers initiated organic farming but the real issue was marketing of the products. CESSS in consultation with farmers association opened an organic outlet at Paratwada which is 23 km from the village. The outlet offers unpolished pulses like Red Gram, black

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Newly recruited disaster management professionals of West Bengal oriented on inclusion in DRR

Caritas India orients the newly recruited disaster management professionals of the State of West Bengal on “Issues related to inclusion in DRR”, on 3rd May 2017 at Banga Bhawan, New Delhi. People’s vulnerability to natural hazards, or their capacity to cope, manage and respond to disasters is dependent upon different social, economic, cultural and political processes that influence how hazards affect people in varying ways and with differing

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