Caritas India with support from Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) have launched a Cross Border Anti-Human Trafficking programme ‘Swaraksha’ in Gorakhpur and Lucknow on July 31, 2017. India is among those few countries which is the source, destination and transit for women, men and children who are subjected to trafficking for different purposes. Sharing such status makes it more imperative to address this issue in a serious manner.Read more
Development sector need to reflect on the current situation as the social forces are dominating the market through communication and funding scenario. “The Diocesan Social Service Societies need to understand the current socio-political and economic perspective in this back ground and promote Justice Social Order which is the crux in social development,” said Fr. Paul Moonjely, Deputy Director of Caritas India to the Directors and Project CoordinatorsRead more
New Delhi, August 2: At a time when the Catholic Church in India is allegedly tagged for religious conversions, Caritas India, its social wing has called for an inter-religious solidarity visit to Assam Flood. The three-day visit from August 4 will have representatives from Rama Krishna Mission, Brahma Kumaris, Islamic Relief and Caritas India. The group will visit an ongoing relief works in Morigaon district. They will meet Assam’s Inter AgencyRead more
Ranju was standing beside the school wall watching people queue to receive their relief but her name was not in the list. At an age of 26 she had become widow with a mother of one-and-a-half-year-old daughter. She only thinks about her daughter’s future. Her house was washed away in the flood and now the mother and child lives with her husband’s relative at Dezoo Chapori village in North Lakhimpur, Assam. She helps in house work but always worriedRead more
Education is greatly slashed by the recent flood in Assam and schools are closed for indefinite duration due to infrastructural damage or unconducive environment. Though, enrollment rates at the Lower Primary Schools are high i.e. approximately 80% but the attendance in the class is very low before and even after the flood. In Assam Flood 2017 Phase II, the HCL Foundation had supported Caritas India initiative “My Evening School for Disaster Resilience”Read more
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