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A switch to climate adaptive agriculture practices for health and environmental benefits

India is continuously affected by droughts and floods due to extreme weather conditions and frequent climate change posing serious threat to the well-being of growing population. To address the issue and find solutions to climate-related challenges in agriculture, a training was organized for the Ujeevana and Ujwala project partners from May 23-25, 2017 at Palakkad, Kerala. The programme is supported by Misereor for addressing rights and entitlements,

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Caritas India brought together inter faith organisations towards building resilience

Caritas India convened an unprecedented meeting of faith inspired organisation to deliberate on the role of Faith Based Organisations (FBOs), Faith Inspired Organisations (FIOs) and Local Faith Communities (LFCs) towards building the resilient communities during disasters on May 16, 2017 at India International Centre, New Delhi. Since time immemorial, religious or faith based organisation had always offered shelter, food and spiritual support to

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Modern Day slavery will be the focus of SCIAF summer appeal

According to Global Slavery Index, over 18 million people are living with modern slavery in India. The numbers indicate the gravity of the human crisis where target are not only women and girls but boys too. Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), the official aid agency of Catholic Church in Scotland decided to launch their summer appeal on the theme Anti-Human Trafficking to help victims of trafficking. The appeal will raise awareness

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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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