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Caritas India unified solidarity response to Coronavirus

In recent weeks, we have witnessed significant impact of the coronavirus in various sectors. It has not just taken lives of the people but also affected the means of their livelihood to keep themselves alive. It has taken its toll on markets, industries, manufacturing, tourism, hospitality and travel. This, in turn, has affected many people, especially the least paid and self-employed or working in informal sectors or in part-time work with zero-hours

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Corona: Nature reclaiming the lost space as Humans get cornered

The world has already experienced the spread and impact of the ‘Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome’ caused by SARS Coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Ebola, Nipah and now the Novel coronavirus disease, COVID -19. We are now affected by the spread of COVID 19 at an alarming rate, and in geometric proportions, from person to person, and across multiple nations in the world with no signs of slowing down. It is really worrying and horrifying, as the medical

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Caritas at ground zero level in Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. In India, despite all the preparedness and war-like promptness to safeguard against the pandemic, several lives have been lost, and hundreds of individuals have tested positive. Also, India has a larger concern to worry about. Its population size and density vis-a-vis the level of general awareness, preparedness and facilities available to treat an ailing section just does not

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Caritas India on Mission COVID19

The outbreak of Covid-19 is a public Pandemic of international concern and has posed significant challenges. As Caritas Confederations, we are united to work together as one human family to face the outbreak. Expressing compassion and solidarity is the need of the hour. Caritas India, established in 1962, has evolved with its decades of experience as a front-running organization working in the sectors of Humanitarian Aid, Community Empowerment, Climate

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Health on Wheels: New mobile mammography unit inaugurated on International Women’s day

Kottapuram Integrated Development Society(KIDS) has initiated a new venture - " Mobile Mammography Unit" as part of Caritas India's Ashakiranam Cancer Care Programmes in Kerala. This was launched on the International Women's' Day Programme to ensure accessibility, availability, and affordability of early detection of breast cancer which was reported the highest number of cancer cases reported from the State. It was also a painful fact that most

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The Lenten campaign helps to sustain the livelihood of poor and marginalised

Diocese of Jowai: “It was difficult for me to sustain my family with the meagre income that I had. Thanks to God for my livelihood saw the light of success with whatever I have been able to do. I dream to grow bigger from here”, says Heimonmi Kharsohnoh, a smallholder farmer from West Jaintia Hills District in Meghalaya. He is now practicing intercropping and multi-cropping to get better yield after local partner and Caritas India intervention

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Prevent Corona: Protect Life

According to the statement released by WHO on March 13, 2020, the global number of confirmed cases of COVID19 has reached to 1,32, 758. The World Health Organization (WHO) reminds all countries and communities that the spread of this virus can be significantly slowed or even reversed through the implementation of robust containment and control activities. Over 100 countries have now reported laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID19. Caritas India would

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A dialogue for Solidarity and Action

Caritas India and World Vision India invited the NGOs of the state to build a strong network to protect the rights of the children in Uttar Pradesh. 25 representatives from different organisations like UNICEF, Save the Children, Plan India, Action Aid, ChildLine, Safe Society, Hum Foundation, Mann Foundation, and legal experts were part of this meeting. It was decided to form a consortium to especially focus on child protection in the state. The

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