Author archive: caritas_food

How the EU can champion the fight against hunger

‘Nobody should die because of lack of food.’

Cardinal Rodriguez on Caritas’ participation at Expo 2015

Caritas president, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, will speak about Caritas’s participation at the global fair Expo 2015 in Milan next week . The universal exposition will be based around the theme of providing enough healthy food for everyone in the world: Feed the Planet, Energy for Life. Caritas Internationalis is one of 11 civil society…

Plant a tree in Ethiopia for Valentine’s day

Some people say it with flowers, others say it with trees. Caritas in northern Italy is giving lovers in the South Tyrol a chance to boost nutrition in Ethiopia on Valentine’s day this year.

Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

Do you run an innovative project in sustainable farming which you’d like to share on a global level? Expo Milan 2015 has launched a call for best practices in sustainable agriculture aimed at improving food security.

Caritas answers a letter to Father Christmas

A little girl from Milan wrote to Santa this year saying how she’d like to a have a grandfather to share Christmas with. But it wasn’t Santa who answered her wish, it was Caritas.

Communities working as one to provide food in Sierra Leone

“After the war we started from scratch,” explains Samuel Conteh. “We began working together in a way that was completely new. Before, every family laboured to provide its own food – now we work, earn and save as one. ” Communal farming helped the village of Malimp near the regional centre of Makeni in Sierra…

Pope Francis’ video message to launch ‘One Human Family, Food for All’

Pope Francis says that the world can no longer turn away from the millions of people who are suffering from hunger. In a video message to launch Caritas Internationalis’ global campaign, One Human Family, Food for All, Pope Francis said, “We are in front of a global scandal of around one billion people who still…

Wave of prayer

Join us in our wave of prayer to end hunger at midday 10th December to kick off our campaign One human family, food for all. The wave starts in Samoa and will cross every continent in the world. One Human Family, Food for All offers a unique opportunity for our voices to join as one…

Cash-for-work leads to hope in Niger

Copyright: Caritas/Simone Stefanelli “We were in great difficulty in the hungry season, “ says Maimouna Boureima. “That’s the period between our two harvests and this year our fields gave us so little we seriously considered migrating to Niger’s capital, Niamey, to look for work or to even beg on the streets.” Maimouna, 45, is a…


At just 18 years old, Shiva Ram Kisan has experienced more of the ups and downs of life than some people will in a lifetime. He lost his mother when he was only 5 years old and his father when he was 14.  Lonelieness, poverty and an empty stomach were no strangers to him. But…