Marking the end of the campaign

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Evelyn Duplito

“Bahay Kubo” was just an ordinary folk song until Typhoon Haiyan came and brought the song to life. In November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, struck the Philippines. One of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall, it took thousands of lives, and destroyed homes and families’ livelihoods. Over the past two…

Caritas says the Charter of Milan doesn’t hear the poor

The Charter of Milan will be presented to the United Nations secretary general on World Food Day, but Caritas says that the charter lacks teeth and offers a limited approach to solving global hunger. The Charter of Milan is a manifesto developed during the EXPO 2015 – the World’s Fair on Food which opened in…

The best way to end hunger is to support farmers

Supporting small scale farmers, especially as they try to adapt to the changing climate, has been identified as the best way to end the scandal of hunger in a Caritas Food Security Study released earlier this year. As part of the study, 98 Caritas organizations around the world were asked the question – “What would…

Returning home – Mugendi’s story

Mugendi is a Kenyan farmer. Married with two children, he lives in a small village in Tharaka Nithi County. Over the years, he has experienced challenging changes to the climate in his region. Recurring dry spells and failed rainy seasons were killing off the crops. Mugendi was forced to abandon his land and seek employment…

How we beat hunger – Women’s letter

A group of women in Pakistan wrote this letter to other women’s groups, sharing their experiences and success in beating hunger.

Multiplying effects – Lalita’s story

Lalita Bhalla, a grandmother in central India, and her husband Ramesh are small-scale farmers who used to struggle to grow enough food for their family. Since joining a Caritas farming project, they have seen their food situation improve. They are now part of a Caritas farmer-led program that tests seeds and growing methods to find…

Highlights of Caritas food campaign

Begun in December 2013 with the support of Pope Francis, the “One Human Family, Food for All” campaign has energised Catholics worldwide and unified the Caritas network as it works to end hunger. Below are campaign highlights.  

Pope Francis on how we can fight hunger

Pope Francis speaks of land hoarding, food waste, climate change, and other obstacles to beating hunger.

Cardinal Tagle holds up the Food Report

Milan, 19 May 2015 – A major independent survey of Caritas groups around the world points to the best way to end hunger – help small farmers, especially as they try to adapt to the changing climate. The survey was presented by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, outgoing president of Caritas Internationalis, to Cardinal Luis Antonio…