How the EU can champion the fight against hunger

‘Nobody should die because of lack of food.’

Caritas leaders participating in a "Food for All" meeting in Rome this week raise up bread. Credit: Sheahen/Caritas

Caritas experts from around the world gathered his week in Rome to discuss hunger and how to end it by 2025. Strategising around the 18-month Caritas campaign “One Human Family, Food for All,” participants discussed challenges as diverse as seed rights, farmer suicides due to debt, “food for votes” corruption, school feeding programmes for malnourished…

Video: Pope Francis on Lent & hunger

On the First Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis encouraged an audience in St. Peter’s Square to participate in Caritas Internationalis’ Food for All campaign. Watch this one-minute video to hear his remarks (translation provided).

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…

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 has told crowds in St Peter’s Square that hunger is a scandal and he urged them to support the Caritas ‘One Human Family, Food for All’ campaign. “The scandal that millions of people suffer from hunger must not paralyze us, but push each and every one of us to act: singles, families, communities,…

Children learning about food rights in Bolivia

The right to food is one of the basic human rights being taught to children and adolescents by a Caritas funded programme in Bolivia. The programme  – called PUJLLAY – is running in the Cochabamba region with the support of Caritas Australia.  In 2012-13, nearly 200 workshops on food security, the right to food and…

One wave, one family, no hunger

Caritas has given me a crash course in geography and now I know where Rarotonga is …among other places. For the first time ever the whole confederation has launched a global campaign against hunger “One Human Family, Food for All”.