The European Commission announced on 8 December that EU Member States will be able to return asylum seekers to Greece beginning in mid-March under the Dublin…Read more
The Soviet Union crumbled in the ‘90s and this was followed by an economic and political transitional period whereby millions of people ended up in poverty. Caritas has been active in Central and Eastern Europe since 1989. We currently have projects in Kosovo, Servia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Armenia. The primary purpose of our programmes is to improve the living conditions of the inhabitants of rural areas. Small-scale producers receive assistance at each step, from production to sales.
However, Caritas also provides aid in countries closer to home. On Monday, 6 April 2009, 26 cities and towns in the Italian region of Abruzzo were hit by a major earthquake, the epicentre of which was in Aquila. With its strong presence in the area, Caritas was able to save thousands of people.