2 December Dec 2015 0859 02 December 2015
Climate: half a billion children at risk from global warming
Children are the most exposed to climate risks, and are the first victims of environmental crises. This is the statement from UNICEF a few days before the conference in Paris, where world leaders are called upon to make binding commitments to reduce emissions of CO2.
1 December Dec 2015 1720 01 December 2015
The impact of short careers on pensions across OECD countries
Recent reforms have made pension systems more financially sustainable and pensioners have higher living standards than ever before. But future generations are likely to find their pension entitlements much less generous than today’s and many may face a serious risk of pensioner poverty, according to a new OECD report.
26 November Nov 2015 1300 26 November 2015
What can today’s activists learn from the history of campaigning?
Strategic adviser for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’, Duncan Green reflects on what the history of campaigning can teach us today.
24 November Nov 2015 1136 24 November 2015
Development aid, only 4 EU countries are meeting aid targets
Action remains well short of ambition in the European Union, a new report by CONCORD, the European NGO confederation for relief and development shows. Despite repeated promises, the EU as a whole did not deliver on its commitment to spend 0.7% of Gross National Income (GNI) as aid by 2015. More worryingly, there is an emerging trend in EU countries to divert aid budgets from sustainable development to domestic costs associated with hosting refugees and asylum seekers.
20 November Nov 2015 1133 20 November 2015
One in four children in Europe is affected by poverty
On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day, Caritas Europa calls on European governments to prioritise the fight against child and family poverty as an essential means for contributing to just and strong European societies.
20 November Nov 2015 0809 20 November 2015
Sleepless and homeless in Europe
41 million people every year face homelessness for periods of varying length. 410,000 people are sleeping rough or in emergency or temporary accommodation on any given night. The data of the report “Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe" explores housing difficulties throughout Europe.
17 November Nov 2015 1634 17 November 2015
A missed opportunity in Valletta
Concord Europe: The EU-Africa Summit may in fact not get any mentioning in the migration and development history books.
12 November Nov 2015 1634 12 November 2015
Oxfam: Africa Trust Fund must help people, not build barriers
The summit on migration ended with a declaration and an action plan that, at least in words, aimed at increasing the protection of human rights and dignity of people: commitments that leave little doubt, however, on how Europe will concretely realize his agenda on immigration in Africa.
2 November Nov 2015 1135 02 November 2015
Caritas Africa new calls for action
Worried by the tragic events and the dire conditions of thousands of people, the humanitarian organization steps up with concrete proposals and measures. African and European institutions take note…
1 November Nov 2015 1512 01 November 2015
Caritas Europe: We believe Europe can get it right this time around!
Caritas Europa calls on the EU Council for Foreign Affairs of today to reach ambitious conclusions that address the impact of European policies on people experiencing poverty in Europe and overseas. "We are especially concerned with the situation of the most vulnerable, such as women and children".