Press Release: CAMEROUN REFUGEES IN NIGERIA

Being the body of a Press Briefing granted by Caritas Nigeria Executive Secretary, Rev. Fr. Evaristus Bassey on Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018 BACKGROUND Caritas Nigeria hereby appeals for support for the mitigation of the humanitarian situation that has arisen as a result of influx of Cameroonian Refugees in Nigeria. Recently there has been increased agitation for self-actualization in Cameroon, which […]

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Caritas Nigeria: what do I need to know?

• In every country the Catholic Church has an NGO called Caritas • Caritas Nigeria full name is Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria(CCFN), owned and established by Nigerian Bishops in 2010, as a national charity of the Bishops Conference • Caritas Nigeria is a national agency that can support diocesan groups such as St. Vincent de Paul, JDPCs, Catholic health […]

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Social Transfer for Emergency Response in States affected by Insurgency and Fulani Herdsmen Conflict in Nigeria

In December 2014, Caritas Nigeria implemented an emergency response project that supported 11,060 Households in some dioceses (states) in Nigeria that were affected by the insurgency in the North Eastern part of Nigeria and the Fulani herdsmen conflict in the middle-belt. The project provided Supplementary Rations in a one-off distribution which addressed food needs Households. The Project initially targeted 2000 […]

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Integrated Emergency Response (IER)

In late 2012, Caritas Nigeria joined state actors like National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), CRS, and the Office of the Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to carry out a joint-assessment of flood-affected areas in Nigeria. Thereafter, Caritas Nigeria partnered with the local diocesan Caritas to distribute food and non-food relief items as well as cash transfers to various communities in five […]

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Response to Food Insecurity in the Sahel Region

Caritas Nigeria response to food security in the Sahel Region supported 991 households comprising of 9,798 persons in selected communities in Sokoto, Katsina, Zamfara and Jigawa states, financially through unconditional cash transfers to improve their livelihoods, and they also received hygiene and sanitation education. The goal of the food security project was to “enhance access to food in the Sahel […]

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Building Capacity on Anti-Human Trafficking

In 2013, Caritas Nigeria organized a one day inaugural/capacity building meeting for Organizations and Church Partners working in the areas of Anti-Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration in Nigeria. The purpose of the meeting was to sensitize participants about the various dangers associated with Anti-human trafficking and Migration and also to awaken their consciousness to constantly engage in activities that discourage […]

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Awareness-creation in Uromi

Caritas Nigeria conducted awareness creation activities in Uromi, Esan North East of Edo State due to the high rate of travels of young boys and girls in the community, searching for greener pasture abroad. Target The target of this awareness creation activities were parents. The choice of the audience was necessary because majority of trafficked victims/survivors attested to the fact […]

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Sensitization of Alushi Community

Illushi is a farming and fishing community in Esan South East of Edo state, Nigeria where its children are usually sought after for domestic jobs in neighbouring towns and far away cities due to inability of their parents to cater for them. This prompted a sensitization and awareness creation visit to the women group of the community to think first […]

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Commemorating World Day Against Human Trafficking

Caritas Nigeria Anti-Human Trafficking and Migration Desk provides National coordination for the Catholic Church in Nigeria. The program is aimed at combating human rights abuses, human trafficking and irregular migration.   Caritas Nigeria supported the Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPCs) and other sister organizations in enlightenment campaigns; raising awareness and consciousness of people about the vices and dangers of […]

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2015 World Day Against Child Labour

Children as we all know are often time helpless and vulnerable to vices and as such there is a need to raise their consciousness on their rights and obligations in order not to fall prey to exploitation/abuse and slavery-like practices.   According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), more than 168 million children are trapped in child labour. More than […]

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