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The cry of the Haitian People

February 22, 2019

For almost two weeks now, the Haitian people have been in the streets of Port-au-Prince, expressing their anger at the government, which they accuse of being corrupt and of, among other things, misappropriating millions of dollars from...

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The negative impacts of mining on women in Sierra Leone

January 9, 2019
by 
Geneviève Talbot, Program Officer - Africa
The negative benefits of mining for women in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is a resource-rich country with significant deposits of iron ore, diamonds, bauxite, rutile and gold. The mineral resources are contributing about 24% to the country's GDP...

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“A cry to the world”: Cardinal Tagle visits Rohingya Refugee camps in Bangladesh

December 20, 2018
visiting Rohingya refugee camps

“This camp is a cry to the whole world for a better politics based on compassion and solidarity,” said Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president...

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In solidarity with the Palestinian people

November 29, 2018
In solidarity with the Palestinian people

The Gaza strip is affected by a severe humanitarian crisis caused by a 10-year Israeli economic embargo, three successive wars and a drastic reduction in US aid.

The situation in Kerala remains precarious

September 24, 2018

More than a month after torrential rains poured down upon the state of Kerala in southwestern India, the situation of thousands of people remains very precarious.

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Honduras: the dirty politics of clean energy

August 1, 2018
by 
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer
Honduras: the dirty politics of clean energy

Development and Peace has been working for 20 years now in partnership with Caritas Choluteca in southern Honduras.  Our current collaboration with this diocesan Caritas seeks to empower local communities to defend...

Share Lent 2018: more than ever, thank you for your solidarity!

May 1, 2018
Share Lent 2018: more than ever, thank you for your solidarity!

For more than 50 years now, members, partners, youth groups, schools, and parishes have been mobilizing alongside Development and Peace...

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Pope Francis’ visit to Peru highlights risks to the Amazon and its peoples

April 9, 2018
Pope Francis visit to the Amazon

One month after the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Peruvian Amazon, the Spanish-born Bishop of Puerto Maldonado, David Martinez Aguirre, is still running on the energy high.