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T'Boli indigenous community faces an uncertain future

July 5, 2014
by 
Danny Gillis, Animator for the Atlantic Provinces

A group of twelve Development and Peace members from the Prairies and the Atlantic provinces, accompanied by two staff members, are on a solidarity trip to the Philippines.

Honduras : protéger une précieuse source d’eau menacée par un barrage

July 4, 2014
by 
Mary Durran, chargée de programmes pour l'Amérique latine

La petite ville de San Francisco est nichée entre les montagnes bleues couronnées de nuages, les forêts tropicales verdoyantes du parc national Pico Bonito et les plaines fertiles, productrices de fruits, de la côte atlantique nord du Honduras. Une ancienne bananeraie qui longe le parc a cédé la place à des ananas destinés à l’exportation. Dans cette localité, personne ne souffre de la faim — même les chiens et les chats errants semblent bien nourris —, mais les soins de santé sont précaires et les emplois sont rares.

Honduras: Protecting a precious water source threatened by a dam

July 4, 2014
by 
Mary Durran, Latin America Programs Officer

The small town of San Francisco is nestled between the blue cloud-wrapped mountains and verdant tropical forests of the Pico Bonito National Park, and the sultry fruit-producing plains of the northern Atlantic coast of Honduras. A former banana plantation that borders the park has been replaced by pineapples for export. It is a community where no one goes hungry – even the stray dogs and cats look well-fed – but healthcare is precarious and jobs are few. Many youth have migrated to the US in search of opportunities.

Water, please!

February 12, 2012
by 
Guy Des Aulniers, Program Officer for Emergency Relief

Following the 2011 drought, Caritas Kenya launched an emergency appeal for 14 of the country's 25 dioceses. Over the past four days, I have visited projects in three of those dioceses.