Caritas Internationalis – Annual Report 2020

The coronavirus pandemic marked the lives of billions of people across the world in 2020. This time of universal suffering highlighted our shared human vulnerability. In particular, the pandemic exposed the plight of the poor and the great inequality that reigns in our world today.

‘No more refugees’ not the answer

No more refugees – this is the dangerous rhetoric emerging in Pakistan as instability escalates across the border in Afghanistan. The Taliban have gained territory at a shocking pace since the US and NATO allies accelerated troop withdrawals earlier this year.

South-South migration has long been overlooked. Why?

Why do dominant media and political narratives about migration tend to focus on the relatively small number of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants attempting to reach the Global North irregularly and overlook the important role of South-South migration in development, inequality, and humanitarian crises?