Caritas Zambia

High Cost of Living, Electricity Load shedding, Unstable Fuel Prices among Concerns Caritas Zambia Wants Addressed

Jul 10, 2024

Directors of Caritas drawn from Zambia’s Catholic Episcopal Sees have highlighted the high cost of living, electricity load shedding, and unstable fuel prices among issues of concern that the government of the Southern African nation needs to address.

Caritas Calls for “swift” Measures to Protect Zambians from Drought Devastation

Feb 29, 2024

Caritas Zambia is calling on the Zambian government to put in place “swift and effective” measures to protect the livelihoods of the people of God affected by ongoing drought in the country. 

The Logo of Caritas Zambia. Credit: Caritas Zambia

Caritas Zambia Calls for “decisive measures” to Combat Cholera, Resurgence of COVID-19

Jan 28, 2024

Caritas Zambia is calling on Zambia’s government to put in place “decisive measures” to combat the outbreak of cholera and the “insidious” COVID-19 resurgence ahead of the postponed reopening of schools.

Logo of CAritas Zambia. Credit: Caritas Zambia

Police Arrest of Minor “unwarranted, serious breach of rights”: Caritas Zambia

Jul 18, 2023

Caritas Zambia has decried the arrest of an eight-year-old boy, allegedly apprehended for fighting with a 12-year-old girl, describing the police action as “unwarranted” and in “serious breach” of the boy’s rights.

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Caritas Zambia Highlights “priorities” to Address, Prevent Recurrence of Maize Shortage

Apr 21, 2023

Officials of Caritas Zambia have highlighted “short-term, medium-term and long-term priorities” to not only address but also prevent the recurrence of maize shortage, and ensure “sustained food and nutrition security” in the Southern African nation. 

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Civil Society Organizations in Southern Africa Concerned about “shrinking civic space”

Aug 30, 2022

Civil society organizations (CSOs) from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region have expressed concern about the decreasing civic space in member nations of the regional bloc. 

Caritas Zambia Livelihoods and Climate Change Specialist, Ms. Musamba Mubanga speaking at a COP26 side event  in Glasgow, Scotland. Credit: Caritas Zambia

Caritas Zambia Urges Government to Strengthen Policies to Address Climate Change

Dec 29, 2021

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has called on the country’s government to strengthen the policies and programs so as to address the current impact of climate change in the Southern African nation. 

Poster calling for  an end to Violence against women. Credit: CGTN Africa

Strengthen Services for Victims of Gender-Based Violence, Caritas Zambia Urges Government

Nov 26, 2021

The Zambian government has been urged to intensify services that contribute towards the healing of victims of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), which is on the increase in the Southern African nation.

Zambia's President Hakainde Hichilema addressing the UN Food Summit. Credit: Pan-African Visions

Caritas Zambia Lauds President for Committing to Food Security at UN Conference

Oct 2, 2021

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has lauded the country's President for committing to agricultural innovation and food security at the just concluded UN Food Systems Summit in New York, USA. 

The Logo of Caritas Zambia. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Caritas Zambia Urges New Government to Adopt Agroecology “urgently and progressively”

Aug 28, 2021

The leadership of Caritas Zambia has called on the country’s new President to “urgently and progressively” take initiative aimed at adopting farming techniques that are environmentally friendly in the Southern African nation. 

Bishop George Zumaire Lungu of Zambia’s Chipata Diocese speaking at the opening of a two-day workshop on peacebuilding in Zambia's capital Lusaka. / Zambia Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCCB).

Zambia’s Treasured Peace Threatened By “some worrisome trends”: Bishop

Nov 12, 2020

A Bishop in Zambia has expressed concerns about some “worrisome” trends in the Southern African nation, cautioning that the “treasured peace” might be sacrificed if nothing is done.

Mr. Eugene Kabilika, Executive Director of Caritas Zambia. / Caritas Zambia/Facebook Page.

Recently Launched Journalism Award to Boost Zambia’s Climate Change Advocacy: Official

Nov 5, 2020

The Agro-ecology and Climate Change Media Awards, which Caritas Zambia launched October 29 in partnership with Action Aid and Zambia’s Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM Zambia) aims at improving advocacy on climate emergency, an official has told ACI Africa.

Journalists drawn from various parts of Zambia who completed a media training organized by Caritas Zambia. / Caritas Zambia

Journalists Told to Support Indigenous Farming Methods at a Caritas Zambia Training

Jul 30, 2020

Journalists drawn from various parts of Zambia completed a media training organized by Caritas Zambia, the humanitarian and development arm of Catholic Bishops in Zambia.

(ZCCB) Representative, Bishop Moses Hamungole receives donation on behalf of the Conference. / Caritas Zambia

Amid COVID-19, “let us support Church’s ministry to poor, vulnerable”: Zambia Bishops

Apr 16, 2020

At a time when governments across the globe have been forced to expend their resources in the fight against the spread of COVID-19, Bishops in the southern Africa nation of Zambia are encouraging the people of God in their country to reach out to the poor and vulnerable in their midst rather than expect foreign donations.