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Dossier February 2016

The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church arrived in this land with St Justin de Jacobis, (affectionately known as Abune Yacob by the local people). A native of Naples (Italy) and member of the Congregation of the Mission of St. Vincent de Paul, he reached Eritrea and northern Ethiopia in 1839. This was fifty years before the Italians established…

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The Political Situation

Most of the Eritrean People never regretted their independence from Ethiopia, and  their thereby becoming a sovereign country among the other nations. They also appreciated the heroes who brought about national freedom. At this moment in time most of the Eritrean people are fed up and would like this government to go. The fighters with…

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The Socio-Economic Situation

The first years after the independence there was regular economic growth, but with the outbreak of the border war with Ethiopia (1998-2000) the Socio-Economic Situation in Eritrea went into disarray. Since then the situation has deteriorated a lot. Due to the unlimited period of military service for most of the men, the continuous exodus of…

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Eritrea. A desolate country

Eritrea is a small country in Eastern Africa situated along the Dead Sea coast. Its unique strategic location has for centuries made it a meeting place for Arab and African cultures as well as that of the Christian and Muslim religions. Even though the country is very small in size – 121,144 square kilometers –…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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