Caritas appeal for migrant workers fleeing Libya
Catholic World News - March 07, 2011
Caritas Internationalis, the consortium of Catholic relief and development agencies, has issued an appeal on behalf of migrant workers who are attempting to flee the strife-torn nation but are stranded on the Egypt-Libya border. Since March 2, nearly 175,000 migrant workers have left the nation.
1.8% of Libya’s 6.7 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics. Almost all of the Catholics are migrant workers.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Progress toward our September expenses ($32,869 to go):