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Emmaus Europe and Emmaus International express their solidarity with all the victims of the fires in the Moria camp


Emmaus Europe and Emmaus International express their solidarity with all the victims of the fires in the Moria camp on the Island of Lesbos. It is yet another  trauma on the difficult path
from exile to an asylum that Europe is doing everything to avoid giving them.

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Against the "Globalization of Poverty" - 25th September 1999

In September 1999, the General Assembly of Emmaus International met in Orleans, France. During this event, Emmaus also celebrated the movement’s 50th anniversary under the theme “Emmaus, we can change the world”. On this occasion, assembly participants released a message “against the globalisation of poverty”, calling on each individual around the globe to be responsible in fighting against the causes of poverty and helping the most excluded.

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"This context laid bare the economic and political system that exists in Peru: one that is inefficient, false and harmful"

Percy Vargas, National Director of Emmaus Peru and manager of the Emmaus San Agustin group, discusses the reasons why his country has not managed to emerge from this health crisis. He provides analysis which could be applied to other countries in the region.

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“The outlook for Argentina is a horizon marked by over 50% of its residents in poverty”

María Cristina de Urquiza, National Director of Emmaus Argentina and Director of the “Casa del Niño” at Emmaus Burzaco seriously and accurately depicts the inequality that exists between social classes in her country and describes the feelings of the population during lockdown.

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Appeal from San Francisco - 11 May 1955

Following the appeal of 1st February 1954 and the resonance it had internationally, Abbé Pierre was asked to speak at conferences in many places around the world. In 1955, Abbé Pierre travelled to North America. He gave several lectures in Canada and the United States and met with public figures, individuals and associations influenced by his work or which shared the same goals. On 11 May 1955, whilst giving a speech in San Francisco, Abbé Pierre made a passionate appeal to humanity for voluntary action to fight against the poverty and suffering of mankind.

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