Thursday, 2 April 2020

Warsaw, Poland - "May be awaken in us the sense of closeness to many people who live hiddenly, in normal life, like the homeless" (Pope Francis)

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In a difficult time - the time of the pandemic, of isolation at home, of social distancing - we do not want to forget who has no home, or the most lonely and vulnerable ones. 














Monday, 30 March 2020

Abuja, Nigeria - An information campaign reaching even those who live in the outskirts ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In a difficult time - the time of the pandemic, of isolation at home, of social distancing - we do not want to forget who has no home, or the most lonely and vulnerable ones. 

Friday, 27 March 2020

Lima, Peru - A help that makes a difference ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In a difficult time - the time of the pandemic, of isolation at home, of social distancing - we do not want to forget who has no home, or the most lonely and vulnerable ones. 

Thursday, 26 March 2020

Barcelona, Spain - Help for those who actually can't stay at home ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In a difficult time - the time of the pandemic, of isolation at home, of social distancing - we do not want to forget who has no home, or the most lonely and vulnerable ones. 

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Liège, Belgium - A soup kitchen that does not shut down ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In a difficult time - the time of the pandemic, of isolation at home, of social distancing - we do not want to forget who has no home, or the most lonely and vulnerable ones. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Catania, Italy - In touch with the elderly who live alone ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
In a difficult time - the time of the pandemic, of isolation at home, of social distancing - we do not want to forget who has no home, or the most lonely and vulnerable ones. 

Friday, 20 March 2020

Genoa, Italy - "Thanks for your phone call!"

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
“I feel very alone, thanks for your phone call, now I seem to be better! I need a branch to hold on to!". 

W., 86, is one of 1,500 older people contacted throughout the city. A thread of friendship in the emergency that binds those who are most fragile to those who can help them ....

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Barcelona, Spain - We all will be saved, being together ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
The Casa de la Solidaridad (House of Solidarity) keeps being open - with all the required precautions - for those who are homeless and need food and friendship in a deserted city. 

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Antwerp, Belgium - Closeness in social distancing times …

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
The imagination of the Youth for Peace has been unleashed, in order to keep being close to their friends in the elderly house .... 

Friday, 13 March 2020

Rome, Italy - Helping those who actually can't stay at home ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Health emergency requires an including attitude: individualized packs of sanitizing gel distributed last night to the homeless people of St. Peter's square and the surrounding area. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Closeness counts ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
The family of Prince Laurent Barthélemy Ani Guibahi, the boy who died in the wheels compartment of an airplane going from Ivory Coast to Paris a few weeks ago, was at the headquarter of the Community in Abidjan to express its thanksgiving to Sant'Egidio. 

The Community has been concerned, in Africa and France, with facilitating the father's trip to the French capital to bring the body of his son back home.

Monday, 9 March 2020

Parma, Italy - Saying it with flowers ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
The flowers sent to the elderly friends of the retirementhouse "XXV Aprile" for the Women's  International Day. 

A passionate thought to fight loneliness, unfortunately so serious in this time of medical emergency ....

Friday, 6 March 2020

Goma, Dem. Rep. of Congo - On the air!

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
At Radio Maria, living the opportunity to talk about the Community's work in Kivu and throughout the world, to witness an itinerary of faith, integrity, friendship with the poor. 

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

San Salvador, El Salvador - A different afternoon ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Visiting whom would have spent a long afternoon alone: here is the nice way some students of the Salvadoran capital city schools have chosen to live a day of their "Lent of solidarity" .... 

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Maputo, Mozambique - A sip of mercy ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
The distribution of food and drinks to the street children in the city center. 

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Managua, Nicaragua - A cut to the past ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirt.
Students from a vocational school give a new look to those who live on the street .... 

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Medan, Indonesia - It is never too late for Valentine's Day ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
On February 14th, a thought for the guests of the retirement house .... 

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Antwerp, Belgium - "What is there for dinner today?"

The Community of Sant’Egidio and the poor.
In front of the daily menu, at the "Kamiano" soup kitchen .... 

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Novara, Italy - A book picturing a country that is not afraid ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
A talk on "Open Doors", the book-reportage by Mario Marazziti that starts from the experience of the "humanitarian corridors" to describe the Italy that welcomes, that lives on humanity and hope. 

Monday, 17 February 2020

Tapachula, Mexico - A helping hand on the border ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
First pictures from Tapachula - the city of Chiapas where thousands of migrant people arrive to start their journey north -, where the Youth for Peace of the Latin American communities carry out an accompanying and supporting mission for the most vulnerable ones of that population, particularly minors. 

Here are two pictures of the daily center, with its socializing and schooling activities.













Thursday, 13 February 2020

Marchoux, Ivory Coast - To meet friends, you will be happy to cross the city ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
Ancient suburb of Abidjan, now almost incorporated into the big city, Marchoux was a leper colony, a community of care and hope. 


Some of the lepers of yesterday have now aged. A group of adults from the Abidjan community remembers them faithfully week after week.

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Kanyare, Burundi - A new home after the storm ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Work is underway to rebuild Nathalie's home, an elderly in need, who lives alone, a friend of Sant'Egidio for a long time, after that heavy rains completely destroyed it. 

Friday, 7 February 2020

Havana, Cuba - Doing big, for the poorest ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
Dinner is being prepared, to be distributed to those who live on the street .... 

Monday, 3 February 2020

Paris, France - "Corridors of humanity" ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
"The humanitarian corridors really deserve their name, because they are corridors of humanity, which restore a human space into the life of the Syrian families who have experienced war and of the French families who welcome them" (V. Regnier). 

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Washington, United States - An evening unlike any other ...

The Commuity of Sant'Egidio and the outskirts.
A group of students from Georgetown University for "Street Greetings". Joining the Community at St. Dominic’s to prepare food and visit our homeless friends downtown. 

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Bologna, Italy - The Church, home of the homeless ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
The doors of the Guarini Oratory are opened to welcome friends who live on the street and have found no other shelter from the cold .... 

Friday, 24 January 2020

Castelfidardo, Italy - A country with open doors ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and peace.
One of the many presentations of the book "Open doors. Journey to an Italy that is not afraid", by Mario Marazziti. 

Here the experiences of hospitality to refugees who benefit from the "humanitarian corridors" program run by Sant'Egidio, the Italian Episcopal Conference and the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy, and the description of a possible and effective path of reception and integration.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Managua, Nicaragua - A smile at the elderly house ...

The Community of Sant'Egidio and the poor.
A Community service, made of friendship and memory, has just begun at the Hogar de Las Hermanas de la Caridad (House of the Sisters of Charity). In a place where often you can give up to loneliness and regret, smile appears again.