About Laura SheahenLaura Sheahen has worked as a Communications Officer for Caritas and its partners in many regions of the world. She has covered emergencies in Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East.
May 28, 2015
March 9, 2015
By Laura Sheahen|9 March 2015|Three courageous women received the "Women, Sowers of Development" prize on International Women's Day (March 8th). The prize, given by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith, honors women whose hard work has transformed their communities, lifting them out of severe poverty.
By Laura Sheahen|5 March 2015|Reem and a small group of community leaders set up a women’s workshop in Shatila to teach embroidery, computers, and English. Called “Basmeh and Zeitooneh”, they are one of the winners of a “Women, Sowers of Development” prize awarded by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith.
February 23, 2015
By Laura Sheahen|23 February 2015|On 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day, Caritas Internationalis and the Fidel Goetz Foundation will award two 10,000 euro prizes to honor women who have been “sowers of development,” working to end hunger in their communities.
December 23, 2014
By Laura Sheahen|10 December 2014|Children whose parents have died; children who have recovered from the virus themselves; children whose families and sense of security have been shattered by the emotional and economic toll of the disease—huge numbers of children in West Africa have been affected by Ebola over the past terrifying months.
September 24, 2014
August 27, 2014
July 31, 2014
By Laura Sheahen|31 July 2014|Caritas on the front lines of Africa’s Ebola crisis. Caritas reaches out to people who are particularly at risk: “restaurant workers, taxi drivers, hotel staff, markets, places where people gather,” said Edward John-Bull of Caritas Sierra Leone.