Laura Sheahen

About Laura Sheahen

Laura 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

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    Caritas aids Burundi refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries

Caritas aids Burundi refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries

By |28 May 2015|

As the political situation worsens in Burundi, the flood of refugees to neighbouring countries keeps coming

Milan Expo 2015 celebrates Caritas Day

By |13 May 2015|

On 19 May, the global Catholic humanitarian network will be the focus of 'Caritas Day' at the Expo World's Fair in Milan, Italy.

March 9, 2015

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    ‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

By |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.

Syrian refugee women in Lebanon win international prize

By |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

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    Caritas to honor “Women, Sowers of Development” at award ceremony on 8 March

Caritas to honor “Women, Sowers of Development” at award ceremony on 8 March

By |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

Brutal year ends in Ebola-hit West Africa

By |23 December 2014|

When the worst outbreak of Ebola in history struck West Africa, Caritas swung into action. Much has been done to contain the outbreak and care for communities affected, but more action is needed in 2015.

Caritas and Church groups aid Ebola orphans in West Africa

By |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

Ebola-hit West Africa faces food shortages

By |24 September 2014|

As Ebola spreads through West Africa, even healthy people are suffering from the disease’s economic fallout. Markets are sometimes closed and travel is restricted.

August 27, 2014

Church networks battle Ebola

By |27 August 2014|

Using the expertise gained through years of tackling HIV, Caritas and Catholic Church staff are combating Ebola as the deadly virus spreads in Africa.

July 31, 2014

Caritas on the front lines of Africa’s Ebola crisis

By |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.

April 2, 2014

Beating hunger by 2025: Caritas leaders unite

By |2 April 2014|

Caritas experts from around the world gathered his week in Rome to discuss hunger and how to end it by 2025.