Patrick Nicholson

About Patrick Nicholson

Patrick Nicholson is Director of Communications at Caritas Internationalis. He focuses on disasters and conflict, food and climate change, HIV and health, migration and trafficking, development and general issues around the operations of Caritas around the world.

December 16, 2014

Portraits from Aceh

By |16 December 2014|

“It would have taken longer to get back on our feet without Caritas. Things are good now. We have schools, hospitals and homes. The cooperative is going well and we have been able to improve the boats,” he said.

How Aceh is rebuilt, 10 years after tsunami

By |16 December 2014|

Caritas built over 9000 permanent shelters in Aceh, as well as 350 infrastructure projects such as schools, clinics, roads and markets.

Tsunami 10 years: before and after in Aceh

By |16 December 2014|

On 26 December 2004, an earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that devastated India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Aceh. Over a quarter of a million people were killed and 1.5 million made homeless.

Caritas marks 10 years since Asia tsunami

By |4 December 2014|

Tsunami affected communities in Sri Lanka. Caritas organisations from India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand joined confederation members from around the world, Church and other religious leaders in Sri Lanka 3-5 December to remember victims of the 2004 Asia tsunami.

November 12, 2014

Protecting child refugees in Thailand

By |12 November 2014|

COERR, the Catholic Office for Emergency Relief & Refugees, part of Caritas Thailand, helps about 10,000 of the refugees, working in all 9 camps, where it focuses on children who are living alone, are orphaned, living with relatives or otherwise in a vulnerable positions.

Children from Myanmar seek escape from poverty in Thailand

By |12 November 2014|

COERR, the Catholic Office for Emergency Relief & Refugees, works in refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. Over 120,000 people from Myanmar live in the camps.

July 2, 2014

  • Amar, 18, a newly arrived Syrian refugee woman victim of a trauma, poses on June 19, 2014 at Caritas Migrant Center in Dahr El Ain, near Tripoli. Amar is catatonic and didn't speak for the last 6 months. The background shows a drawing made by 100 women for the Women's Day on March 8, 2014. Credit: Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas
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    Married at 14: What early marriage means for Syrian refugees

Married at 14: What early marriage means for Syrian refugees

By |2 July 2014|

The law in Syria sets the minimum age of marriage at 17 for boys and 16 for girls. However, religious leaders are allowed to approve informal marriages at the age of 13 for girls and 16 for boys.

A day in the life: Syrian refugees in Lebanon

By |2 July 2014|

Lebanon is home to a million Syrian refugees, more than any other nation. And Bekaa is home to 400,000 of those, more than anywhere else in the country.

And still they come: Syrian refugees in Lebanon

By |2 July 2014|

Syrians continue to flee the war in their country, crossing the border to Lebanon and other neighbouring countries. Even if it is to face a life of uncertainty as a refugee, they say they have no choice because they have to save their children.

March 12, 2014

Needs outstrip resources in Syria

By |12 March 2014|

Caritas Syria staff reflect on their challenges and hopes as they seek to help people in desperate need.

January 27, 2014

Getting Syria’s lost generation of children into school

By |27 January 2014|

Over three million Syrian children have dropped out of school since the crisis began. Caritas is working in Lebanon and Jordan with Syrian refugees, to help children get back to school.

Caritas says tragedy must end in Syria

By |21 January 2014|

Caritas says international conference on Syria must lead to an immediate ceasefire to end the violence and allow aid to reach people.

Child migrants become labourers in Ghana

By |18 January 2014|

Child migrants in Ghana are ending up exploited as porters. Caritas says they need protection and the poverty driving them from their homes needs to be cut.

Growing numbers fleeing conflict in South Sudan

By |16 January 2014|

Growing numbers fleeing conflict in South Sudan. The humanitarian situation in many areas is extremely grave. Caritas has been providing aid since the crisis broke out.

Central African Republic gripped by fear

By |16 January 2014|

One million people have fled their homes in Central African Republic as conflict continues. Caritas is bringing aid and a message of peace.

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