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.

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.

December 20, 2013

Syrian refugees face hard winter for third year

By |20 December 2013|

Syrian refugees face a hard winter for third year. Despite the crisis, Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal has a Christmas message of hope for the Middle East.

Storm makes life more difficult in Gaza

By |20 December 2013|

Caritas reaches Palestinian families stranded by floods in Gaza after severe storms add to the misery of daily life on the Strip.

South Sudanese church leaders call for peace

By |19 December 2013|

Church leaders in South Sudan are united in calling for peace and national reconciliation after violence breaks out, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes

Advent message of hope for Central African Republic

By |18 December 2013|

Central African Republic is marking first anniversary of rebeelion that has plunged the country into chaos. Despite the anarchy, the Bishop of Bossangoa is looking to Advent for hope.
  • ECS Staff loading the materials purchased for the returneesedited
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    Caritas is providing aid to Ethiopian migrant workers expelled from Saudi Arabia

Caritas is providing aid to Ethiopian migrant workers expelled from Saudi Arabia

By |17 December 2013|

Caritas is providing aid after tens of thousands of Ethiopian migrant workers are expelled from Saudi Arabia

Aid desperately needed in Central African Republic

By |12 December 2013|

Cheers rang out from the 40,000 people trapped in the Catholic Mission in Bossangoa as peacekeeping troops arrived. “It came as a huge relief,” said Fr. Alain Eouanzoui, the Vicar General of Bossangoa, “We believe the nightmare might soon be over.”

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