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Caritas Italy marks earthquake anniversaries

Caritas Italy marks earthquake anniversaries

Read the original in Italian. It’s nearly four years since an earthquake rocked the Italian region of Abruzzo, reducing the historical town of L’Aquila to rubble. And it’s almost a year since another earthquake struck the north-east of Italy. Caritas Italy has been working side by side with the affected communities since both disasters. The ...

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A Decade in Darfur: Caring for the Sick

A Decade in Darfur: Caring for the Sick

Ten years ago, when thousands of families first crowded into Darfur’s camps, there were few medical options. Many turned to hit-or-miss traditional remedies, or simply hoped for the best. For life-threatening problems like scorpion stings, difficult childbirth, and malaria, camp residents were at the mercy of fate.

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A Decade in Darfur: Healing Relationships

A Decade in Darfur: Healing Relationships

“When I entered my farm, it was so pretty that I was singing.” Abubakar, a 37-year-old father of ten, was happy with the rainy season in Darfur in mid-2012. “I saw I’d have a good harvest.” Abubakar had put a lot of work into his crops of groundnuts, millet, maize and okra. “At the beginning ...

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Darfur: ten years of service

War broke out in Sudan’s Darfur region in 2003. It has remained one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises over the last decade. At least 3.4 million people in Darfur need humanitarian assistance today, a figure which includes 1.4 million displaced people (IDPs) in camps receiving food aid. Life is difficult in the camps, but ...

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A Decade in Darfur: Mothers and Children at Risk

A Decade in Darfur: Mothers and Children at Risk

With thousands of others, Nawal escaped to one of Sudan’s camps for displaced people. They were safer there, but could no longer earn a living by farming. Some camp residents do tasks like brickmaking, making enough money to buy the day’s kilo or two of grain.

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Refugee helping refugee: inspiring stories from the Syrian crisis

Refugee helping refugee: inspiring stories from the Syrian crisis

Tahani and Rahaf are both Syrian refugees who volunteer for Caritas Jordan to help their compatriots. “We had a normal life,” said Rahaf Al Jaber, a 20 year old woman from the Syrian capital Damascus. “We went to university. We had friends. We were even a little spoiled by our parents. And then suddenly we ...

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A Decade in Darfur: Voices from the Camps

A Decade in Darfur: Voices from the Camps

In Darfur, hundreds of thousands of people who fled violence now live in camps for displaced people. Life is difficult in the camps, but families receive support from health, water, and other programmes funded by ACT Alliance and Caritas.

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