April 17, 2016

“You are not alone”: Pope Francis in Lesbos

By |17 April 2016|

Caritas staff met Pope Francis on his ecumenical visit to Lesbos, where he was raising the plight of refugees.

March 18, 2016

Peace is possible says Syrian bishop at UN

By |18 March 2016|

Bishop Antoine Audo, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria, addressed a side event at the United Nations in Geneva on the crisis in Syria.

Cardinal Tagle visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon

By |15 March 2016|

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle visited a refugee camp in Lebanon in February 2016 as part of the Syria: Peace is Possible Campaign.

February 25, 2016

Kidnapped family of Caritas Syria worker freed

By |25 February 2016|

On the 22 February 2015, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) attacked villages along the Khabour river in northern Syria. They kidnapped around 230 Assyrian Christians, including the family of a Caritas Syria staff member. They have just been released along with all the other hostages.

Refugees and migrants on the Greek border with Macedonia

By |24 February 2016|

More than 930,000 refugees arrived in Greece in the past 12 months. Last year several thousand people were crossing the border at Idomeni every day but now there are tight restrictions.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon need shelter

By |18 February 2016|

Caritas interviewed 288 Syrian refugee families in Beirut, Tripoli, and Saida. It found that refugee households paid an average $291 in rent and were forced to spend an average three-quarters (76%) of their total income on rental.
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    Caritas urges more action to protect mental health of child refugees from Syria

Caritas urges more action to protect mental health of child refugees from Syria

By |4 February 2016|

More than half of the Syrian refugees (56%) in Lebanon are under 18. While only one in ten was injured in the conflict before arriving in Lebanon, many of the child refugees show symptoms of trauma, including flashbacks and nightmares.

January 21, 2016

An appeal to end the suffering in Syria

By |21 January 2016|

We – leaders of humanitarian organisations and UN agencies - appeal not only to governments but to each of you - citizens around the world – to add your voices in urging an end to the carnage. To urge that all parties reach agreement on a ceasefire and a path to peace.

Caritas worker in Syria, refugee in Europe

By |8 January 2016|

Modar used to work for Caritas in Syria helping people who were fleeing conflict. When life became too dangerous, he left for Europe. He describes his work, the terrible journey and coming to terms with being a refugee.

December 31, 2015

Message on World Day of Peace from Syria

By |31 December 2015|

President of Caritas Syria Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo calls for peace in Syria as Caritas Internationalis looks to launch a global campaign.

September 29, 2015

To go or not to go: a Syrian asks the question

By |29 September 2015|

Shiar is an English Literature scholar and a Syrian refugee. He is travelling to Europe with his family. He spoke to Caritas in Kara Tepe transit camp on Lesbos about the journey so far.

Which way is Sweden? The refugee crisis on Lesbos

By |28 September 2015|

The Greek island of Lesbos is at the epicentre of the refugee crisis, receiving 200,000 Syrians, Afghanistanis and others this year. Caritas has been providing aid to those in desperate need.

Syrians reflect on refugee option

By |23 September 2015|

Syrians are giving up hope that a solution to the war is possible and seeking safety in Europe. Caritas Syrian staff and beneficaries reflect on the question every family is asking of themselves: whether to leave their beloved country.

August 11, 2015

Kidnappings in Quaryatayn in Syria

By |11 August 2015|

Syria is being destroyed, day by day, village by village. Raqqa, Idlib, Palmyra and Assyrian villages in Al-Khabour have fallen to Jihadist and fanatic groups. Now it is the turn of Quaryatayn, where 250 Christians have been kidnapped.

July 13, 2015

Filling the humanitarian expertise gap in Lebanon

By |13 July 2015|

Interview with Caritas Lebanon Director Rita Rhayem on improving relief efforts for refugees.

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