Giving hope to the Middle East

By |17 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis conference 15-17 September in Rome on Middle East commits to working more on advocacy, peacebuilding and community resilence.

Cardinal Rodriguez: Middle East is greatest crisis

By |15 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis president on how the crises in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and the persecution of Christian and other minorities in the Middle East are the greatest emergency the world has faced since the end of the Second World War.

Caritas conference on turmoil in Middle East

By |11 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga will open a High Level Caritas meeting 15-17 September in Rome on Syria, Gaza and Iraq.

[Infographic] Middle East in crisis

By |5 September 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 1 million people affected by the crises in Syria, Gaza and Iraq, but with turmoil deepening, needs are growing while resources shrink.
  • A Syrian refugee boy points at the Syrian flag he draws as he takes part in a computer classe on June 19, 2014 at Caritas Migrant Centre in Dahr El Ain, near Tripoli. Photo by Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas
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    Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

By |3 September 2014|

Caritas Lebanon is boosting its activities to continue supporting Syrian refugees. It will also help vulnerable Lebanese families and Iraqi Christians who have fled persecution.
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    [Infographic] One in three million: Portraits of Syria’s refugee children

[Infographic] One in three million: Portraits of Syria’s refugee children

By |29 August 2014|

These portraits show the tragedy of Syria’s civil war through the eyes of its children, now living in Lebanon as refugees.
  • 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.

A wish for World Refugee Day

By |19 June 2014|

There are over a million of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. They express their hopes for peace as they mark World Refugee Day.

Syria needs international help to find the path to peace

By |17 June 2014|

Message by Msgr Antoine Audo, president of Caritas Syria: "...We ask that fighting ceases and that the arms trade which feeds the war in Syria is stopped. Help Syria refind the path to reconciliation and peace through the support of the international community..."

Syrian refugees need a safe passage to other countries

By |16 June 2014|

On World Refugee Day, Caritas urges nations around the world to give Syrian refugees a humanitarian entry visa to help guarantee their safety and well-being as they flee the war in their country.

Pope praises Caritas on Holy Land visit

By |26 May 2014|

"My thoughts are also for the charity work performed by Church institutions like Caritas Jordan and others, who, by caring for the needy without distinction of religion, ethnicity or ideology, have shown the splendor of the charitable face of the merciful Jesus.," said Pope Francis on Holy Land pilgrimmage.

Cardinal Rodriguez visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

By |22 May 2014|

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga met with a group of Syrian refugees in Jordan and shared with them a message of solidarity from Pope Francis.

Syrian children learning to hope

By |16 May 2014|

Syrian children risk becoming a lost generation unless they receive education. Caritas and the Church are providing school support inside the country and across the region.

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