April 30, 2014

Shattered Syrian families wait in Jordan

By |30 April 2014|

Syrian refugee families have fled violence in their own country. Their lives are now in limbo as they wait for peace so they can return home.

Easter for Syrian Christian refugees in Lebanon

By |17 April 2014|

Caritas talks to four individuals on what it means to celebrate Holy Week away from home.

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.

Caritas Syria celebrates anniversary with hope

By |10 March 2014|

The conflict in Syria has devastated the country. As the crisis enters it's fourth year, Msgr Antoine Audo, Caritas Syria president, refuses bow down to despair.
  • Caritas has been supporting partners build “child-friendly spaces” on the Turkish side of the border.  Credit: Danny Lawson
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    Providing child-friendly spaces for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

Providing child-friendly spaces for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

By |4 March 2014|

More than one million children have fled Syria as refugees. Children who used to feel safe in their homes and schools have lost everything. Some have been injured, others have seen their parents killed or arrested. Most have heard planes circling, tanks rolling by, and machine-guns going off.

February 18, 2014

Syrian refugees in Turkey need solidarity

By |18 February 2014|

How one Syrian mother faced the trauma of becoming a refugee in Turkey and what Caritas did to help.

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.

Miraculous escape as Caritas Aleppo hit by rocket

By |24 January 2014|

A Caritas centre in Aleppo received a direct hit from a rocket on 22 January. Nobody was hurt in the attack, but one of the offices was badly damaged.

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.

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.

November 13, 2013

Syrian refugees in Jordan: huge strain on medical services

By |13 November 2013|

Cartas Jordan uses the Italian Hospital and four others across the country, together with five migration centres, to provide direct humanitarian aid such as food, cloths, blankets, stoves and fuel.

Syrian refugee crisis: Call to action

By |8 November 2013|

They flee with nothing but the clothes on their backs - many traumatised by the horrific violence they have seen and experienced. Now they are homeless, often grieving for the loss of their previous peaceful lives...
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    Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon: violence against women

Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon: violence against women

By |7 November 2013|

“Sexual violence and abuse of women is a major problem but it is not in our culture to talk about it. We have heard some terrible stories from the Zatari camp,” said one aid worker I spoke to in Jordan.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon: people behind the numbers

By |6 November 2013|

Around 9.3 million of Syria's 23 million inhabitants need aid. The number of people who have lost their homes or been forced to flee has now reached 6.5 million in Syria and over 2 million in neighbouring countries.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon: a ray of light

By |5 November 2013|

There are currently 13 mobile clinics which travel to camps all over the country. One of the clinics has set up shop outside the Caritas centre in Taalabaya.

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