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.

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.

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.

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.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon: Born under bombs

By |4 November 2013|

Money being provided by Caritas agencies around the world is helping to provide food, clothing, blankets, temporary shelters, rent vouchers, trauma counselling and medical care.

A refugee remembers Syria

By |30 October 2013|

The nostalgia for what Syria was – and the effort to convey that longing to others – seems to be for so many refugees the last grip on a normal life, to keep themselves from losing their minds.

Caritas Syria aiding Christian families from Maaloula

By |26 September 2013|

Since the current unrest began, Syria has been threatened by armed rebels within the country and, for the last month, has suffered the interminable nightmare of the threat of a possible military attack from without.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon pray for peace

By |12 September 2013|

Following Pope Francis’s appeal for a world day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria and the Middle East on the 7 September 2013, Caritas Lebanon celebrated mass with Syrian families sheltering in the Saint Gabriel monastery in Ajaltoun (Kesrouan).

“Is this really the world that I desire?”

By |9 September 2013|

Syria vigil and fast By Michelle Hough, communications officer with Caritas Internationalis The first time I ever heard of Damascus was in the story of the conversion of Saint Paul. It’s a story that speaks of the possibility of change and forgiveness; where dark hearts are flooded with light and those who persecute can go on to do good. I was in St Peter’s Square on Saturday night along with around 100,000 people, leaders of other faiths, prelates, Caritas colleagues (thanks to Alfonso for saving me a seat!), Italian politicians and of course Pope Francis to pray for such a change of heart regarding Syria. As dusk descended over Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said, “God’s world is a world where everyone feels responsible for the other, for the good of the other. This evening, in reflection, fasting and prayer, each of us deep down should ask ourselves: Is this really the [...]

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