January 12, 2017

Frozen Europe increases risks for migrants

By |12 January 2017|

Caritas is providing what aid it can to migrants and refugees facing life-threatening conditions after snow and arctic cold blanketed Greece, Serbia and south-eastern Europe.

No water in Damascus hitting hard

By |7 January 2017|

The Syrian capital suffers from long electricity cuts and gas and oil shortages. People have no means of heating during these cold winter days. What makes the situation catastrophic however is a water crisis.

Mongolia faces big chill as arctic winter worsens

By |5 January 2017|

This winter will likely see vast swathes of the Mongolian steppe affected by the extreme weather phenomenon known as a “dzud”, sparking fears of a devastating humanitarian crisis.

December 20, 2016

Hunger crisis in southern Madagascar

By |20 December 2016|

Five years of poor harvests mark what is now the country’s worst drought in 35 years, magnified by the effects of El Nino weather upheavals.

We are all with Aleppo

By |14 December 2016|

Caritas Internationalis is renewing its call for peace in Syria. Caritas is calling for an immediate end to the conflict, that humanitarian aid reaches those in need and that the lives of civilians are protected.

Never Christmas in Syria

By |14 December 2016|

Christmas 2016 message from Caritas Internationalis President, + Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle

Warm clothes for Syria in winter

By |14 December 2016|

Winter in Syria can be harsh. The temperatures remain below zero for long stretches. Caritas gave vouchers to 500 families in Damascus for warm clothes and shoes for children.
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    Ugandan scrub turns into second largest refugee camps in world

Ugandan scrub turns into second largest refugee camps in world

By |2 December 2016|

Up until July, Bidi Bidi in Northern Uganda was mostly sparsely populated grassland. Now, it’s the second largest refugee camp in the world home to 220,000 people.

November 21, 2016

Hurricane-affected communities need our help

By |21 November 2016|

With little government presence in Haiti, people are frustrated by the lack of aid that has arrived and the Caritas distributions are welcome relief.
  • Caritas is distributing hygiene materials and teaching people about Ebola prevention.
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    Remembering those who died in the West Africa ebola epidemic

Remembering those who died in the West Africa ebola epidemic

By |14 November 2016|

November is a special month in the Catholic Church to remember those who have died. Abbé Kpamou from Guinea, remembers his family members died of ebola.
  • Nerlande Clairveau and her family received a food and hygiene kit from Caritas Jeremie
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    Caritas secretary general on his visit to hurricane-hit Haiti

Caritas secretary general on his visit to hurricane-hit Haiti

By |9 November 2016|

Over 800 people died as a direct result of the hurricane in Haiti, but most people are facing a hellish survival.

Global day of prayer for Syria with Pope Francis in Sweden

By |4 November 2016|

Caritas organisations prayed around the world including in Damascus and Aleppo as Pope Francis led 10,000 people in Sweden calling for peace in Syria.

October 25, 2016

  • Fr. Luk and some children at one of Caritas camps for the IDPs. Children need to get back to school. Photo by Caritas Central African Republic
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    Peace and security for the development of Central African Republic

Peace and security for the development of Central African Republic

By |25 October 2016|

Eighty percent of the population in Central African Republic depends on humanitarian aid. The key thing that the country needs the most is security.

Caritas focuses on food, hygiene and shelter for Haiti

By |25 October 2016|

Caritas is focusing on ensuring Haitians have food, clean water and hygiene items and shelter. Clean water is in short supply and poor sanitation threatens to trigger another outbreak of cholera.

Humanitarian crisis looms as Mosul battle rages in Iraq

By |21 October 2016|

Caritas is preparing for a wave of people fleeing the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul. Between 1.2 to 1.5 million people could be affected and 200,000 could flee in the first few weeks.