August 4, 2015

Uncertainties for Christians in Iraq

By |4 August 2015|

Many people ask me about the conditions and lives of Christians in Iraq. I don't wish to be pessimistic, but unfortunately the situation is going from bad to worse: bombing, car bombs, suicide bombings, rape, torture, kidnapping and robbery are just some of the agents of death used by ISIS.
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    Caritas helps displaced people in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan

Caritas helps displaced people in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan

By |4 August 2015|

"They stopped me and my wife and children at a roadblock. Then they kept us in a cell for nine months. I was often tortured there...We were very lucky. They released us on payment of a ransom...and because we agreed to become Moslems."

July 24, 2015

Dalits in Nepal: “We were not left out”

By |24 July 2015|

Help for Kamala, a Dalit woman, came from Nepal’s tiny minority of 8,000 Catholics.

In Nepal earthquake response, topography is central player

By |23 July 2015|

Through sheer ingenuity and determination, Caritas teams navigated their way around steep, windy roads on the country’s iconic mountainside to help Nepalese communities most in need.
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    “Caritas has moved mountains” in Nepal three months after

“Caritas has moved mountains” in Nepal three months after

By |22 July 2015|

Three months since Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake, Caritas Nepal is reaching some of the country’s remotest communities with life-saving aid before the monsoon rains intensify.

Painting by numbers in Ukraine

By |15 July 2015|

"We're not doing enough. The humanitarian catastrophe has not really been talked about or covered: 1.3 million people have left their homes behind and everything they had."

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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    Caritas leader in Central Africa selected for humanitarian award

Caritas leader in Central Africa selected for humanitarian award

By |10 July 2015|

The president of Caritas Central African Republic is one of three people to be chosen for an international award for their work in inter-religious dialogue.

June 26, 2015

Fears grow over fate of Hassakeh in Syria

By |26 June 2015|

Caritas Syria president Msgr. Audo says fears are growing for people in Hassakeh as fighting spreads, causing families to flee and the Caritas office to close.

Human trafficking in crisis situations

By |26 June 2015|

Human trafficking occurs in conflict situations since these situations weaken the government, increase poverty, and leave the vulnerable to fend for themselves.

Appeal of child orphaned by Ebola

By |25 June 2015|

Caritas was part of an event on the psychological needs of children whose parents had died of Ebola as the virsus swept three West African countries last year. Participants were moved by the words of one young girl.

Syrian refugees in dramatic need in Turkey

By |24 June 2015|

Women and children refugees recently arrived from Syria to Turkey are living in extremely difficult conditions. Caritas is able to some aid but more is needed.

A normal day in Gaza

By |23 June 2015|

Sr Bridget Tighe is helping Caritas in Gaza respond to the needs of a people living in poverty and misery. She reflects on the 5th month of her mission.

Refugees from Burundi find shelter in Rwanda

By |23 June 2015|

Burundians have fled political violence to neighbouring countries like Rwanda, where Caritas is helping them by providing food.

Gardens of safety in Chad from Africa’s wars

By |23 June 2015|

Caritas is giving families orginally from Chad and who have now returned agricultural training, tools and seeds so that they can become self sufficient.

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