October 21, 2016

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.

A journey into Haiti’s hurricane heartland

By |12 October 2016|

Seeing the destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti’s South and Grand Anse is beyond anything that we could have imagined. The land has been washed away by the storm says Fr. Jean-Hervé Francois, director general of Caritas Haiti.

Hurricane-hit Haiti appeal

By |7 October 2016|

Caritas is launching an international appeal for 250,000 euros for hurricaine-hit Haiti. Over 15,500 people fled their homes and 350,000 need help.

Stop Aleppo bombing

By |7 October 2016|

100,000 children are among those trapped in the beseiged Syrian city of Aleppo. An urgent ceasefire is needed to get the injured out and food and other aid in.

Prayers for Syria with Pope Francis

By |5 October 2016|

Pope Francis will lead 10,000 people in prayer for Syria during a 31 October ecumenical event in Sweden.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti ‘catastrophic’

By |4 October 2016|

Hurricane Matthew is battering the Caribbean nation with high winds, heavy rains and storm surges. The government has declared a state of red alert. “The effect of the hurricane in the south of Haiti is catastrophic,” said Fr Jean-Hervé François, director of Caritas Haiti.

September 29, 2016

Pope Francis calls for Middle East peacemakers

By |29 September 2016|

Pope Francis met with Church workers on the crisis in Syria and Iraq 29 September in the Vatican. There were representatives of 40 Catholic aid agencies and Churches engaged there in humanitarian operations, including Caritas organisations.

Syria’s tragedy in black and white

By |27 September 2016|

Nowhere is the level of destruction in Syria more evident than in the city of Homs. One of the first theatres of war between government and rebel forces, the sprawling, ancient metropolis has been turned into a post-apocalyptic landscape.

Ethiopia hit by drought and food shortages

By |19 September 2016|

Demand for aid has risen dramatically. More than 10.2 million people now need emergency food assistance, 1.2 million women and children need supplementary food aid, 400,000 children are suffering from severe malnutrition.

Millions of drought-hit Zimbabweans face hunger

By |13 September 2016|

In some of the worst-hit parts of the country, between a half and two-thirds of households are going hungry. caritas is feeding school children and poor farming families.

Failed harvests in Zimbabwe “How is your hunger?”

By |8 September 2016|

Zimbabwe has been one of several southern African countries affected by the El Niño weather system that’s led to unusual weather patterns and 21 million people in need of food aid.

Caritas aid people fleeing conflict in Myanmar

By |6 September 2016|

Since 2011, the government of Myanmar has been involved in a low-intensity conflict with an internal ethnic insurgency, the Kachin Independence Army.

August 31, 2016

Caritas plans for Italy quake relief

By |31 August 2016|

The Italian government has declared a state of emergency for the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria affected by the earthquake of 24 August. Caritas Italy and local Church staff are working to provide aid there in support of affected people.

Caritas Syria on frontline in Hassakeh

By |29 August 2016|

The Kurdish YPG militia launched a major assault 16 August against the government-controlled parts of the Syrian city. The Caritas office was on the frontline. Our staff tell their stories.

Earthquake relief effort continue through night in Italy

By |25 August 2016|

Caritas and church volunteers have been providing food to rescue workers and people affected by Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy.

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