May 25, 2016

Sri Lankans’ difficulty to start afresh after floods

By |25 May 2016|

The water levels are going down now after the floods which hit our country last week but the challenges faced by communities are still very large. There are many places where people have suffered landslides in our diocese or have been evacuated due to landslide threats.

Ebola response shows vital role of religious leaders

By |24 May 2016|

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul hears how faith-based organisations and religious leaders were key to ending the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
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    Caritas giving emergency help to Sri Lanka flood and landslide survivors

Caritas giving emergency help to Sri Lanka flood and landslide survivors

By |19 May 2016|

Caritas says that beyond food and water, clothes and temporary shelter are among the things most needed right night by those in monsoon-affected areas in Sri Lanka.

Homes, food, jobs key after Ecuador quake

By |6 May 2016|

Caritas aims to help 3,500 people in 8 rural communities in Ecuador rebuild their lives.

Save Aleppo

By |4 May 2016|

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. Joseph, a Caritas Syria employee in Aleppo, sent this report.

April 28, 2016

Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

By |28 April 2016|

The issue of water in Nepal one year after the earthquake is of real concern for many of the communities Caritas has been speaking to. In the first community we went to in Thokarpa neither the school nor the health centre had water.

“We need the whole world” in Ecuador

By |27 April 2016|

“Part of the idiosyncrasy of human nature is that when pain comes people unite,” says Fr. Euclides. “But they quickly forget about that pain and they forget about the affected. Right now we have a lot of donations, enough to feed our people. What worries me is what happens two weeks from now? How will our provisions be then?”

Pray for Nepal, flex your ‘compassion muscles’

By |25 April 2016|

Communities here in Nepal are resilient and are trying to rebuild their lives and their revive their dreams but they cannot do it without our help.

Reunited one year after Nepal earthquake

By |23 April 2016|

I'm astonished at the resilience shown by the people I met. The Nepalese expression “Ké Karné?”, which can be translated as “What can we do? That's the way things are!”,

Level of damage in Ecuador overwhelming

By |22 April 2016|

Agencies must think about setting up camps and how to provide the basics: water, sanitation, and child-friendly areas. Once that has been accomplished the task will shift to providing temporary housing and eventually how to get people back into homes.

Ecuador earthquake: photo diary

By |22 April 2016|

Images from some of the worst hit parts of Ecuador, which was struck by a powerful earthquake.

Pope appeal for Ukraine

By |20 April 2016|

Pope Francis has asked for a special collection 24 April for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Since the crisis began, Caritas has helped more than 260,000 people.

Church responds to Equador quake

By |20 April 2016|

Immediately after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the coastal province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, more than 500 people arrived at the Cristo Rey (Christ the King) Catholic Cathedral seeking safety.

Tents and rescue boats needed in Ecuador after quake

By |19 April 2016|

Remote parts of Ecuador hit by an earthquake are in desperate need of aid says Caritas.

A hotel and a future following Nepal quake

By |18 April 2016|

Kumari had depended on her hotel for 14 years. One year after the quake that destroyed it, everything was precarious. Caritas was there to help her with both immediate relief and rebuilding her business.

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