Caritas sister hits the road to fight hunger in Namibia

By |28 March 2014|

Namibia is currently facing its worst drought in 30 years. Almost half of the 2.2 million population has been suffering from hunger. Sr Aida has been spending a lot of time on the road trying organise the Caritas response.

A short walk to freedom in Central African Republic

By |27 March 2014|

Over 41,000 people once sought sanctuary in the cathedral in Bossangoa from the conflict. Now they can return to their homes in safety. The fear has gone, but now the community must rebuild.

Central African Republic needs tools, shelter and medicine

By |26 March 2014|

People in the Central African Republic need tools, seeds, medicine, shelter and help getting their children back into school as they look to rebuild their lives after months of conflict.

Oasis of tolerance in Central African Republic

By |25 March 2014|

Conflict has gripped the Central African Republic for over a year. In recent months Muslims have been particulalrly targeted. The Caritas supported Inter-faith platform travels to Bangassou, where Christian and Muslim are still co-existing.

Church protecting Muslims in Central African Republic

By |24 March 2014|

Tens of thousands of Muslims have been forced from their homes in the central African Republic. The Catholic Church is often habouring them and organising their evacuation to saftey like in the town of Berberati.

Peacebuilding in Central African Republic

By |21 March 2014|

Caritas is working with Christian and Muslim religious leaders in the Central African Republic to bring communities together that have been ripped apart by conflict.
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    Every child back in school in Central African Republic is a victory

Every child back in school in Central African Republic is a victory

By |20 March 2014|

Caritas Internationalis is launching a huge recovery effort in the Central African Republic after months of turmoil have left the country devastated. Caritas has launched an appeal to provide food, shelter, education and healthcare to those in need inside the country.

Severe drought in Pakistan

By |17 March 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal to help families in the desert region of Tharparkar in Pakistan. They are facing a food crisis brought about by severe drought.

Aid gets through to South Sudan

By |17 March 2014|

Caritas is gravely concerned by the crisis unravelling in South Sudan. Nearly a million people have been forced from their homes and five million are in need of aid.

Return to Central African Republic

By |14 March 2014|

A photographer makes a return to Central Africain Republic and to Bossangoa after his first visit five months ago. He cathches up with two women who have had their lives irrevocably changed by the violence in the country.

Needs outstrip resources in Syria

By |12 March 2014|

Caritas Syria staff reflect on their challenges and hopes as they seek to help people in desperate need.

Caritas Syria celebrates anniversary with hope

By |10 March 2014|

The conflict in Syria has devastated the country. As the crisis enters it's fourth year, Msgr Antoine Audo, Caritas Syria president, refuses bow down to despair.
  • Children play in sandbox. Three years after the tsunami, 200,000 people are still living in temporary shelters. Credit: Caritas Japan
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    Third anniversary of the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami: Message of the President of Caritas Japan

Third anniversary of the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami: Message of the President of Caritas Japan

By |6 March 2014|

Three years have passed since the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Tohoku area of Japan which destroyed and changed lives of so many people in Japan. More than seventeen thousand lives were taken away.
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    Providing child-friendly spaces for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

Providing child-friendly spaces for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

By |4 March 2014|

More than one million children have fled Syria as refugees. Children who used to feel safe in their homes and schools have lost everything. Some have been injured, others have seen their parents killed or arrested. Most have heard planes circling, tanks rolling by, and machine-guns going off.

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.

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