Rehabilitation project for flood victims in Burundi

By |8 July 2014|

On 11 April Caritas Burundi launched an emergency appeal for the rehabilitation of 12,000 displaced persons gathered at the Kinama I and II, Buterere I and II, and Gatunguru reception centres.
  • Amar, 18, a newly arrived Syrian refugee woman victim of a trauma, poses on June 19, 2014 at Caritas Migrant Center in Dahr El Ain, near Tripoli. Amar is catatonic and didn't speak for the last 6 months. The background shows a drawing made by 100 women for the Women's Day on March 8, 2014. Credit: Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas
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    Married at 14: What early marriage means for Syrian refugees

Married at 14: What early marriage means for Syrian refugees

By |2 July 2014|

The law in Syria sets the minimum age of marriage at 17 for boys and 16 for girls. However, religious leaders are allowed to approve informal marriages at the age of 13 for girls and 16 for boys.

A day in the life: Syrian refugees in Lebanon

By |2 July 2014|

Lebanon is home to a million Syrian refugees, more than any other nation. And Bekaa is home to 400,000 of those, more than anywhere else in the country.

And still they come: Syrian refugees in Lebanon

By |2 July 2014|

Syrians continue to flee the war in their country, crossing the border to Lebanon and other neighbouring countries. Even if it is to face a life of uncertainty as a refugee, they say they have no choice because they have to save their children.

Caritas aids families caught in Iraq conflict

By |1 July 2014|

Heavy clashes in northern Iraq have sparked a humanitarian crisis. Caritas Iraq is helping families with food, bedding and hugiene kits as they seek shelter in churches, mosques and with relatives.

Serbian recovery after historic floods

By |30 June 2014|

Nearly one month after terrible flooding hit the Balkans, Caritas relief programme is shifting from an emergency phase towards rehabilitation phase.

A wish for World Refugee Day

By |19 June 2014|

There are over a million of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. They express their hopes for peace as they mark World Refugee Day.

Syria needs international help to find the path to peace

By |17 June 2014|

Message by Msgr Antoine Audo, president of Caritas Syria: "...We ask that fighting ceases and that the arms trade which feeds the war in Syria is stopped. Help Syria refind the path to reconciliation and peace through the support of the international community..."

Syrian refugees need a safe passage to other countries

By |16 June 2014|

On World Refugee Day, Caritas urges nations around the world to give Syrian refugees a humanitarian entry visa to help guarantee their safety and well-being as they flee the war in their country.

Chaos grips Central African Republic

By |11 June 2014|

Bishop of Bossangoa says rival fighters are terrorizing the Central African Republic, the government has lost control and the international community isn’t doing enough. He is calling for urgent action.
  • British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker . Credit: British Embassy to the Holy See
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    End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

By |5 June 2014|

One of the important ministerial sessions at the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, being held in London from 10-13 June, will be about the role and responsibilities of faith networks in helping to bring to an end this terrible crime.

Pray for peace in the Holy Land with Pope Francis

By |4 June 2014|

Pope Francis has invited Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land this Pentecost Sunday. Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga reflects on the pope's call to prayer.

#TimeToAct: End sexual violence in conflict

By |30 May 2014|

Caritas is joining Vatican officials, the UK government and other faith-based organisations to stamp out this crime.

Lifeline to Central African Republic

By |29 May 2014|

Caritas is the last aid agency operating in some of the most dangerous areas in the Central African Republic, providing life-saving food, medicine and shelter in a country torn apart by war.

Pope praises Caritas on Holy Land visit

By |26 May 2014|

"My thoughts are also for the charity work performed by Church institutions like Caritas Jordan and others, who, by caring for the needy without distinction of religion, ethnicity or ideology, have shown the splendor of the charitable face of the merciful Jesus.," said Pope Francis on Holy Land pilgrimmage.

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