October 21, 2015

Caritas Jerusalem calls for calm

By |21 October 2015|

Caritas Jerusalem is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence and widespread loss of civilian life in the occupied Palestinian territory and in Israel. In a statement, Caritas Jerusalem condemned attacks against Palestinian and Israeli civilians.
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    Cardinal Tagle urges solidarity for refugees after Greece visit

Cardinal Tagle urges solidarity for refugees after Greece visit

By |20 October 2015|

Cardinal Luis Tagle says more must be done to help people on their journey through Europe as they flee conflict at home. The Caritas Internationalis chief visited a transit camp on the Greek border

“I am a walking miracle.” Caritas is a mission

By |19 October 2015|

Caritas is a mission, not a job. Nirmala Wijesinghe who runs a Caritas safe house in Beiruit is one of the many staff and volunteers around the world who illustrate this through their constant dedication and hard work.

Stop escalation of West Bank violence

By |9 October 2015|

Caritas Jerusalem is increasingly concerned about the escalating violence in the West Bank between Israeli settlers and Palestinians.

Croatia welcomes refugees with hot cup of tea

By |5 October 2015|

Caritas Croatia welcomes refugees with hot cup of tea as they cross the country in search of a better life.

Refugees face cold and rain in Serbia

By |2 October 2015|

Ana Zivkovic is a communication officer for Caritas Serbia. She explains what kind of services Caritas Serbia is giving to refugees and migrants, what the challenges are and how she personally feels about their situation.

September 29, 2015

To go or not to go: a Syrian asks the question

By |29 September 2015|

Shiar is an English Literature scholar and a Syrian refugee. He is travelling to Europe with his family. He spoke to Caritas in Kara Tepe transit camp on Lesbos about the journey so far.

Syrians reflect on refugee option

By |23 September 2015|

Syrians are giving up hope that a solution to the war is possible and seeking safety in Europe. Caritas Syrian staff and beneficaries reflect on the question every family is asking of themselves: whether to leave their beloved country.

Swimming to Europe: a Syrian family’s story

By |16 September 2015|

With no room in the flimsy boat for all of his family of six, Khaled Basheer swam behind with his daughter clinging to his back as they headed from Turkey to Greece. Now they're in Serbia, waiting to start a new life in Europe.

On the road to Germany

By |14 September 2015|

Syrian Abdalkarim Zahra has seen too much in his 26 years: war, poverty, hunger and flight. From a transit camp in Serbia, he dreams of reaching Germany.

Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe must be welcomed

By |9 September 2015|

Caritas Internationalis calls upon governments, communities and all people of good will to welcome refugees while working for peace as a priority in their homelands.

August 11, 2015

Kidnappings in Quaryatayn in Syria

By |11 August 2015|

Syria is being destroyed, day by day, village by village. Raqqa, Idlib, Palmyra and Assyrian villages in Al-Khabour have fallen to Jihadist and fanatic groups. Now it is the turn of Quaryatayn, where 250 Christians have been kidnapped.

Education for displaced Iraqi children

By |7 August 2015|

One of the many things that gets left behind when a family is uprooted by war, is a child’s education. If left without schooling for a prolonged time, the long-term effects on a child’s life and possibilities can be devastating.

Shelter for Iraqis displaced by ISIS

By |6 August 2015|

Wesal Badel’s home used to feel more like a cave than a house. It was made of clay and there were no windows for light or ventilation and the lack of a front door meant snakes and scorpions often found their way in.

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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