January 14, 2015

Refugees left out in cold in Middle East

By |14 January 2015|

Syrians and Iraqis struggling to cope with war in their own countries or as refugees far from home are now facing freezing weather conditions as one of the worst winter storms in decades hits the Middle East.

Winter storm hits refugees in Middle East

By |8 January 2015|

A winter storm has blanketed much of the Middle East in snow, leaving refugees huddling for warmth in their makeshift tents. Caritas has run winterization programmes, providing fuel, warm clothes and bedding and making tents and accommodation more resistant to cold conditions.

December 24, 2014

Christmas message of hope for Syria

By |24 December 2014|

Caritas Syria President Bishop Audo says he feels attacked by the poverty in his country but finds hope in the Christmas message.

Pope Francis and Caritas working for peace

By |23 December 2014|

Caritas organisations around the world live and breathe the words of Pope Francis' message for peace.

Caritas Jordan: child refugees need schools

By |19 December 2014|

Earlier this year, Caritas Jordan received the approval of the Jordanian government to receive Iraqi Christian refugees fleeing persecution by Islamic extremists in Mosul and the Ninevah Plains.

War in Syria: day in the life

By |19 December 2014|

Dozens of mortars continue to fall daily on the villages, towns and cities of Syria, causing daily deaths and injuries. Fighting rages between the government, opposition forces and the so-called ‘Islamic State’ militants who control large swathes of territory.
  • Archbishop Maroun Lahham. Photo by Vatican Radio
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    Latin Church leader: support Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

Latin Church leader: support Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

By |19 December 2014|

Ninety-five percent of the Syrian refugees who have arrived in Jordan are Muslims, since they came from the south of Syria which is mainly poor and Muslim.

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi Christians

By |19 December 2014|

Caritas has been providing food, clothing, heaters, blankets and winterizing some of homes for around 10,000 Christians, Yazidis and Muslims in Iraq.

Winter help for Iraqis fleeing persecution

By |19 December 2014|

Families in Zakho receive vouchers to buy $37 (€30) worth of winter clothes, which usually affords them a jacket, trousers and a pair of shoes. Hoerz said families were able to supplement this with donated second hand clothes.

Syrian refugee boy has hope thanks to Caritas

By |19 December 2014|

The Caritas office in Zarqa provided Chady's family with kitchen utensils and a cooker and also gives them food and clothes vouchers.

Vatican Radio teams up with Caritas Jordan

By |19 December 2014|

In a series of blogs, Vatican Radio’s Tracey McClure looks at the challenges facing Jordanian society and the toll that the Syrian war is exacting on some of the region’s most vulnerable.

Prayer service for Pakistan school victims

By |18 December 2014|

In Pakistan, Caritas staff members held a prayer service for the victims of this week’s school tragedy.

Migrant children need opportunities, says Caritas

By |18 December 2014|

Caritas urges governments to prioritise the needs of unaccompanied migrant children on World Migrant Day and to increase employment opportunities in home countries for young people.

Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

By |11 December 2014|

We must attend to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of all those facing health challenges. For many years, Caritas and other Catholic Church-inspired organisations have delivered health care to people who need it in both emergency and day-to-day situations, building the capacities of local communities to prevent the onset of illness and provide medicines and other life-saving supplies for treatment programmes.
  • A doctor in Cambodia draws blood to test for HIV. Caritas Cambodia staff members also go house to house to make sure patients take their medication. Photo by David Snyder for CRS
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    Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

Caritas’ “roadmap” for ongoing commitment to the global HIV/AIDS response

By |1 December 2014|

Caritas’ response to the HIV epidemics is measured, not only in realizing expected outcomes, but also by the greater enjoyment of human dignity among persons living with or affected by HIV.