Caritas Internationalis president on how the crises in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and the persecution of Christian and other minorities in the Middle East are the greatest emergency the world has faced since the end of the Second World War.
The heaviest rains in 50 years have triggered flash floods in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab province of Pakistan. As floods chaos continues, Caritas Pakistan workers are visiting different dioceses to assess the emergency.
In western Russia, diocesan Caritas members are helping mothers and children who have fled Ukraine. Caritas South of Russia (Diocese of Saratov) is now appealing for €90,000 to respond to the influx of refugees.
Caritas staff in Gaza had been able to take advantage of a now dead ceasefire to deliver essential aid to the worst-hit areas. Now the fighting has resumed, it’s preventing Caritas reaching all those in need.