April 17, 2015

Journey across Ebola-scarred Liberia

By |17 April 2015|

Caritas Ebola coordinator in Liberia André Stelder reports on his travels in Liberia as the country recovers post-Ebola epidemic.

Cleaning up Vanuatu after the storm

By |17 April 2015|

Groups of locals have taken to the streets of Port Vila, Vanuatu to help clean up the neighbourhoods hardest hit by Cyclone Pam as part of Caritas relief efforts.

Charity and dignity via an electronic purse

By |14 April 2015|

Electronic purses containing 600 pesos per month were delivered to each of the 725 families affected by hurricane Odile, so that they could decide what they needed most and directly buy goods from the supermarket, with the only restriction that the purse may not be used to buy tobacco or alcoholic beverages.

Severe snowstorm hits Mongolia

By |9 April 2015|

Mongolia has been hit by devastating blizzards with heavy snow completely buying vehicles and yurts, the traditional houses. Caritas Mongolia has been asked by local authorities to help, starting with food, hygiene, warm clothes, shoes and blankets, coal and firewood, yurts and to repair destroyed deep wells.

Caritas mourns colleague killed in Syria

By |8 April 2015|

The Caritas family joins with our friends in Caritas Syria to mourn the death of our colleague, Safouh Al-Mosleh, killed at noon on 7 April when a shell fell on his house in Aleppo.

March 30, 2015

From drought to deluge in days in Chile

By |30 March 2015|

The worst ruins in 80 years have hit desert areas in northern Chile causing widespread destruction.

Harsh life for Iraqis in Kurdistan

By |26 March 2015|

Caritas has decided to help the isolated families in remote locations up to the Syrian border, where often no one is aware of the needs of displaced persons, and where almost no agency can get to.

Families driven from homes by Boko Haram need urgent help

By |25 March 2015|

More than a million Nigerians have fled fanatically violent attacks by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. These displaced families have relied on Catholic Church and other aid groups for basic necessities

Shelter crucial in Vanuatu after cyclone

By |20 March 2015|

More than half the population of Vanuatu is homeless following Cyclone Pam. Caritas will provide temporary shelter with the arrival in Port Vila of 2000 tarpaulins in the next few days.

Church critical role in cyclone response on Vanuatu

By |19 March 2015|

Caritas Australia and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand are leading the Caritas Internationalis response in Vanuatu with the Catholic Church after the Pacific island nation was devastated by Cyclone Pam.

Vanuatu counts cost of Cyclone Pam

By |16 March 2015|

Up to 90 percent of buildings on one of Vanuatu main islands have been destroyed or damaged as aid workers rush to help survivors of Cyclone Pam. Caritas has sent emergency staff to Vanuatu to link up with local church structures.

Deadly cyclone slams into South Pacific islands

By |14 March 2015|

People on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu sheltered in churches and schools as a powerful tropical cyclone hit overnight. Scores are feared dead and thousands affected in one of the largest cyclones to hit the country.
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    Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution arrive in Lebanon with nothing

Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution arrive in Lebanon with nothing

By |13 March 2015|

Caritas centres have seen an increase in the numbers of Iraqi refugees arriving in Lebanon in need of support since ISIS (Daech) extremists swept across northern Iraq in 2014.

Four years of war in Syria have left Middle East in ruins

By |12 March 2015|

Four years of war have left Syria in ruins, millions of people have fled and the violence has spread across the region. Caritas is providing aid to 1.2 million people.

Syrian refugees struggle to access healthcare in Lebanon

By |11 March 2015|

The Lebanese health system is largely private. For poor Syrian refugees in need of medical care, this is an enormous issue. Caritas is one of the only organisations in Lebanon supporting medical fees.