December 17, 2015

Caritas launches Ukraine appeal

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas is appealing for support for Ukraine to help people caught in conflict get through the winter. The appeal for Euros 1.5 million will focus on shelter, winterisation, psycho-social support and access to basic health services.

Burundi on brink of catastrophe

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas Internationalis is concerned by the escalation of violence and deterioration of human rights in Burundi.

Lesbos hotel where guests are refugees

By |15 December 2015|

The Caritas-supported Silver Bay Hotel has opened its doors and its rooms to refugees and migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Love in a cold climate for refugees crossing Macedonia

By |14 December 2015|

Caritas serves more than 500 portions of soup a day in a transit camp for refugees and migrants crossing into Macedonia from Greece.

Exodus: Balkan route to Europe

By |7 December 2015|

In 2015, almost a million refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe. They’re escaping war, persecution and poverty. Aid agencies like Caritas are often the only help available.

War’s lasting trauma in Ukraine

By |2 December 2015|

Lives ripped apart by the horrors of war and how Caritas Ukraine is helping families heal the wounds.

Families caught in Ukraine’s war

By |1 December 2015|

Ukraine's civil war is a hidden crisis in Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes and are in need of humanitarian aid.

November 24, 2015

Caritas tackling root causes of Ethiopia food shortage

By |24 November 2015|

Caritas is appealing for funds help build farmers’ and communties’ resilience to drought in response to food shortages in Ethiopia.
  • Hanna Loha and her family benefits from Caritas Drought Recovery and Rehabilitation project (DRR). Caritas supplies improved seeds for cash crops and vegetables as well as technical support. Photo by Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat
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    Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

By |13 November 2015|

Massive food shortages, leaving millions of people hungry, and environmental degradation were two of the issues discussed during Ethiopia Catholic Church Partners’ annual coordination meeting was held on November 5-6, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

Afghan refugees to Europe is still on the rise

By |13 November 2015|

For a decade, Afghans have been the largest source country for refugees in the world, but this was overtaken by Syrian refugees in 2014. Yet, the numbers of Afghan entering Europe is still on the rise, making up twenty per cent of all refugees.
  • Ambulance drivers in Sierra Leone. One rule the ambulance drivers follow in order to show respect for the deceased and their family is to not use the vehicle’s siren. Photo by Louise Norton/ CAFOD
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    Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

By |6 November 2015|

On the eve of Sierra Leone being declared ebola-free, Caritas says the impact of the epidemic is likely to linger long into the future in the West African country.

Aid and compassion for refugees in Croatia

By |5 November 2015|

Caritas Croatia has a large operation in Opatovac, with 56 volunteers working day and night to provide food and clothes. The organisation has also supplied 200 bunk beds for weary refugees.

Long-term solution for water access in the Philippines

By |5 November 2015|

The Philippines are made up of around 7000 islands – which means that water is never far away. But finding fresh water for drinking and domestic use was a real struggle for many poor communities even before Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Typhoon Haiyan: two years on the climate isn’t changing

By |5 November 2015|

Caritas launched one of its largest relief operations in recent years to help 1.8 million people in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan with emergency aid and in the two years that followed.

Medical care for refugees in Slovenia

By |4 November 2015|

Volunteer doctors from Caritas Hungary are leading the medical response for refugees and migrants crossing Slovenia.

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