Severe drought in Pakistan

By |17 March 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal to help families in the desert region of Tharparkar in Pakistan. They are facing a food crisis brought about by severe drought.

Aid gets through to South Sudan

By |17 March 2014|

Caritas is gravely concerned by the crisis unravelling in South Sudan. Nearly a million people have been forced from their homes and five million are in need of aid.

Return to Central African Republic

By |14 March 2014|

A photographer makes a return to Central Africain Republic and to Bossangoa after his first visit five months ago. He cathches up with two women who have had their lives irrevocably changed by the violence in the country.

Needs outstrip resources in Syria

By |12 March 2014|

Caritas Syria staff reflect on their challenges and hopes as they seek to help people in desperate need.

Caritas Syria celebrates anniversary with hope

By |10 March 2014|

The conflict in Syria has devastated the country. As the crisis enters it's fourth year, Msgr Antoine Audo, Caritas Syria president, refuses bow down to despair.
  • Children play in sandbox. Three years after the tsunami, 200,000 people are still living in temporary shelters. Credit: Caritas Japan
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    Third anniversary of the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami: Message of the President of Caritas Japan

Third anniversary of the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami: Message of the President of Caritas Japan

By |6 March 2014|

Three years have passed since the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Tohoku area of Japan which destroyed and changed lives of so many people in Japan. More than seventeen thousand lives were taken away.

A widow in need of food in the Philippines after Haiyan

By |6 March 2014|

Violeta Ofianga is a 66-year-old widow who lost almost everything she had to Typhoon Haiyan on Friday 8th November 2013.
  • Caritas has been supporting partners build “child-friendly spaces” on the Turkish side of the border.  Credit: Danny Lawson
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    Providing child-friendly spaces for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

Providing child-friendly spaces for Syrian refugee children in Turkey

By |4 March 2014|

More than one million children have fled Syria as refugees. Children who used to feel safe in their homes and schools have lost everything. Some have been injured, others have seen their parents killed or arrested. Most have heard planes circling, tanks rolling by, and machine-guns going off.

Syrian refugees in Turkey need solidarity

By |18 February 2014|

How one Syrian mother faced the trauma of becoming a refugee in Turkey and what Caritas did to help.

Questions and answers on South Sudan crisis

By |18 February 2014|

A huge humanitarian crisis is now affecting the majority of South Sudan with close to one million people forced from their homes as they flee violence.
  • Muslims flee Bouar in Central African Republic. Credit Aurelio Gazzera/Caritas
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    Central African Republic archbishop condemns attacks on Muslims

Central African Republic archbishop condemns attacks on Muslims

By |18 February 2014|

Thousands of Muslim families are being forced from their homes in the Central Africain Republic. Msgr Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui and Caritas Central African President says attacks must end.

Three lives torn apart in South Sudan

By |13 February 2014|

A woman with a tree for a home, a baby swaddled in a mosquito net and a young returning refugee with dreams of a brighter future are all caught in South Sudan's conflict.

Appeal for South Sudan to provide 100,000 people with aid

By |13 February 2014|

Caritas Internationalis is launching a €2.9 million emergency appeal for South Sudan to provide 100,000 people with aid over the next 4 months.
  • Muslim and Christian religious leaders have toured the country urging peace.
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    Nine faith photos to inspire hope in Central African Republic

Nine faith photos to inspire hope in Central African Republic

By |10 February 2014|

A human tragedy is unfolding in the Central African Republic. Conflict is tearing its social fabric apart. Christian and Muslim communities are praying for peace and reconciliation.

Time running out in Central African Republic

By |6 February 2014|

Peace is urgently needed in the Central African Republic as violence continues to drive communities apart and a food crisis looms.

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