October 21, 2015

Caritas Jerusalem calls for calm

By |21 October 2015|

Caritas Jerusalem is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence and widespread loss of civilian life in the occupied Palestinian territory and in Israel. In a statement, Caritas Jerusalem condemned attacks against Palestinian and Israeli civilians.

Stop escalation of West Bank violence

By |9 October 2015|

Caritas Jerusalem is increasingly concerned about the escalating violence in the West Bank between Israeli settlers and Palestinians.

September 29, 2015

To go or not to go: a Syrian asks the question

By |29 September 2015|

Shiar is an English Literature scholar and a Syrian refugee. He is travelling to Europe with his family. He spoke to Caritas in Kara Tepe transit camp on Lesbos about the journey so far.

Syrians reflect on refugee option

By |23 September 2015|

Syrians are giving up hope that a solution to the war is possible and seeking safety in Europe. Caritas Syrian staff and beneficaries reflect on the question every family is asking of themselves: whether to leave their beloved country.

August 20, 2015

Religious leaders in CAR awarded for peace efforts

By |20 August 2015|

Christian and Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic received an international award for their role in preventing sectarian war in their country.

Kidnappings in Quaryatayn in Syria

By |11 August 2015|

Syria is being destroyed, day by day, village by village. Raqqa, Idlib, Palmyra and Assyrian villages in Al-Khabour have fallen to Jihadist and fanatic groups. Now it is the turn of Quaryatayn, where 250 Christians have been kidnapped.

June 26, 2015

Fears grow over fate of Hassakeh in Syria

By |26 June 2015|

Caritas Syria president Msgr. Audo says fears are growing for people in Hassakeh as fighting spreads, causing families to flee and the Caritas office to close.

Syrian refugees in dramatic need in Turkey

By |24 June 2015|

Women and children refugees recently arrived from Syria to Turkey are living in extremely difficult conditions. Caritas is able to some aid but more is needed.

A normal day in Gaza

By |23 June 2015|

Sr Bridget Tighe is helping Caritas in Gaza respond to the needs of a people living in poverty and misery. She reflects on the 5th month of her mission.

Bleak future for Iraqi refugees in Jordan

By |19 June 2015|

Jordan hosts 1.4 million Syrians, 500,000 Iraqis, and 500,000 Palestinians, in addition to 35,000 Yemeni. Caritas Jordan provides food, shelter, medical care, counselling, education and other aid. The numbers in need are overwhelming, but every refugee helped is a victory.
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    Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

By |3 June 2015|

Unlike many other conflict zones around the world, Abyei is not filled with non-governmental organizations providing assistance to the population. Many NGOs are afraid that working in Abyei will anger government officials in Khartoum, who could then deny them access to Darfur and other troubled areas.

May 29, 2015

Romero, a model of how to work with the poor

By |29 May 2015|

If Msgr Romero were still here, he would remind us of our daily commitment to be faithful to the Gospel and to respond to injustices. 
"Msgr Romero's contribution has enabled Caritas to become today what Pope Francis called: 'the caress of the Church to its people'.
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    Caritas joins celebrations for beatification of Oscar Romero

Caritas joins celebrations for beatification of Oscar Romero

By |25 May 2015|

Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified on Saturday in Ele Salavador. His life, work and words have been an inspiration for millions seeking social justice around the world.

San Salavador on eve of Romero beatification

By |22 May 2015|

On Saturday 23 May, Oscar Romero takes the next step on the path to sainthood at a beatification Mass. Myriam Antaki is in San Salvador and reflects on the mood among the people.

Archbishop Oscar Romero a “beacon of light” for charity

By |22 May 2015|

The Caritas confederation says Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador was a “beacon of light for everyone working the service of charity”.

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