August 9, 2016

Crossing deserts, climbing fences and dreaming of Europe

By |9 August 2016|

I travelled to Rabat and went to Caritas. They gave me some clothes and medication and they paid for a place for me to live.

Ten key questions on migration

By |9 August 2016|

Sixty million people were either refugees or forcibly displaced in 2015. Martina Liebsch, head of policy and advocacy at Caritas Internationalis, looks at why such large movements of people are challenging nations and individuals.
  • Elvine at the Refettorio Ambrosiana where she's doing a Caritas-supported cooking course. Photo by Stefano Schirato / Caritas Ambrosiana
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    Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

By |5 August 2016|

Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.

July 5, 2016

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    “Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

“Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

By |5 July 2016|

Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas Internationalis ‘Syria: Peace is Possible’ campaign

June 18, 2016

What future for Syrians in Turkey?

By |18 June 2016|

Giving the Syrian refugees something to hope for is a key. Caritas provides a space for children to play, do art, make friends and even garden.

A day in the life of a Syrian mother in Turkey

By |18 June 2016|

Yusra wakes up at 4 am. She will spend the next 12 hours in the fields picking fruit and vegetables alongside other Syrian refugees.

May 9, 2016

Sustainable development and the future of work

By |9 May 2016|

Caritas Internationalis, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Labour Organization strengthened ties to promote decent work at a conference held in Rome from 2-6th May.

April 17, 2016

“You are not alone”: Pope Francis in Lesbos

By |17 April 2016|

Caritas staff met Pope Francis on his ecumenical visit to Lesbos, where he was raising the plight of refugees.

Pope brings hope to refugees on Lesbos

By |12 April 2016|

Caritas has been providing aid to refugees and migrants on Lesbos, as the Greek island awaits the visit of Pope Francis.

March 9, 2016

Borders go up in Europe, leaving thousands stranded

By |9 March 2016|

The decision to impose tighter border restrictions is effectively converting Greece into a refugee camp. Caritas is providing aid, but says EU policies must change.

February 24, 2016

Refugees and migrants on the Greek border with Macedonia

By |24 February 2016|

More than 930,000 refugees arrived in Greece in the past 12 months. Last year several thousand people were crossing the border at Idomeni every day but now there are tight restrictions.

Dignity, values and rights for migrants in Mexico

By |12 February 2016|

“The Pope invites us to take up the Church's task of mercy and forgiveness, and with migrants this means informing or reminding them that they are human persons, with dignity, values and rights,” says Bishop Ortiz
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    Caritas urges more action to protect mental health of child refugees from Syria

Caritas urges more action to protect mental health of child refugees from Syria

By |4 February 2016|

More than half of the Syrian refugees (56%) in Lebanon are under 18. While only one in ten was injured in the conflict before arriving in Lebanon, many of the child refugees show symptoms of trauma, including flashbacks and nightmares.

January 21, 2016

An appeal to end the suffering in Syria

By |21 January 2016|

We – leaders of humanitarian organisations and UN agencies - appeal not only to governments but to each of you - citizens around the world – to add your voices in urging an end to the carnage. To urge that all parties reach agreement on a ceasefire and a path to peace.

Caritas worker in Syria, refugee in Europe

By |8 January 2016|

Modar used to work for Caritas in Syria helping people who were fleeing conflict. When life became too dangerous, he left for Europe. He describes his work, the terrible journey and coming to terms with being a refugee.

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