March 18, 2016

Peace is possible says Syrian bishop at UN

By |18 March 2016|

Bishop Antoine Audo, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria, addressed a side event at the United Nations in Geneva on the crisis in Syria.

Cardinal Tagle visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon

By |15 March 2016|

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle visited a refugee camp in Lebanon in February 2016 as part of the Syria: Peace is Possible Campaign.

February 25, 2016

Kidnapped family of Caritas Syria worker freed

By |25 February 2016|

On the 22 February 2015, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) attacked villages along the Khabour river in northern Syria. They kidnapped around 230 Assyrian Christians, including the family of a Caritas Syria staff member. They have just been released along with all the other hostages.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon need shelter

By |18 February 2016|

Caritas interviewed 288 Syrian refugee families in Beirut, Tripoli, and Saida. It found that refugee households paid an average $291 in rent and were forced to spend an average three-quarters (76%) of their total income on rental.
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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.

December 31, 2015

Message on World Day of Peace from Syria

By |31 December 2015|

President of Caritas Syria Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo calls for peace in Syria as Caritas Internationalis looks to launch a global campaign.

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.

October 20, 2015

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    Cardinal Tagle urges solidarity for refugees after Greece visit

Cardinal Tagle urges solidarity for refugees after Greece visit

By |20 October 2015|

Cardinal Luis Tagle says more must be done to help people on their journey through Europe as they flee conflict at home. The Caritas Internationalis chief visited a transit camp on the Greek border

Croatia welcomes refugees with hot cup of tea

By |5 October 2015|

Caritas Croatia welcomes refugees with hot cup of tea as they cross the country in search of a better life.

Refugees face cold and rain in Serbia

By |2 October 2015|

Ana Zivkovic is a communication officer for Caritas Serbia. She explains what kind of services Caritas Serbia is giving to refugees and migrants, what the challenges are and how she personally feels about their situation.

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.

Swimming to Europe: a Syrian family’s story

By |16 September 2015|

With no room in the flimsy boat for all of his family of six, Khaled Basheer swam behind with his daughter clinging to his back as they headed from Turkey to Greece. Now they're in Serbia, waiting to start a new life in Europe.

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