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.

On the road to Germany

By |14 September 2015|

Syrian Abdalkarim Zahra has seen too much in his 26 years: war, poverty, hunger and flight. From a transit camp in Serbia, he dreams of reaching Germany.

Refugees and migrants arriving in Europe must be welcomed

By |9 September 2015|

Caritas Internationalis calls upon governments, communities and all people of good will to welcome refugees while working for peace as a priority in their homelands.

August 11, 2015

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.

Education for displaced Iraqi children

By |7 August 2015|

One of the many things that gets left behind when a family is uprooted by war, is a child’s education. If left without schooling for a prolonged time, the long-term effects on a child’s life and possibilities can be devastating.

July 13, 2015

Filling the humanitarian expertise gap in Lebanon

By |13 July 2015|

Interview with Caritas Lebanon Director Rita Rhayem on improving relief efforts for refugees.

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.
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    What is their tomorrow going to be: Drawings from Syrian children

What is their tomorrow going to be: Drawings from Syrian children

By |19 June 2015|

Caritas tries to create a space where a child can express their feelings emotionally. These are pictures of what the children feared the most.

May 6, 2015

Plea from beseiged Aleppo

By |6 May 2015|

Caritas staff in the beseiged Syrian city of Aleppo report on an unfolding humanitarian disaster and make an impassioned plea for outside help.

April 24, 2015

World abandons Aleppo as arms continue to flow

By |24 April 2015|

An interview with Bishop Antoine Audo SJ, Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and Caritas Syria President, as fighting spreads across Syria's largest city.

Caritas mourns colleague killed in Syria

By |8 April 2015|

The Caritas family joins with our friends in Caritas Syria to mourn the death of our colleague, Safouh Al-Mosleh, killed at noon on 7 April when a shell fell on his house in Aleppo.

March 13, 2015

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    Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution arrive in Lebanon with nothing

Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution arrive in Lebanon with nothing

By |13 March 2015|

Caritas centres have seen an increase in the numbers of Iraqi refugees arriving in Lebanon in need of support since ISIS (Daech) extremists swept across northern Iraq in 2014.

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