October 23, 2015

Mexico prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Patricia

By |23 October 2015|

Hurricane Patricia has made landfall in south west Mexico, in what is said to be the strongest storm on record. Heavy damage appears to have been avoided, but there is still a risk of major floods and mudslides.
  • Using helicopters provided by the World Food Program, Caritas teams have distributed corrugated iron sheeting and tool kits to families in Lho. Photo by John Shumlansky for Caritas/CRS
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    Six months after the Nepal Earthquake – Q&A with Fr Pius Perumana

Six months after the Nepal Earthquake – Q&A with Fr Pius Perumana

By |23 October 2015|

Six months ago, two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, causing widespread destruction. Caritas Nepal, together with the global Caritas network, has been working tirelessly with families and communities as they recover and rebuild from this devastating event.

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.

Help for Typhoon Koppu survivors in the Philippines

By |21 October 2015|

Caritas Philippines is preparing to help 25,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by Typhoon Koppu, prioritising people who are in hard-to-reach areas.
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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

Cardinal Tagle visits Greece on refugee crisis

By |16 October 2015|

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila will see how Caritas is helping migrants on a visit to Idomeni close to the border with Macedonia.

Faith matters in a crisis

By |9 October 2015|

Caritas Internationalis hosted event on the role of faith-based organisations in emergencies held at the UN in Geneva in preparation for the UN’s World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May 2016.

Organising communities to aid refugees in Greece

By |9 October 2015|

Caritas staff from around the world are in Greece to help organise local volunteers to provide aid to refugees in the best way possible.

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.

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.

Caritas provides aid to victims of worst floods in Myanmar

By |28 September 2015|

The floods of 2015 will go down in Myanmar’s history as the worst for decades. Government records actually suggest they’ve not been this bad for a century. Over one million people are seriously affected.

Displaced people in Myanmar worry for future

By |28 September 2015|

This is the fate of thousands of displaced people in Myanmar’s northern Shan and Kachin states, who are caught up in conflict between government troops and rebel groups.

Which way is Sweden? The refugee crisis on Lesbos

By |28 September 2015|

The Greek island of Lesbos is at the epicentre of the refugee crisis, receiving 200,000 Syrians, Afghanistanis and others this year. Caritas has been providing aid to those in desperate need.

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