June 19, 2015

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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By |18 June 2015|

Pope Francis’ new encyclical is an urgent call to debate the issue of human ecology and our relationship with the environment. It is called “Laudato Si’, On the Care of our Common Home”.

Responding to psychological needs of Ebola Orphans

By |16 June 2015|

Countless children were greatly affected and continue to be affected by the Ebola outbreak that ravaged both their lives as well as their families more than just physically.

Reaching marginalised communities in quake-hit Nepal

By |11 June 2015|

With the help from Catholic communities aroud teh world, Caritas is extending its outreach to those affected by April’s catastrophic earthquake to some of the most difficult to reach areas of Nepal.
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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.

Reaching remote villages in Nepal with medical care

By |2 June 2015|

For the past few weeks a team of Caritas Nepal and partner has hiked mountainous terrain, witnessed landslides and lived in tents, in order to reach the most remote communities in Gorkha, the epicentre of the 25 April earthquake in Nepal.

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 aids Burundi refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries

Caritas aids Burundi refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries

By |28 May 2015|

As the political situation worsens in Burundi, the flood of refugees to neighbouring countries keeps coming
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    Caritas reaches more than 100,000 one month after Nepal quake

Caritas reaches more than 100,000 one month after Nepal quake

By |25 May 2015|

Caritas has reached 100,000 people (21,000 households) with aid in the last four weeks since a major earthquake hit Nepal.

Caritas health workers overcome loss through service

By |25 May 2015|

Ganga Pathak and Rewati Thapa are health workers supporting the Caritas Nepal earthquake relief efforts. They continue their service to humanity in the face of personal loss.
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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”.

Oscar Romero and Caritas

By |22 May 2015|

In the 1970s, CAFOD (Caritas member in England and Wales) supported Romero’s famous radio broadcasts, which – at a time when the press was heavily censored – were often the only means by which people in El Salvador knew the truth about the atrocities occurring in their country.

Second major earthquake hits Nepal

By |12 May 2015|

Nepal was rocked by a strong earthquake today, two weeks after a massive quake hit the Asian country. Caritas teams are looking to respond.