January 8, 2016

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 28, 2015

Christmas lunch with refugees in Belgrade

By |28 December 2015|

Caritas staff and volunteers joined migrants and refugees in an asylum centre in Belgrade to celebrate lunch on Christmas Day.

Caritas launches Ukraine appeal

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas is appealing for support for Ukraine to help people caught in conflict get through the winter. The appeal for Euros 1.5 million will focus on shelter, winterisation, psycho-social support and access to basic health services.

Anniversary of the convention to protect migrant workers

By |15 December 2015|

Dirty, demanding and dangerous – these are the types of jobs that migrants often find themselves doing when they leave their homes.

Lesbos hotel where guests are refugees

By |15 December 2015|

The Caritas-supported Silver Bay Hotel has opened its doors and its rooms to refugees and migrants arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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.

Caritas welcomes climate deal but says still a lot to do

By |11 December 2015|

"We were hoping for courage and creativity from leaders to tackle climate change, yet the draft agreement lacks ambition and does not offer an adequate solution to this global emergency," says Caritas.
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    Cardinal Tagle invites Caritas organisations to join the Holy Year of Mercy

Cardinal Tagle invites Caritas organisations to join the Holy Year of Mercy

By |8 December 2015|

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Caritas president, has echoed Pope Francis’ call to join “the revolution of tenderness” by inviting Caritas organisations to open their own Holy Door of Mercy

Exodus: Balkan route to Europe

By |7 December 2015|

In 2015, almost a million refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe. They’re escaping war, persecution and poverty. Aid agencies like Caritas are often the only help available.

War’s lasting trauma in Ukraine

By |2 December 2015|

Lives ripped apart by the horrors of war and how Caritas Ukraine is helping families heal the wounds.

Families caught in Ukraine’s war

By |1 December 2015|

Ukraine's civil war is a hidden crisis in Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced from their homes and are in need of humanitarian aid.

Life on Ukraine’s frontline

By |1 December 2015|

At least 800,000 people face war along the contact line in Ukraine. Not only are they under threat, but they face difficulties getting food, heating, shelter and medicine.

November 25, 2015

Caritas at Paris climate conference – COP21

By |25 November 2015|

World leaders, scientists, civil society and activists will gather in Paris between 30th November - 11th December for the COP21 climate summit.

Paris climate summit: an opportunity for a unified humanity

By |24 November 2015|

Caritas and CIDSE say that the UN climate summit in Paris (COP21) needs to respond to the urgency of dangerous climate change but also serve as a milestone for creating a unified vision for the future of humanity leaving no one behind.

The Holy Year of Mercy is a year of ‘caritas’

By |24 November 2015|

The Jubilee Year of Mercy starts on 8th December when Pope Francis opens the Holy Door at St Peter’s Basilica.

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