September 16, 2015

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 head west: from Aleppo to Vienna

By |13 September 2015|

The war in Syria is reaching the heart of Europe, with hundreds of thousands of refugees leaving the Middle East through the Western Balkans. Their voyages are filled with peril and suffering, but along the way they're receiving solidarity and help.

Refugees get aid as they pass through Serbia

By |12 September 2015|

Conflicts, civil strife and economic conditions in the Middle East, Asia and Africa dramatically increased the flow of refugees and economic migrants to Europe in 2015. Many have reached Serbia, where Caritas is providing aid.

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.

Caritas food aid reaches refugees on Greek Macedonia border

By |5 September 2015|

Caritas Greece provided 2000 food kits to refugees and migrants crossing from Greece into Macedonia, as staff describe scene of unforgetable misery and heartbreak.

Macedonia and the refugee and migrant crisis

By |4 September 2015|

Msgr. Antun Cirimotic, secretary general of Caritas Macedonia, says the aim is to help the migrants and refugees travelling through the country by providing them water, food and hygiene materials, so that they have enough until they reach Serbia.

Caritas launches appeal to help refugees in Serbia

By |3 September 2015|

Caritas launches appeal to help refugees and migrants crossing Serbia, providing 100,000 people with food, water, counselling, sleeping bags, health and clothes.

Aid reaches refugees on Greek islands

By |2 September 2015|

Greece is being overwhelmed by refugees and migrants, with a spike in the number of arriving this year. They’re mostly from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. They’re fleeing war and poverty. Caritas aid has reached the islands of Kos and Chios.

August 28, 2015

Inside Calais’s migrant camp

By |28 August 2015|

For some migrants, Calais is the last stage of their journey before reaching the United Kingdom. For others, it’s a limbo. “Jungle 2” is a new site for the migrants, tolerated by the local authorities. There are between 2000 and 3000 people there. Secours Catholique (Caritas France) is working with others to improve the conditions there.

Paediatric HIV top priority says leading AIDS researcher

By |21 August 2015|

A well-known AIDS researcher affirms the goal of Caritas Internationalis “HAART for Children Campaign,” which began in 2009 to promote early diagnosis and treatment of mothers and children living with HIV infection

South eastern Europe sees growing rise in refugees

By |21 August 2015|

Migrants fleeing poverty and persecution in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are trying to get to the European Union through Turkey, Macedonia and Serbia. They face harsh conditions.

July 30, 2015

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    Migrants suffer in a Greece struggling to cope with economic crisis

Migrants suffer in a Greece struggling to cope with economic crisis

By |30 July 2015|

Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees keep arriving to the Greek islands of Kos, Lesvos and Chios.

Pope Francis promotes HIV/AIDS treatment

By |22 July 2015|

When words of greeting, encouragement, and prayerful solidarity were read out from Pope Francis, strong applause was heard among the six thousand participants in the Opening Session of the International AIDS Society’s 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention

Migrant life in Greece in a time of crisis

By |21 July 2015|

The situation in Greece is getting worse by the day. New migrants know about the economic crisis here, but still they decide to come to Greece as it is their entry point to Europe.

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