Volunteers

Caritas Lebanon celebrates its young volunteers

Caritas Lebanon celebrates its young volunteers

Cardinal Sandri invited young men and women to be “protagonists of history” and reminisced the night vigil that took place in Bkerkeh during Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI visit to Lebanon, saying: “The intensity of this prayer was like a beam of light directed towards the Middle Eastern sky, a sky that many wish to see full of dark clouds of violence and war.

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A decade in Darfur: Call me Actcaritas

A decade in Darfur: Call me Actcaritas

Seldom has a joint programme between aid agencies made such a personal impression on an employee, but the partnership of ACT Alliance and Caritas—Protestants and Catholics helping Darfur–struck a cord with an aid worker in the region. Here, he describes why he likes his nickname. My real first name is Abakar. But everyone calls me ...

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Volunteers in Jordan help with influx of Syrian refugees

Volunteers in Jordan help with influx of Syrian refugees

By Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Jordan staff “I like to help others,” said Madleen Qandah, a 21 years old mathematics student in Mafraq. She is volunteering with Caritas Jordan as it aids Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their own country. “I just put myself in the refugees’ shoes and treat them how I would like ...

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Tsunami Zone: A Day in the Life of a Caritas Japan Volunteer

Tsunami Zone: A Day in the Life of a Caritas Japan Volunteer

Interview with Ms. Seiko Ise  More than 2500 people have volunteered for Caritas Japan programs helping survivors of the March2011 tsunami. Here, a Caritas coordinator describes what the volunteers do–and what motivates them.   How do people get started volunteering for Caritas Japan?  People find out about volunteering with Caritas through the internet or from friends. ...

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Caritas volunteers aid Japan’s tsunami survivors

The tsunami that struck Japan in March 2011 was one of the most destructive and terrifying disasters of modern times. Over 15,000 people died; many more saw their homes swept away. Along Japan’s east coast, towering piles of debris stand near the cement foundations of whole neighbourhoods that are now gone. Caritas Japan immediately began ...

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