March 19, 2015

Church critical role in cyclone response on Vanuatu

By |19 March 2015|

Caritas Australia and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand are leading the Caritas Internationalis response in Vanuatu with the Catholic Church after the Pacific island nation was devastated by Cyclone Pam.

Vanuatu counts cost of Cyclone Pam

By |16 March 2015|

Up to 90 percent of buildings on one of Vanuatu main islands have been destroyed or damaged as aid workers rush to help survivors of Cyclone Pam. Caritas has sent emergency staff to Vanuatu to link up with local church structures.

Deadly cyclone slams into South Pacific islands

By |14 March 2015|

People on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu sheltered in churches and schools as a powerful tropical cyclone hit overnight. Scores are feared dead and thousands affected in one of the largest cyclones to hit the country.
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    Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution arrive in Lebanon with nothing

Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution arrive in Lebanon with nothing

By |13 March 2015|

Caritas centres have seen an increase in the numbers of Iraqi refugees arriving in Lebanon in need of support since ISIS (Daech) extremists swept across northern Iraq in 2014.

Four years of war in Syria have left Middle East in ruins

By |12 March 2015|

Four years of war have left Syria in ruins, millions of people have fled and the violence has spread across the region. Caritas is providing aid to 1.2 million people.

Syrian refugees struggle to access healthcare in Lebanon

By |11 March 2015|

The Lebanese health system is largely private. For poor Syrian refugees in need of medical care, this is an enormous issue. Caritas is one of the only organisations in Lebanon supporting medical fees.

Tale of two Syrian refugee families in Lebanon

By |11 March 2015|

The situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon is tough, and the needs are enormous, but as the humanitarian crisis enters its fifth year Caritas staff are meeting this overwhelming situation with dedication and perseverance, and in many cases being the crucial difference between survival and destitution.
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    ‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

By |9 March 2015|

Three courageous women received the "Women, Sowers of Development" prize on International Women's Day (March 8th). The prize, given by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith, honors women whose hard work has transformed their communities, lifting them out of severe poverty.

Liberia’s last Ebola case leaves hospital

By |6 March 2015|

The last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia has been dismissed from the treatment centre. Over the past 12 days, there were no new confirmed cases. If this is maintained for 35 days Liberia will be officially Ebola free.

Syrian refugee women in Lebanon win international prize

By |5 March 2015|

Reem and a small group of community leaders set up a women’s workshop in Shatila to teach embroidery, computers, and English. Called “Basmeh and Zeitooneh”, they are one of the winners of a “Women, Sowers of Development” prize awarded by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith.

Displaced pensioners yearn for home in Ukraine

By |2 March 2015|

For those who flee the violence in their towns, needs are high for medicine, clothing, rent, firewood and food. Galina and Alexandre are receiving CRS/Caritas support of a cash grant, in the amount of €265 (US$300), that will allow them to purchase the most critical living items.

February 26, 2015

“We are always fasting” in Syria

By |26 February 2015|

We are tired and enough really is enough. There is great sadness in Syria at what has happened. It’s difficult for me to think about the hopes for the future of the next generation of Syrians.

Hope surviving in Ukraine

By |20 February 2015|

Nadiya, 55, whose name means ‘hope’, is caught up in a conflict that she says she never saw coming. She doesn’t know whether she’ll ever see her home in again.

Caritas helping war devastated Ukraine

By |20 February 2015|

Around 1.5 million Ukrainians in the east of the country have been uprooted by war. People who had homes and jobs find themselves crammed into a small room or two and are largely dependent on charity. Caritas has so far helped people with essential aid.

UK lawmakers hear religious leaders on Ebola recovery

By |13 February 2015|

Religious leaders will play a vital role in tackling the "enormous social challenges" caused by the Ebola outbreak in West African countries.

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