March 11, 2015

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.

Ebola’s impact in rural Liberia

By |13 February 2015|

The devastating reality of the epidemic hits when you visit the rural villages first hit by the epidemic. In Bong County, the Catholic Church has been the only institution able to reach the most remote areas. Talking to the communities there, the scale and impact of Ebola comes home.

Syrian refugees battle winter storm in Lebanon

By |12 February 2015|

Syrian refugees in Lebanon were hit by more bad weather this week as Storm Yohan covered their flimsy shelters with inches of snow and freezing winds whipped through the camps. The refugees worked in sub-zero temperatures to protect their temporary homes.

My first 10 days in Gaza

By |6 February 2015|

Volunteer Sr Bridget Tighe is working with Caritas in Gaza. Shocked by the poverty and despair of the people she has met, also she has been touched by the work of her colleagues and found strength in her faith.

Ebola response in Liberia rolls on

By |4 February 2015|

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed almost 9000 people. But the worst outbreak of Ebola now appears to be slowing, especially in Liberia which now has just a handful of cases. The Caritas response continues in Liberia with more aid arriving.

January 27, 2015

Malawi flood victims need urgent help

By |27 January 2015|

People flooded out of their homes in Malawi are in urgent need of food, shelter, clean water, blankets, clothing, and basic household utensils.