January 5, 2016

Tragedy in Niger for people fleeing Boko Haram

By |5 January 2016|

Caritas says people fleeing Boko Haram fighters are facing a “tragedy” in Niger. Tens of thousands of people are living under trees or out in the open after escaping from their towns and villages in the wake of the fundamentalist insurgent advances.

December 31, 2015

Message on World Day of Peace from Syria

By |31 December 2015|

President of Caritas Syria Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo calls for peace in Syria as Caritas Internationalis looks to launch a global campaign.

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.

Burundi on brink of catastrophe

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas Internationalis is concerned by the escalation of violence and deterioration of human rights in Burundi.

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.

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.

November 24, 2015

Caritas tackling root causes of Ethiopia food shortage

By |24 November 2015|

Caritas is appealing for funds help build farmers’ and communties’ resilience to drought in response to food shortages in Ethiopia.
  • Hanna Loha and her family benefits from Caritas Drought Recovery and Rehabilitation project (DRR). Caritas supplies improved seeds for cash crops and vegetables as well as technical support. Photo by Ethiopian Catholic Secretariat
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    Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

Ethiopian Catholic Church calls for efforts to tackle food crisis and environment

By |13 November 2015|

Massive food shortages, leaving millions of people hungry, and environmental degradation were two of the issues discussed during Ethiopia Catholic Church Partners’ annual coordination meeting was held on November 5-6, 2015 in Addis Ababa.

Afghan refugees to Europe is still on the rise

By |13 November 2015|

For a decade, Afghans have been the largest source country for refugees in the world, but this was overtaken by Syrian refugees in 2014. Yet, the numbers of Afghan entering Europe is still on the rise, making up twenty per cent of all refugees.
  • Ambulance drivers in Sierra Leone. One rule the ambulance drivers follow in order to show respect for the deceased and their family is to not use the vehicle’s siren. Photo by Louise Norton/ CAFOD
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    Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

By |6 November 2015|

On the eve of Sierra Leone being declared ebola-free, Caritas says the impact of the epidemic is likely to linger long into the future in the West African country.

Aid and compassion for refugees in Croatia

By |5 November 2015|

Caritas Croatia has a large operation in Opatovac, with 56 volunteers working day and night to provide food and clothes. The organisation has also supplied 200 bunk beds for weary refugees.

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