December 16, 2014

Tsunami 10 years: before and after in Aceh

By |16 December 2014|

On 26 December 2004, an earthquake in the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami that devastated India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Aceh. Over a quarter of a million people were killed and 1.5 million made homeless.

Beyond the tsunami waves

By |16 December 2014|

One positive result of the tsunami is that our Caritas national organisations and their ties with communities are strengthened. They’ve been able to use that strength as a gateway for other integral human development efforts.

Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

By |15 December 2014|

In addition to providing health care for other illnesses and establishing strict infection control procedures and screening areas in order to prevent transmission of the virus in the health care setting, the Church has mobilized a community response and community education in order to engage clergy and local parish groups in efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.

Caritas and Church groups aid Ebola orphans in West Africa

By |10 December 2014|

Children whose parents have died; children who have recovered from the virus themselves; children whose families and sense of security have been shattered by the emotional and economic toll of the disease—huge numbers of children in West Africa have been affected by Ebola over the past terrifying months.

Philippines: Haiyan survivors to Hagupit responders

By |9 December 2014|

In 2013, the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Now their emergency unit is giving relief assistance to people affected by Typhoon Hagupit in Catbalogan City, Samar.

Philippines weathers Typhoon Hagupit as aid arrives

By |8 December 2014|

Filipinos are breathing a sigh of relief after Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, passed over their islands without causing major damage. Caritas has been giving out food and other emergency supplies.

Caritas ready as Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines

By |6 December 2014|

As typhoon hits, Caritas Philippines says local staff in the storm's path have been stockpiling food and emergency supplies for people in need.

November 30, 2014

Advent appeal: the Holy Family and our family

By |30 November 2014|

Like Syrian and Iraqi refugees today — like people fleeing conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the first thing the Holy Family needed was food.
  • Pape François : « il faut plus de courage pour faire la paix, que pour la guerre »
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    Cease provocations and facilitate meaningful negotiations in the Palestine

Cease provocations and facilitate meaningful negotiations in the Palestine

By |28 November 2014|

Let us, on this International Day, pray that the parties cease provocations and create an environment conducive to meaningful negotiations.

More Caritas relief supplies arrive in Ebola-hit countries

By |25 November 2014|

Caritas member Cordaid in the Netherlands is sending thousands of kilos of medical supplies and equipment to Ebola-hit West Africa.

New Ebola burials reflect religious concerns

By |11 November 2014|

In partnership with the Red Cross, Caritas Internationalis and other faith based organisation, the World Health Organisation has updated step-by-step processes for safe and dignified burials in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.

Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis in pictures

By |10 November 2014|

Greeting friends without hugging, waiting for relatives to emerge from quarantine, calling an ambulance that doesn’t arrive—this is what daily life in Sierra Leone looks like as Ebola ravages the West African country.

October 31, 2014

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan

By |31 October 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 800,000 people affected by the Super Cyclone Haiyan in the first twelve months since the storm hit the Philippines on 8 November.
  • Flora in her new home built by CORDAID, a member of Caritas in the Netherland. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Thanks to Caritas members CAFOD and CORDAID, Flora and her family have moved into a new house, with a concrete base and a galvanised iron roof.
  • Ronald and nurse  Hilda Ponferrada, who saved many people’s lives. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Ronald says that coming back to the hospital is an important milestone. “I am very happy,” he says. “I’m glad I’ve seen Hilda, and glad that she’s alive.

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