August 29, 2016

Caritas Syria on frontline in Hassakeh

By |29 August 2016|

The Kurdish YPG militia launched a major assault 16 August against the government-controlled parts of the Syrian city. The Caritas office was on the frontline. Our staff tell their stories.

Humanitarian crisis in Aleppo

By |11 August 2016|

Caritas Syria will offer food and medical support to 150 families forced to flee recent fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo as wider crisis looms.

Crossing deserts, climbing fences and dreaming of Europe

By |9 August 2016|

I travelled to Rabat and went to Caritas. They gave me some clothes and medication and they paid for a place for me to live.
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    Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

By |5 August 2016|

Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.

July 21, 2016

What kind of future awaits Gaza?

By |21 July 2016|

Life conditions in Gaza can only lead to a growing hatred. Some wonder what will become of the young generation.
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    “Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

“Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign

By |5 July 2016|

Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas Internationalis ‘Syria: Peace is Possible’ campaign

June 18, 2016

What future for Syrians in Turkey?

By |18 June 2016|

Giving the Syrian refugees something to hope for is a key. Caritas provides a space for children to play, do art, make friends and even garden.

A day in the life of a Syrian mother in Turkey

By |18 June 2016|

Yusra wakes up at 4 am. She will spend the next 12 hours in the fields picking fruit and vegetables alongside other Syrian refugees.

Laudato Si’ – one year on

By |13 June 2016|

One year since the launch of Laudato Si', Caritas has heard Pope Francis’ call and answered his challenge with a concrete plan of action.

May 4, 2016

Save Aleppo

By |4 May 2016|

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. Joseph, a Caritas Syria employee in Aleppo, sent this report.

March 30, 2016

Cardinal Tagle meets migrants workers in Lebanon

By |30 March 2016|

There are over a quarter of a million migrant domestic women workers in Lebanon. Caritas Lebanon is one of the few local organisations making efforts to ensure decent working conditions.

Peace is possible says Syrian bishop at UN

By |18 March 2016|

Bishop Antoine Audo, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria, addressed a side event at the United Nations in Geneva on the crisis in Syria.

Cardinal Tagle visits Syrian refugees in Lebanon

By |15 March 2016|

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle visited a refugee camp in Lebanon in February 2016 as part of the Syria: Peace is Possible Campaign.

February 25, 2016

Kidnapped family of Caritas Syria worker freed

By |25 February 2016|

On the 22 February 2015, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) attacked villages along the Khabour river in northern Syria. They kidnapped around 230 Assyrian Christians, including the family of a Caritas Syria staff member. They have just been released along with all the other hostages.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon need shelter

By |18 February 2016|

Caritas interviewed 288 Syrian refugee families in Beirut, Tripoli, and Saida. It found that refugee households paid an average $291 in rent and were forced to spend an average three-quarters (76%) of their total income on rental.

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