August 11, 2015

Kidnappings in Quaryatayn in Syria

By |11 August 2015|

Syria is being destroyed, day by day, village by village. Raqqa, Idlib, Palmyra and Assyrian villages in Al-Khabour have fallen to Jihadist and fanatic groups. Now it is the turn of Quaryatayn, where 250 Christians have been kidnapped.

Education for displaced Iraqi children

By |7 August 2015|

One of the many things that gets left behind when a family is uprooted by war, is a child’s education. If left without schooling for a prolonged time, the long-term effects on a child’s life and possibilities can be devastating.

Shelter for Iraqis displaced by ISIS

By |6 August 2015|

Wesal Badel’s home used to feel more like a cave than a house. It was made of clay and there were no windows for light or ventilation and the lack of a front door meant snakes and scorpions often found their way in.

Uncertainties for Christians in Iraq

By |4 August 2015|

Many people ask me about the conditions and lives of Christians in Iraq. I don't wish to be pessimistic, but unfortunately the situation is going from bad to worse: bombing, car bombs, suicide bombings, rape, torture, kidnapping and robbery are just some of the agents of death used by ISIS.
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    Caritas helps displaced people in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan

Caritas helps displaced people in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan

By |4 August 2015|

"They stopped me and my wife and children at a roadblock. Then they kept us in a cell for nine months. I was often tortured there...We were very lucky. They released us on payment of a ransom...and because we agreed to become Moslems."

July 13, 2015

Filling the humanitarian expertise gap in Lebanon

By |13 July 2015|

Interview with Caritas Lebanon Director Rita Rhayem on improving relief efforts for refugees.

June 26, 2015

Fears grow over fate of Hassakeh in Syria

By |26 June 2015|

Caritas Syria president Msgr. Audo says fears are growing for people in Hassakeh as fighting spreads, causing families to flee and the Caritas office to close.

Syrian refugees in dramatic need in Turkey

By |24 June 2015|

Women and children refugees recently arrived from Syria to Turkey are living in extremely difficult conditions. Caritas is able to some aid but more is needed.

Film: Decent work for domestic workers in Lebanon

By |21 June 2015|

Migrant domestic workers should be treated with the same respect as any other worker: “Treat others as you want to be treated”. That's the message of a film by Caritas Lebanon to coincide with forth anniversary of an internation convention setting labour standards for domestic workers.
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    What is their tomorrow going to be: Drawings from Syrian children

What is their tomorrow going to be: Drawings from Syrian children

By |19 June 2015|

Caritas tries to create a space where a child can express their feelings emotionally. These are pictures of what the children feared the most.

Photos from Iraq one year after fall of Mosul

By |19 June 2015|

A photo story on the Christian, Yazidi and other religious minorities who fled persecution last June to Kurdistan, where they're in desperate need of help.

Bleak future for Iraqi refugees in Jordan

By |19 June 2015|

Jordan hosts 1.4 million Syrians, 500,000 Iraqis, and 500,000 Palestinians, in addition to 35,000 Yemeni. Caritas Jordan provides food, shelter, medical care, counselling, education and other aid. The numbers in need are overwhelming, but every refugee helped is a victory.

May 20, 2015

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    End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

By |20 May 2015|

Caritas leaders said that ending hunger by 2025 is an achievable goal if we support family and small scale farming during Caritas Day at the Milan 2015 Expo.
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    ‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

‘Personal attitude’ and Christian identity key to Caritas work, says Vatican Secretary of State

By |16 May 2015|

"Shaking someone's hand, looking into their eyes, offering a friendly presence, saving a person from loneliness--these should be the concern of Caritas," said Cardinal Pietro Parolin during a homily at a Mass for Caritas clergy and staff.

Cardinal Tagle elected president of Caritas Internationalis

By |14 May 2015|

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines has been elected as the new president of Caritas Internationalis at the confederation's 20th General Assembly in Rome.

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