October 21, 2016

Humanitarian crisis looms as Mosul battle rages in Iraq

By |21 October 2016|

Caritas is preparing for a wave of people fleeing the embattled Iraqi city of Mosul. Between 1.2 to 1.5 million people could be affected and 200,000 could flee in the first few weeks.

Stop Aleppo bombing

By |7 October 2016|

100,000 children are among those trapped in the beseiged Syrian city of Aleppo. An urgent ceasefire is needed to get the injured out and food and other aid in.

Prayers for Syria with Pope Francis

By |5 October 2016|

Pope Francis will lead 10,000 people in prayer for Syria during a 31 October ecumenical event in Sweden.

September 29, 2016

Pope Francis calls for Middle East peacemakers

By |29 September 2016|

Pope Francis met with Church workers on the crisis in Syria and Iraq 29 September in the Vatican. There were representatives of 40 Catholic aid agencies and Churches engaged there in humanitarian operations, including Caritas organisations.

Syria’s tragedy in black and white

By |27 September 2016|

Nowhere is the level of destruction in Syria more evident than in the city of Homs. One of the first theatres of war between government and rebel forces, the sprawling, ancient metropolis has been turned into a post-apocalyptic landscape.

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.

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