Giving hope to the Middle East

By |17 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis conference 15-17 September in Rome on Middle East commits to working more on advocacy, peacebuilding and community resilence.

Cardinal Rodriguez: Middle East is greatest crisis

By |15 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis president on how the crises in Gaza, Syria, Iraq and the persecution of Christian and other minorities in the Middle East are the greatest emergency the world has faced since the end of the Second World War.

Caritas conference on turmoil in Middle East

By |11 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga will open a High Level Caritas meeting 15-17 September in Rome on Syria, Gaza and Iraq.

[Infographic] Middle East in crisis

By |5 September 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 1 million people affected by the crises in Syria, Gaza and Iraq, but with turmoil deepening, needs are growing while resources shrink.

Uncertain future for Iraqi Christians

By |5 September 2014|

Communications officer Caroline Brennan visited Iraqi Christian and other religious minorities who have fled persecution from Islamic State militants.
  • A Syrian refugee boy points at the Syrian flag he draws as he takes part in a computer classe on June 19, 2014 at Caritas Migrant Centre in Dahr El Ain, near Tripoli. Photo by Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas
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    Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

By |3 September 2014|

Caritas Lebanon is boosting its activities to continue supporting Syrian refugees. It will also help vulnerable Lebanese families and Iraqi Christians who have fled persecution.

World needs to act on Iraq

By |22 August 2014|

Caritas Iraq’s Nabil Nissan says the international community must act urgently to end the suffering of Iraqi people.

Caritas stands with Iraqi people

By |21 August 2014|

As the conflict in Iraq deepens, Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga sends Church leaders and the people of Iraq a message of support.

Caritas relief reaches families in Iraq

By |18 August 2014|

Caritas is providing food, water, bedding and essential living supplies to Christian, Yazidis and other religious minorities as they flee violence in Iraq.

Caritas aids Iraqi minorities fleeing fighting

By |6 August 2014|

Shia Muslims, Christians and Yazidi are fleeing violence in their thousands as extremisits seize more territory in the north of Iraqi. Caritas is providing food and other aid to those in desperate need..

Caritas aids families caught in Iraq conflict

By |1 July 2014|

Heavy clashes in northern Iraq have sparked a humanitarian crisis. Caritas Iraq is helping families with food, bedding and hugiene kits as they seek shelter in churches, mosques and with relatives.

A Synod for the Middle East

By |7 July 2011|

Recognising the need for a way for ward in peace and reconciliation, the first synod specifically dedicated to the Middle East was convened in October. Representatives from Caritas Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon and Joseph Farah, the President of Caritas Middle East and North Africa (MONA) took part.

Remembering Caritas Iraq’s fallen heroes

By |25 November 2010|

The Caritas Iraq’s approach to poverty and conflict in the country includes a community volunteer programme. Caritas Iraq also runs peacebuilding projects bringing Christian and Muslim people together in a safe environment to share experiences.
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    Quiet Tragedy: Refugee Family Flees Iraq in Search of Help for Daughter

Quiet Tragedy: Refugee Family Flees Iraq in Search of Help for Daughter

By |29 August 2010|

Caritas is also providing some financial help to offset the costs of the medicines Hanine must take daily. At $90 each month, it is a sum far beyond the reach of Adnan, who has managed only 10 days of work as an illegal laborer.

A lifeline for Iraqi refugees in Turkey

By |23 June 2010|

“I was told to leave my country or die,” said Sanaa*. “They didn’t say why.” So in 2009, Sanaa left all she had worked for in Baghdad to go and live in Istanbul. She had friends in the Turkish capital, but nothing else. “Things are hard here. I left behind my house, my friends, my family and my job. I was a dentist in Iraq but I don’t have a job in Turkey because the language is very difficult,” said Sanaa. “I’m zero here. I don’t know what my future is. I depend on myself for everything. Before, my family used to help me,” she said. Caritas Turkey supports Iraqi refugees through theWomen’s Solidarity Group in Istanbul. The group is a lifeline for Iraqi women, for whom the challenges of being alone in a new country are enormous. It helps them tackle their sense of alienation and offers an environment in which [...]

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