24 hours in Gaza

By |5 August 2014|

Caritas staff continue to provide aid and medical care to the people of Gaza. One of them talks about his daily life.

Cardinal Rodríguez Maradiaga calls for just peace in Gaza

By |31 July 2014|

Caritas Internationalis President says that there must be an urgent end to the fighting, a lifting of the blockade and a negotiated settlement to end the slaughter of children and innocents.

CRS aid gets through to Gaza

By |29 July 2014|

The Israeli offensive in Gaza continues, with civilian casualties, destruction of buildings, damage to infrastructure and internal displacement continuing to rise. During a short ceasefire, CRS reached families whose homes had been totally destroyed.

Not just another nameless casualty in Gaza

By |28 July 2014|

Jalila Ayyad, the first Christian casualty in the conflict in Gaza, died in her home yesterday when a shell hit. One of her sons, Jeries, is in hospital with serious wounds. Caritas Jerusalem is trying to evacuate him out of Gaza to East Jerusalem.

Gaza: ‘The scars will last a lifetime’

By |28 July 2014|

I saw many injured people at the hospital. Their faces were full of fear and sadness. It is hard to describe the desolation that people feel in Gaza.
  • Caritas calls on the international community to ensure existing peace agreements are upheld. Credit: LIz O'Neill/CRS
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    Caritas calls for a ceasefire and the protection of human rights in the Holy Land

Caritas calls for a ceasefire and the protection of human rights in the Holy Land

By |24 July 2014|

Caritas Internationalis (CI) calls on both parties in the Gaza conflict to agree to a permanent ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to get through and for the human rights of Palestinians to be protected.

Caritas appeals for help on behalf of Gazans

By |22 July 2014|

The Caritas emergency programme will provide medical supplies and medicines to four hospitals plus fuel for generators. Two thousand families will receive food parcels and 500 families will be given blankets.

Spiritual and material help for Gazans

By |17 July 2014|

Caritas Jerusalem has appealed for an emergency help in Gaza, but sometimes what people really need is a listening ear or just a kind word.
  • Caritas Jerusalem's team in Gaza carry out home visits following the 2012 military action. Caritas in Gaza provides medical care and treatement through a mobile clinic and a centre. Credit: Caritas Jerusalem
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    Justice and conflict resolution shortest route to Holy Land peace

Justice and conflict resolution shortest route to Holy Land peace

By |11 July 2014|

Over 90 Gazans have been killed following four days of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. Militants have also been firing hundreds of rockets from Gaza into Israel. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the situation ‘is on a knife-edge’.

Pray for peace in the Holy Land with Pope Francis

By |4 June 2014|

Pope Francis has invited Israeli and Palestinian leaders to the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land this Pentecost Sunday. Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga reflects on the pope's call to prayer.

Caritas leaders go to Holy Land to pray for peace

By |9 May 2014|

Caritas directors from various parts of the world as well as the confederation’s secretary general Michel Roy will go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next week. They will be praying for an end to the cycle of violence.

Storm makes life more difficult in Gaza

By |20 December 2013|

Caritas reaches Palestinian families stranded by floods in Gaza after severe storms add to the misery of daily life on the Strip.

Mission to Gaza

By |24 July 2013|

There are 1.7 million Palestinians living in Gaza, a thin strip of land along the Mediterranean, 41 km long and between 6 to 12 km wide. They have been blockaded by Israel since June 2007. A fifth live below the poverty line, according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS).

Post-war Gaza: What have we learned?

By |22 November 2012|

Harout Bedrossian, communications officer for Caritas Jerusalem Finally it is quiet today. Last night’s ceasefire between Palestinian militants in Gaza and Israel put an end to a week of brutal warfare which caused suffering on both sides of the border.

Killed by fear in Gaza

By |21 November 2012|

Salem Boulos Sweilem, a father of five, dies from fear when bombs fall near his home, writes Ameen Sabbagh from Caritas Jerusalem. On the 19th of November 2012, in the middle of the roar of Israeli warplanes that are constantly bombing Gaza.  Salem, a close neighbour to the Caritas Health Centre in Shate Refugee Camp died. On that particular day Salem felt very exhausted and frustrated from lack of sleep, so he went to bed to get some rest. That night Israeli warplanes dropped four missiles each weighing more than a ton on and around the Palestine Stadium, which is about 100 metres from the Caritas Health Centre.

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