April 24, 2015

World abandons Aleppo as arms continue to flow

By |24 April 2015|

An interview with Bishop Antoine Audo SJ, Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and Caritas Syria President, as fighting spreads across Syria's largest city.

Mediterranean migrants dying of European indifference

By |21 April 2015|

Over 800 people died in a migrant shipwreck off the coast of Libya. Only 27 people are thought to have survived the tragedy. Caritas Catania was at the port when their ship arrived at midnight in Sicily. Don Piero Galvano, director of Caritas Catania gives his thoughts.

Urgent action after more tragedy in Mediterranean

By |20 April 2015|

Caritas is calling for the European Union to act quickly as yet more migrants drown in Mediterranean Sea.

March 26, 2015

Harsh life for Iraqis in Kurdistan

By |26 March 2015|

Caritas has decided to help the isolated families in remote locations up to the Syrian border, where often no one is aware of the needs of displaced persons, and where almost no agency can get to.
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    Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution arrive in Lebanon with nothing

Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution arrive in Lebanon with nothing

By |13 March 2015|

Caritas centres have seen an increase in the numbers of Iraqi refugees arriving in Lebanon in need of support since ISIS (Daech) extremists swept across northern Iraq in 2014.

Syrian refugees struggle to access healthcare in Lebanon

By |11 March 2015|

The Lebanese health system is largely private. For poor Syrian refugees in need of medical care, this is an enormous issue. Caritas is one of the only organisations in Lebanon supporting medical fees.

Tale of two Syrian refugee families in Lebanon

By |11 March 2015|

The situation for Syrian refugees in Lebanon is tough, and the needs are enormous, but as the humanitarian crisis enters its fifth year Caritas staff are meeting this overwhelming situation with dedication and perseverance, and in many cases being the crucial difference between survival and destitution.

Syrian refugee women in Lebanon win international prize

By |5 March 2015|

Reem and a small group of community leaders set up a women’s workshop in Shatila to teach embroidery, computers, and English. Called “Basmeh and Zeitooneh”, they are one of the winners of a “Women, Sowers of Development” prize awarded by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith.

Hard life of wait for Calais migrants

By |2 March 2015|

Calais is a dead end for many migrants. They arrive there hoping to get into Britain, where they think they will get work.

February 12, 2015

Syrian refugees battle winter storm in Lebanon

By |12 February 2015|

Syrian refugees in Lebanon were hit by more bad weather this week as Storm Yohan covered their flimsy shelters with inches of snow and freezing winds whipped through the camps. The refugees worked in sub-zero temperatures to protect their temporary homes.

Day of prayer against human trafficking

By |5 February 2015|

“Governments, employers and consumers need to send a clear signal that trafficking will not be tolerated. The life of Josephine Bakhita inspires us to step up our actions on ending this crime.”

January 21, 2015

Winter highlights desperation of Syrians

By |21 January 2015|

Snow and freezing temperatures in the Middle East have left millions of Syrians in even greater need without the means to protect themselves against the weather.

Refugees left out in cold in Middle East

By |14 January 2015|

Syrians and Iraqis struggling to cope with war in their own countries or as refugees far from home are now facing freezing weather conditions as one of the worst winter storms in decades hits the Middle East.

Winter storm hits refugees in Middle East

By |8 January 2015|

A winter storm has blanketed much of the Middle East in snow, leaving refugees huddling for warmth in their makeshift tents. Caritas has run winterization programmes, providing fuel, warm clothes and bedding and making tents and accommodation more resistant to cold conditions.

December 24, 2014

Christmas message of hope for Syria

By |24 December 2014|

Caritas Syria President Bishop Audo says he feels attacked by the poverty in his country but finds hope in the Christmas message.

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