July 21, 2015

Migrant life in Greece in a time of crisis

By |21 July 2015|

The situation in Greece is getting worse by the day. New migrants know about the economic crisis here, but still they decide to come to Greece as it is their entry point to Europe.

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 25, 2015

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    Caritas warns of the risks the crisis has entailed for Spain before the UN Human Rights Council

Caritas warns of the risks the crisis has entailed for Spain before the UN Human Rights Council

By |25 June 2015|

Caritas Internationalis spoke at the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva(25 June 2015) within the scope of the Universal Period Review (EPU) of Spain.

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.

Refugees from Burundi find shelter in Rwanda

By |23 June 2015|

Burundians have fled political violence to neighbouring countries like Rwanda, where Caritas is helping them by providing food.

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.

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.