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.

April 17, 2016

“You are not alone”: Pope Francis in Lesbos

By |17 April 2016|

Caritas staff met Pope Francis on his ecumenical visit to Lesbos, where he was raising the plight of refugees.

March 18, 2016

Peace is possible says Syrian bishop at UN

By |18 March 2016|

Bishop Antoine Audo, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria, addressed a side event at the United Nations in Geneva on the crisis in Syria.

Myanmar looks to the future with hope

By |17 March 2016|

Speaking at the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon Charles Bo spoke about the future of Myanmar.

February 23, 2016

Fear and hunger stalk Burundi

By |23 February 2016|

Burundi has been on edge since April 2015 when its president, Pierre Nkurunziza, decided to run for a controversial third term in office. The political drama sparked bloody street protests, a failed coup attempt and plunged the country into its worst crisis since the end of a civil war in 2005.

January 5, 2016

Tragedy in Niger for people fleeing Boko Haram

By |5 January 2016|

Caritas says people fleeing Boko Haram fighters are facing a “tragedy” in Niger. Tens of thousands of people are living under trees or out in the open after escaping from their towns and villages in the wake of the fundamentalist insurgent advances.

December 31, 2015

Message on World Day of Peace from Syria

By |31 December 2015|

President of Caritas Syria Bishop Antoine Audo of Aleppo calls for peace in Syria as Caritas Internationalis looks to launch a global campaign.

Caritas launches Ukraine appeal

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas is appealing for support for Ukraine to help people caught in conflict get through the winter. The appeal for Euros 1.5 million will focus on shelter, winterisation, psycho-social support and access to basic health services.

Burundi on brink of catastrophe

By |17 December 2015|

Caritas Internationalis is concerned by the escalation of violence and deterioration of human rights in Burundi.

War’s lasting trauma in Ukraine

By |2 December 2015|

Lives ripped apart by the horrors of war and how Caritas Ukraine is helping families heal the wounds.

October 21, 2015

Caritas Jerusalem calls for calm

By |21 October 2015|

Caritas Jerusalem is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence and widespread loss of civilian life in the occupied Palestinian territory and in Israel. In a statement, Caritas Jerusalem condemned attacks against Palestinian and Israeli civilians.

Stop escalation of West Bank violence

By |9 October 2015|

Caritas Jerusalem is increasingly concerned about the escalating violence in the West Bank between Israeli settlers and Palestinians.

September 29, 2015

To go or not to go: a Syrian asks the question

By |29 September 2015|

Shiar is an English Literature scholar and a Syrian refugee. He is travelling to Europe with his family. He spoke to Caritas in Kara Tepe transit camp on Lesbos about the journey so far.

Syrians reflect on refugee option

By |23 September 2015|

Syrians are giving up hope that a solution to the war is possible and seeking safety in Europe. Caritas Syrian staff and beneficaries reflect on the question every family is asking of themselves: whether to leave their beloved country.

August 20, 2015

Religious leaders in CAR awarded for peace efforts

By |20 August 2015|

Christian and Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic received an international award for their role in preventing sectarian war in their country.

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