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.

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 wish for World Refugee Day

By |19 June 2014|

There are over a million of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. They express their hopes for peace as they mark World Refugee Day.

Chaos grips Central African Republic

By |11 June 2014|

Bishop of Bossangoa says rival fighters are terrorizing the Central African Republic, the government has lost control and the international community isn’t doing enough. He is calling for urgent action.
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    End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

By |5 June 2014|

One of the important ministerial sessions at the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, being held in London from 10-13 June, will be about the role and responsibilities of faith networks in helping to bring to an end this terrible crime.

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.

#TimeToAct: End sexual violence in conflict

By |30 May 2014|

Caritas is joining Vatican officials, the UK government and other faith-based organisations to stamp out this crime.

Lifeline to Central African Republic

By |29 May 2014|

Caritas is the last aid agency operating in some of the most dangerous areas in the Central African Republic, providing life-saving food, medicine and shelter in a country torn apart by war.

Pope praises Caritas on Holy Land visit

By |26 May 2014|

"My thoughts are also for the charity work performed by Church institutions like Caritas Jordan and others, who, by caring for the needy without distinction of religion, ethnicity or ideology, have shown the splendor of the charitable face of the merciful Jesus.," said Pope Francis on Holy Land pilgrimmage.

Peace slow to trickle down in South Sudan

By |22 May 2014|

Peace in South Sudan has yet to trickle down to the ground as people remain reluctant to return to their homes after fleeing months of conflict.

Cardinal Rodriguez visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

By |22 May 2014|

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga met with a group of Syrian refugees in Jordan and shared with them a message of solidarity from Pope Francis.

Crisis worsening in South Sudan

By |21 May 2014|

South Sudan is heading for famine unless urgent action is taken now to provide humanitarian aid and for aid agencies to reach those in need.

Act on poverty to free Nigerian schoolgirls

By |20 May 2014|

Nigerian Bishop Lucius Iwejuru Ugorji argues that tackling poverty, corruption and poor governance are essential as the country struggles with extremists responsible for seizing 200 school girls.

Holy Land pilgrims look to papal visit

By |19 May 2014|

Caritas members took part in the pilgrimage to holy sites from 12 – 16 May. They witnessed the difficult lives of Palestinians and called on Christians, Muslims and Jews to work together to bring about peace.

Syrian children learning to hope

By |16 May 2014|

Syrian children risk becoming a lost generation unless they receive education. Caritas and the Church are providing school support inside the country and across the region.

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