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.

A normal day in Gaza

By |23 June 2015|

Sr Bridget Tighe is helping Caritas in Gaza respond to the needs of a people living in poverty and misery. She reflects on the 5th month of her mission.

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.

Gardens of safety in Chad from Africa’s wars

By |23 June 2015|

Caritas is giving families orginally from Chad and who have now returned agricultural training, tools and seeds so that they can become self sufficient.

A childhood on the streets in Djibouti

By |22 June 2015|

Caritas gets a large number of children into basic schooling and a small group of adolescents into a vocational college where they can learn a trade.

Film: Decent work for domestic workers in Lebanon

By |21 June 2015|

Migrant domestic workers should be treated with the same respect as any other worker: “Treat others as you want to be treated”. That's the message of a film by Caritas Lebanon to coincide with forth anniversary of an internation convention setting labour standards for domestic workers.
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    What is their tomorrow going to be: Drawings from Syrian children

What is their tomorrow going to be: Drawings from Syrian children

By |19 June 2015|

Caritas tries to create a space where a child can express their feelings emotionally. These are pictures of what the children feared the most.

Photos from Iraq one year after fall of Mosul

By |19 June 2015|

A photo story on the Christian, Yazidi and other religious minorities who fled persecution last June to Kurdistan, where they're in desperate need of help.

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.

“On the care of our Common Home” gallery

By |18 June 2015|

Pope Francis’ new encyclical is an urgent call to debate the issue of human ecology and our relationship with the environment. It is called “Laudato Si’, On the Care of our Common Home”.
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    Pope Francis plans for radical change in encyclical on caring for our common home

Pope Francis plans for radical change in encyclical on caring for our common home

By |18 June 2015|

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” asks Pope Francis in his first encyclical, as he offers a positive plan to tackle climate change, inequality, poverty and exclusion.

Caritas and climate change FAQs

By |18 June 2015|

The world’s poorest people are being hit hardest by climate extremes. Typhoons and floods destroy entire communities, damaging homes and property. Drought, erratic rainfall, or unpredictable growing seasons lead to smaller harvests, or no harvests at all--leaving millions hungry.

Not “by bread alone”

By |16 June 2015|

By serving the poor we serve our Master. We deliver a message of hope, just like Pope Francis will do with his encyclical and has been doing ever since his election. In this way, we are truly Caritas.

Responding to psychological needs of Ebola Orphans

By |16 June 2015|

Countless children were greatly affected and continue to be affected by the Ebola outbreak that ravaged both their lives as well as their families more than just physically.

Reaching marginalised communities in quake-hit Nepal

By |11 June 2015|

With the help from Catholic communities aroud teh world, Caritas is extending its outreach to those affected by April’s catastrophic earthquake to some of the most difficult to reach areas of Nepal.