Deadly cyclone slams into South Pacific islands

By |14 March 2015|

People on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu sheltered in churches and schools as a powerful tropical cyclone hit overnight. Scores are feared dead and thousands affected in one of the largest cyclones to hit the country.
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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.

Four years of war in Syria have left Middle East in ruins

By |12 March 2015|

Four years of war have left Syria in ruins, millions of people have fled and the violence has spread across the region. Caritas is providing aid to 1.2 million people.

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.
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    ‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

‘These women are brave': Caritas women prizewinners honored

By |9 March 2015|

Three courageous women received the "Women, Sowers of Development" prize on International Women's Day (March 8th). The prize, given by Caritas Internationalis and Voices of Faith, honors women whose hard work has transformed their communities, lifting them out of severe poverty.

Liberia’s last Ebola case leaves hospital

By |6 March 2015|

The last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia has been dismissed from the treatment centre. Over the past 12 days, there were no new confirmed cases. If this is maintained for 35 days Liberia will be officially Ebola free.

Nicaraguan farmers win international women’s prize

By |5 March 2015|

Alba Marina and her fellow women farmers are the winners of the "Women, Sowers of Development" award given by Voices of Faith and Caritas Internationalis. In March 2015, Alba Marina traveled to Rome, Italy, to accept the prize on behalf of her community.

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.
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    Farmers and refugees win Caritas-Voices of Faith prize for women

Farmers and refugees win Caritas-Voices of Faith prize for women

By |5 March 2015|

Courageous Syrian refugees and Nicaraguan farmers are the winners of the first-ever “Women, Sowers of Development” award, given to groups that empower women and fight hunger.

Caritas supports Church network to protect the Amazon

By |3 March 2015|

A Church network to protect the Amazon has been officially launched at the Vatican with the support of Caritas.

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.

Displaced pensioners yearn for home in Ukraine

By |2 March 2015|

For those who flee the violence in their towns, needs are high for medicine, clothing, rent, firewood and food. Galina and Alexandre are receiving CRS/Caritas support of a cash grant, in the amount of €265 (US$300), that will allow them to purchase the most critical living items.

“We are always fasting” in Syria

By |26 February 2015|

We are tired and enough really is enough. There is great sadness in Syria at what has happened. It’s difficult for me to think about the hopes for the future of the next generation of Syrians.
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    Caritas to honor “Women, Sowers of Development” at award ceremony on 8 March

Caritas to honor “Women, Sowers of Development” at award ceremony on 8 March

By |23 February 2015|

On 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day, Caritas Internationalis and the Fidel Goetz Foundation will award two 10,000 euro prizes to honor women who have been “sowers of development,” working to end hunger in their communities.