“Blossoms of prayer” for the world’s migrants

By |9 July 2014|

Unfortunately rather than creating the conditions for a “globalisation of spirit” where we live in a state of peaceful co-existence and fraternity, we are increasingly experiencing a “globalisation of indifference”.

Migrants making their home in Morocco

By |9 July 2014|

Morocco used to be a ‘transit country’ for migrants – one through which they would pass on their way to Europe. Now, more and more migrants are settling in Morocco. Europe wants Morocco to be a ‘guardian’ so the migrants stay there.

Rehabilitation project for flood victims in Burundi

By |8 July 2014|

On 11 April Caritas Burundi launched an emergency appeal for the rehabilitation of 12,000 displaced persons gathered at the Kinama I and II, Buterere I and II, and Gatunguru reception centres.
  • Amar, 18, a newly arrived Syrian refugee woman victim of a trauma, poses on June 19, 2014 at Caritas Migrant Center in Dahr El Ain, near Tripoli. Amar is catatonic and didn't speak for the last 6 months. The background shows a drawing made by 100 women for the Women's Day on March 8, 2014. Credit: Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas
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    Married at 14: What early marriage means for Syrian refugees

Married at 14: What early marriage means for Syrian refugees

By |2 July 2014|

The law in Syria sets the minimum age of marriage at 17 for boys and 16 for girls. However, religious leaders are allowed to approve informal marriages at the age of 13 for girls and 16 for boys.

A day in the life: Syrian refugees in Lebanon

By |2 July 2014|

Lebanon is home to a million Syrian refugees, more than any other nation. And Bekaa is home to 400,000 of those, more than anywhere else in the country.

And still they come: Syrian refugees in Lebanon

By |2 July 2014|

Syrians continue to flee the war in their country, crossing the border to Lebanon and other neighbouring countries. Even if it is to face a life of uncertainty as a refugee, they say they have no choice because they have to save their children.

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.

Serbian recovery after historic floods

By |30 June 2014|

Nearly one month after terrible flooding hit the Balkans, Caritas relief programme is shifting from an emergency phase towards rehabilitation phase.

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.
  • In too many other countries, both European and non-European, children are still detained for the sole reason of asking international protection or for being on the territory without permission. Credit: Worms/Caritas
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    Ending Child Immigration Detention: More than a Utopian Pursuit

Ending Child Immigration Detention: More than a Utopian Pursuit

By |19 June 2014|

In too many other countries, both European and non-European, children are still detained for the sole reason of asking international protection or for being on the territory without permission.

Syria needs international help to find the path to peace

By |17 June 2014|

Message by Msgr Antoine Audo, president of Caritas Syria: "...We ask that fighting ceases and that the arms trade which feeds the war in Syria is stopped. Help Syria refind the path to reconciliation and peace through the support of the international community..."

Syrian refugees need a safe passage to other countries

By |16 June 2014|

On World Refugee Day, Caritas urges nations around the world to give Syrian refugees a humanitarian entry visa to help guarantee their safety and well-being as they flee the war in their country.

Caritas marks Domestic Workers’ Day

By |16 June 2014|

Caritas has campaigned for countries to ratify the Convention on Domestic Workers as this would offer protection from abuses and reinforce the rights of people who work in other people’s homes either caring for family members or cooking or cleaning.

Trafficked from Nigeria to Greece for prostitution

By |12 June 2014|

It was only when we were on the plane flying to Greece that I realised something was wrong. The woman gave me a document with a name that wasn’t mine.

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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