Save Aleppo

By |4 May 2016|

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. Joseph, a Caritas Syria employee in Aleppo, sent this report.

Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

By |28 April 2016|

The issue of water in Nepal one year after the earthquake is of real concern for many of the communities Caritas has been speaking to. In the first community we went to in Thokarpa neither the school nor the health centre had water.

“We need the whole world” in Ecuador

By |27 April 2016|

“Part of the idiosyncrasy of human nature is that when pain comes people unite,” says Fr. Euclides. “But they quickly forget about that pain and they forget about the affected. Right now we have a lot of donations, enough to feed our people. What worries me is what happens two weeks from now? How will our provisions be then?”

Pray for Nepal, flex your ‘compassion muscles’

By |25 April 2016|

Communities here in Nepal are resilient and are trying to rebuild their lives and their revive their dreams but they cannot do it without our help.

Reunited one year after Nepal earthquake

By |23 April 2016|

I'm astonished at the resilience shown by the people I met. The Nepalese expression “Ké Karné?”, which can be translated as “What can we do? That's the way things are!”,

Level of damage in Ecuador overwhelming

By |22 April 2016|

Agencies must think about setting up camps and how to provide the basics: water, sanitation, and child-friendly areas. Once that has been accomplished the task will shift to providing temporary housing and eventually how to get people back into homes.

Ecuador earthquake: photo diary

By |22 April 2016|

Images from some of the worst hit parts of Ecuador, which was struck by a powerful earthquake.

Paris climate change deal needs government action

By |21 April 2016|

World leaders will gather at the UN Headquarters in New York on 22 April for the initial signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement.

Pope appeal for Ukraine

By |20 April 2016|

Pope Francis has asked for a special collection 24 April for humanitarian aid for Ukraine. Since the crisis began, Caritas has helped more than 260,000 people.

Church responds to Equador quake

By |20 April 2016|

Immediately after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the coastal province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, more than 500 people arrived at the Cristo Rey (Christ the King) Catholic Cathedral seeking safety.

Tents and rescue boats needed in Ecuador after quake

By |19 April 2016|

Remote parts of Ecuador hit by an earthquake are in desperate need of aid says Caritas.

A hotel and a future following Nepal quake

By |18 April 2016|

Kumari had depended on her hotel for 14 years. One year after the quake that destroyed it, everything was precarious. Caritas was there to help her with both immediate relief and rebuilding her business.

Caritas ready to respond to Ecuador quake

By |18 April 2016|

Caritas Ecuador is scrambling to coordinate relief efforts with the local government to effectively reach those most in need follow a big earthquake.

An earthquake-proof home for 103-year-old Thiramaya

By |18 April 2016|

One year after Nepal earthquake Thiramaya will receive a new earthquake-proof home in which she will have access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.

Shelter priority one year after Nepal quake

By |18 April 2016|

Caritas will invest €36.4 million over the next three years in helping Nepal’s earthquake survivors as the country marks the first anniversary of the disaster. A major focus of the global confederation’s work will be on providing good quality housing.

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