Kidnappings in Quaryatayn in Syria

By |11 August 2015|

Syria is being destroyed, day by day, village by village. Raqqa, Idlib, Palmyra and Assyrian villages in Al-Khabour have fallen to Jihadist and fanatic groups. Now it is the turn of Quaryatayn, where 250 Christians have been kidnapped.

Education for displaced Iraqi children

By |7 August 2015|

One of the many things that gets left behind when a family is uprooted by war, is a child’s education. If left without schooling for a prolonged time, the long-term effects on a child’s life and possibilities can be devastating.
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    Migrants and asylum seekers are vulnerable to modern slavery

Migrants and asylum seekers are vulnerable to modern slavery

By |6 August 2015|

The most vulnerable to slavery conditions are those who, due to poverty, lack of other possibilities or indebtedness, accept irregular work and fall prey to traffickers who severely exploit them and make it impossible for them to leave.

Shelter for Iraqis displaced by ISIS

By |6 August 2015|

Wesal Badel’s home used to feel more like a cave than a house. It was made of clay and there were no windows for light or ventilation and the lack of a front door meant snakes and scorpions often found their way in.

Uncertainties for Christians in Iraq

By |4 August 2015|

Many people ask me about the conditions and lives of Christians in Iraq. I don't wish to be pessimistic, but unfortunately the situation is going from bad to worse: bombing, car bombs, suicide bombings, rape, torture, kidnapping and robbery are just some of the agents of death used by ISIS.
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    Caritas helps displaced people in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan

Caritas helps displaced people in the north of Iraqi Kurdistan

By |4 August 2015|

"They stopped me and my wife and children at a roadblock. Then they kept us in a cell for nine months. I was often tortured there...We were very lucky. They released us on payment of a ransom...and because we agreed to become Moslems."
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    Migrants suffer in a Greece struggling to cope with economic crisis

Migrants suffer in a Greece struggling to cope with economic crisis

By |30 July 2015|

Tens of thousands of migrants and refugees keep arriving to the Greek islands of Kos, Lesvos and Chios.

Dalits in Nepal: “We were not left out”

By |24 July 2015|

Help for Kamala, a Dalit woman, came from Nepal’s tiny minority of 8,000 Catholics.

In Nepal earthquake response, topography is central player

By |23 July 2015|

Through sheer ingenuity and determination, Caritas teams navigated their way around steep, windy roads on the country’s iconic mountainside to help Nepalese communities most in need.

Pope Francis promotes HIV/AIDS treatment

By |22 July 2015|

When words of greeting, encouragement, and prayerful solidarity were read out from Pope Francis, strong applause was heard among the six thousand participants in the Opening Session of the International AIDS Society’s 8th Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention
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    “Caritas has moved mountains” in Nepal three months after

“Caritas has moved mountains” in Nepal three months after

By |22 July 2015|

Three months since Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake, Caritas Nepal is reaching some of the country’s remotest communities with life-saving aid before the monsoon rains intensify.

Migrant life in Greece in a time of crisis

By |21 July 2015|

The situation in Greece is getting worse by the day. New migrants know about the economic crisis here, but still they decide to come to Greece as it is their entry point to Europe.

Financing for Development: ambition was lacking

By |16 July 2015|

The Addis Ababa Conference should indicate countries' levels of political will to define "their transformative agenda" in order to eradicate poverty and tackle climate change challenges. Unfortunately, it rather revealed the predominance of short-term national interests and unconditional recourse to an unsupervised private sector.

Painting by numbers in Ukraine

By |15 July 2015|

"We're not doing enough. The humanitarian catastrophe has not really been talked about or covered: 1.3 million people have left their homes behind and everything they had."

Filling the humanitarian expertise gap in Lebanon

By |13 July 2015|

Interview with Caritas Lebanon Director Rita Rhayem on improving relief efforts for refugees.

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