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.

Hope surviving in Ukraine

By |20 February 2015|

Nadiya, 55, whose name means ‘hope’, is caught up in a conflict that she says she never saw coming. She doesn’t know whether she’ll ever see her home in again.

Caritas helping war devastated Ukraine

By |20 February 2015|

Around 1.5 million Ukrainians in the east of the country have been uprooted by war. People who had homes and jobs find themselves crammed into a small room or two and are largely dependent on charity. Caritas has so far helped people with essential aid.

UK lawmakers hear religious leaders on Ebola recovery

By |13 February 2015|

Religious leaders will play a vital role in tackling the "enormous social challenges" caused by the Ebola outbreak in West African countries.

Ebola’s impact in rural Liberia

By |13 February 2015|

The devastating reality of the epidemic hits when you visit the rural villages first hit by the epidemic. In Bong County, the Catholic Church has been the only institution able to reach the most remote areas. Talking to the communities there, the scale and impact of Ebola comes home.

Lent 2015: End globalisation of indifference

By |13 February 2015|

Lent is a time in which we are called back on our path to follow Christ. It is a time when we are called to renewal and when we are invited to reaffirm our relationship with brothers and sisters as one human family.

Syrian refugees battle winter storm in Lebanon

By |12 February 2015|

Syrian refugees in Lebanon were hit by more bad weather this week as Storm Yohan covered their flimsy shelters with inches of snow and freezing winds whipped through the camps. The refugees worked in sub-zero temperatures to protect their temporary homes.

Reflecting on the Lenten message of Pope Francis

By |12 February 2015|

Pope Francis reminds us that Lent is an invitation to renewal for the Church and among the faithful. To be able to respond to this invitation, Pope Francis warns us against the ‘globalisation of indifference’.

My first 10 days in Gaza

By |6 February 2015|

Volunteer Sr Bridget Tighe is working with Caritas in Gaza. Shocked by the poverty and despair of the people she has met, also she has been touched by the work of her colleagues and found strength in her faith.