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A spark of hope for Syrian mothers in Jordan

A spark of hope for Syrian mothers in Jordan

By Dana Shahin, Caritas Jordan Hanan Yousef Abdel-Razaq lost her home and a four-year old daughter during an attack on Dara’a in Syria in January. She fled to Jordan with her two remaining children, sons aged five and three. Hanan is one of the over half a million Syrian refugees now living in Jordan because it’s ...

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Myanmar : Five years after Cyclone Nargis

Five years ago, Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, causing the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. At least 138,000 Burmese people were killed. Much of the Irrawaddy Delta was devastated, cut off for days. Travelling by boat and canoe, Caritas workers reached communities with food, water and medicine. “Death ruled supreme for a day, yet ...

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Five years on from Cyclone Nargis

Five years on from Cyclone Nargis

As part of the five year anniversary of Cyclone Nargis, 600 people from 10 villages came together on the 28th and 29th of April, 2013. The two-day event led by KMSS was held in Tayoke Kone village, in Labutta township, a fishing village on the coast in Irrawaddy Delta, and one of the hardest hit areas of the disaster.

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Caritas Italy marks earthquake anniversaries

Caritas Italy marks earthquake anniversaries

Read the original in Italian. It’s nearly four years since an earthquake rocked the Italian region of Abruzzo, reducing the historical town of L’Aquila to rubble. And it’s almost a year since another earthquake struck the north-east of Italy. Caritas Italy has been working side by side with the affected communities since both disasters. The ...

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A Decade in Darfur: Caring for the Sick

A Decade in Darfur: Caring for the Sick

Ten years ago, when thousands of families first crowded into Darfur’s camps, there were few medical options. Many turned to hit-or-miss traditional remedies, or simply hoped for the best. For life-threatening problems like scorpion stings, difficult childbirth, and malaria, camp residents were at the mercy of fate.

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