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Conflict in Pakistan: the Caritas response

Fighting in Pakistan has forced over 2.5 million people from their homes. There are huge gaps in meeting the needs of these people. Caritas members on the ground are already delivering aid, and are now looking to expand their operations as the humanitarian crisis grows. At least 85 percent of the people who have fled ...

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Planning for monsoons in Sri Lanka

Planning for monsoons in Sri Lanka

The monsoon season will be arriving in Sri Lanka shortly. No one knows how powerful the winds and rains will be, but one thing is certain – it’s best to not be living in a tent when they arrive. Tens of thousands of people are still living in temporary shelters following the end of Sri ...

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Caritas network respond to China earthquake

Caritas network respond to China earthquake

Caritas Internationalis is supporting Caritas Hong Kong’s relief efforts in the wake of the powerful May 12 earthquake in China that has claimed more than 68,000 lives. In and around the capital city of Sichuan, Caritas Hong Kong has assessment teams on the ground identifying the scale of devastation and loss, and the ways to ...

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Myanmar Archbishop praises Caritas relief efforts

“Without Caritas and the Church in Myanmar, many people would have starved after Cyclone Nargis hit,” said Archbishop Charles Bo of Yangon on a recent visit to the Caritas offices in the Vatican. Cyclone Nargis hit the Ayeyarwady Delta region of Myanmar (also known as Burma) on 2 May 2008, causing death and destruction beyond ...

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Stories of hope from Bangladesh

Stories of hope from Bangladesh

She is a sweet baby. All people in the neighbourhood love her. She is Sidora Folia. She was born in the fateful night of Sidr. Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh on November 15, 2007, killing over 3,000 people, causing a billion dollars of destruction and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless. Previous storms had killed people in ...

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