Sri Lanka

Unprecedented human tragedy in Sri Lanka

Unprecedented human tragedy in Sri Lanka

Caritas says innocent civilians are dying in Sri Lanka due to indiscriminate bombing by both the army and rebels with thousands more wounded and suffering. Caritas says the country is facing a humanitarian crisis with at least 250,000 people trapped in the conflict zone in Vanni in the northeast as government forces battle Tamil rebels ...

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Caritas Sri Lanka: 40 years of empowerment

Caritas Sri Lanka: 40 years of empowerment

As Caritas Sri Lanka prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary in December, one theme runs through the festivities and its work over the past few decades: empowerment. Bringing an end to an ongoing civil war and rebuilding lives after the tsunami are just two of the challenges facing the people of Sri Lanka. They are ...

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Enough to Sri Lanka’s pain

Enough to Sri Lanka’s pain

Caritas is urging all sides in Sri Lanka’s civil war to end their hostilities immediately to prevent further loss of lives to children and other innocent civilians. The 25-year old conflict has reached a peak in the last year with between 70,000 and 250,000 people displaced in last remaining pocket of fighting in Vanni. Caritas ...

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Inside Sri Lanka’s camps

Inside Sri Lanka’s camps

Close to a quarter of a million men, women and children have arrived in camps in the north of Sri Lanka. They’ve fled months of heavy fighting between government and rebel forces, endured a lack of food and medicine, and witnessed unimaginable suffering. Caritas is one of the few international aid agencies with access into ...

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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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