Ahead of the fifth European Union donor conference on Syria, Caritas Internationalis shed light on the situation in Syria and urges the international community to act during the conference “Church and Caritas: 10 years of humanitarian response in Syria”.
The closeness of Caritas with the vulnerable people of Syria has grown stronger and stronger during ten years of war. We look back at just some of the moments of Caritas’s work during ten years of war in Syria.
Elias Hamwi has worked as a Caritas Syria project coordinator in the eastern part of Aleppo for over three years. Here he reflects on the challenges facing Syrians and Caritas staff, who also face the struggles of life in a war-torn country.
Caritas Confederation has served more than 1 million Syrians annually over the past 10 years as they faced bombings, hunger and one of the most complex humanitarian crises in the world.
Caritas has served almost 400,000 people in Iraq since ISIS started attacking communities in 2014. Caritas Iraq currently helps 5000 families a month with programmes for psychological support, education, livelihoods, COVID-19, health, shelter, peacebuilding and developing the roles of women and youth.
Caritas Internationalis is with the Holy Father on this pilgrimage to Iraq, a crucial moment of expressing solidarity with Christians in the country and in the Middle East. It is moment to call for dialogue and reconciliation in a country recovering from decades of war.
Vaccines are to be considered as common property of humanity and must be made available for all with equity, justice and as a human right.
On 15 March 2021, the Syrian conflict marks its tenth anniversary. For ten years now the Syrian war is still one of the most complex and protracted crises at a global level. The lack of access to education by Syrian children risks having a devastating impact on the future of the country.
After the 4th August explosions in Beirut’s port area, Caritas Lebanon’s help was crucial to support the population in a country wracked by devastating economic and political crises and the COVID-19 pandemic.
For a city of just over 2.1 million inhabitants, the toll of 2,195 deaths in Manaus from COVID-19 in little more than a month, since the beginning of January, is very heavy. Caritas Brazil has launched a campaign for the immediate purchase of oxygen cylinders