Emergencies in Syria

Aid to Syria’s Ghouta devastated by longest siege in modern history

Aid to Syria’s Ghouta devastated by longest siege in modern history

Lina’s family has suffered death, hunger, homelessness and been deprived of basic necessities because of Syria’s civil war. They live in Eastern Ghouta, an area that had endured “the longest running siege in modern history”, the UN said in a recent report. In April 2013, pro-government forces encircled what was then a militant-controlled area bordering Damascus, the capital ...

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Share the journey meal with refugees in Syria: challenges and rewards

Share the journey meal with refugees in Syria: challenges and rewards

Blog by Sandra Awad, communications officer for Caritas Syria Caritas Internationalis recently invited us to organise an “encounter meal” in a community with migrants and/or refugees. It would be part of the Share the Journey campaign which was launched by Pope Francis in 2017 and is focused on providing spaces and opportunities to bring migrants/refugees ...

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Syrian war enters 8th year

Syrian war enters 8th year

As the Syrian conflict enters its eighth year, it continues to have a devastating impact on millions of lives with nearly 12 million people in need of urgent relief. Caritas Syria is dealing with the crisis every day, supporting those suffering from continuing violence and offering life-saving assistance. Syria is now the largest displacement crisis ...

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Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

Syria conference must invest in future for refugees

Caritas agencies call on western countries to do more to help fleeing Syrians, as more than five million people have been forced to cross borders and register as refugees in neighbouring countries. They warn that a Brussels Conference on Syria this week must prioritise mobilising funds for longer-term development for Syrian refugees. In a joint ...

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