Conflicts and Disasters

Witnessing Venezuela’s hunger

Witnessing Venezuela’s hunger

By Suzanna Tkalec, Humanitarian Director at Caritas Internationalis I first saw her at a Caritas Venezuela malnutrition screening of hungry mothers and hungrier children in Santa Lucia. Health workers weighed children, checked their height, measured the shrinking circumferences of their bony arms, while she sat listlessly. A whisper of a child, at 4-years old, Angelys ...

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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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