Conflicts and Disasters

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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Pope in Asia: Rohingyas speak of abuses

Pope in Asia: Rohingyas speak of abuses

by Caroline Brennan, Catholic Relief Services with additional reporting by Harriet Paterson In a late addition to his plans, Pope Francis hopes to meet Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at an inter-religious encounter for peace in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 1 December. He has previously expressed his “full closeness” to the Rohingya people. The Dhaka meeting will ...

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