Hundreds of young volunteers have given their time and themselves to carry the city of Beirut through the storm. Here are just a few of the young people who have walked side by side with the shattered communities.
Local communities are primary actors in the humanitarian response. They are first to mobilise to bring support and help to those who are vulnerable during times of crises
Two weeks after twin explosions devastated the port area of Beirut and left around 300,000 people homeless, Caritas Lebanon is focusing on providing healthcare, covering basic needs such as food and water and repairing homes and shelters.
Large-scale explosions in Beirut inflicted a further injury to Lebanon already suffering from the economic crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, Caritas and COATNET urge governments to intensify efforts to stop increased number of exploitation during the pandemic
The Caritas teams in Gaza have accompanied Gazans through bombings, hunger and humanitarian tragedy. They have a contingency plan in place in the case that COVID-19 spreads though communities in the same way it has in many places in the world.
Caritas Internationalis is highly concerned by the major humanitarian crisis to which the post-pandemic is heading and urges the international community to take courageous and immediate action.