Middle East & North Africa

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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Hunger spreads in East and Horn of Africa

Hunger spreads in East and Horn of Africa

East Africa and the Horn of Africa are confronting a humanitarian crisis that may worsen in 2018. Armed conflict and severe drought are causing extreme levels of hunger. Up to 35 million people are in need of urgent food assistance across the region.

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