Iraq

Baghdad’s beehive: a day in the life of Caritas Iraq

Baghdad’s beehive: a day in the life of Caritas Iraq

Caritas centres are dotted across the poorer areas of Baghdad. The typical working day of a Caritas employee begins with traffic jams, road checkpoints, closed streets, and, in some cases, bomb explosions. It takes some workers up to two hours to get to the centres, although they live less than 10 km away. They need ...

Continue Reading...

A firm foundation in life for the babies of Iraq

A firm foundation in life for the babies of Iraq

When Caritas Iraq was founded in 1992, the first Gulf War had recently ended and the country was under international sanctions. Seventeen years, one invasion, much violence and heartache later, accessing food, water and basic services is still an enormous challenge for some of Iraq’s population. “Before the sanctions, people had access to social and ...

Continue Reading...