Middle East & North Africa

No domestic bliss for migrants in Lebanon

No domestic bliss for migrants in Lebanon

Aneesa*, 23, arrived in Lebanon during the 2006 war with Israel. She left her home in the Philippines to become a domestic worker with a family. With battles being fought on the streets of Beirut, Aneesa was very afraid and wanted to go back home after just two weeks. It was too difficult to leave so ...

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Lebanon Migration Center

Lebanon Migration Center

Starting with a small team of three people in 1994, the Caritas Migration Centre today helps thousands of foreigners living in Lebanon. In spite of political and economic difficulties, Lebanon hosts many refugees in need of protection and better living conditions. Palestinians, Sudanese, and tens of thousands of Iraqis are now in the country.. Caritas ...

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Healthcare in Gaza’s war zone

Healthcare in Gaza’s war zone

“This is not a regular ambulance. It can save more lives because it contains an intensive care unit for patients in a critical condition,” said Jameel Khoury, Caritas Jerusalem Project Manager. The new ambulance has been provided by Caritas to Al-Ahli Arab Hospital in Gaza. Home to 1.5 million Palestinians, Gaza is one of the ...

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Climate change and the risk of conflict in the Middle East

Climate change and the risk of conflict in the Middle East

Climate models predict that the five countries in the Eastern Mediterranean (Western Asia)– Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) – will face a hotter, drier and less predictable climate in the coming decades. Temperatures are expected to warm by 2.5 to 3.7oC in the region’s summer months; these higher temperatures will ...

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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem: Gaza siege needs to be lifted

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem: Gaza siege needs to be lifted

The situation in the Holy Land has escalated again following to the assault on a flotilla headed towards the Gaza Strip on May 31. However, His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem and President of Caritas Jerusalem, hopes that the young generation of Palestinians and Israelis will one day know peace. Question: The international ...

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