Other recent blog entries
29 Oct 2019 | Blog
With the recent invasion of Turkey into Northern Syria, Caritas Australia is reflecting on its work in the region after almost a decade of conflict. Since the escalation of violence in Syria in March 2011, 5 million Syrians have been displaced from the country and 6 million are internally displaced. With more than 13 million people in need of assistance, the conflict has caused untold suffering for Syrian men, women and children.
Tags: Lebanon, Jordan, conflict, Peacebuilding, Refugees | No comments
19 Jun 2016 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Middle East
Caritas Australia has been deeply committed, in these five years, to supporting our sisters and brothers living in vulnerable circumstances in Syria, and as refugees in other countries.
Tags: Jordan, Lebanon, Syria Crisis Appeal, Syria, Refugees | No comments
24 Oct 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Along the Syrian border, conversations with refugees from Jordan to Lebanon to Turkey strike a recurring theme: a yearning for the world to see Syrians as they know themselves to be—a hospitable, warm and civilized culture.
Tags: volunteer, Syrian refugees, Jordan, Refugees | No comments
17 Oct 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Last week Princess Alia of Jordan accompanied our network partner Caritas Jordan to visit vulnerable families in host communities who have found daily life more difficult as they deal with the influx of refugees from the Syrian crisis.
Tags: Jordan, host communities, Caritas Jordan, Syria | No comments
23 May 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Four million people have had their lives shattered by the war in Syria, half of them are children. In afterschool classes organised by Caritas, refugee children are given colouring pencils and encouraged to express their feelings through drawings.
Tags: children, conflict, Syrian refugees, Turkey, Jordan | No comments
5 Apr 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Long-term Development
Access to basic healthcare is a human right. However many people around the world are unable to access essential services due to poverty, remote location and conflict. Caritas Australia is working to enable these people to be able to access basic healthcare services.
Tags: health, conflict, Jordan, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Darfur | No comments
26 Feb 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Tahani and Rahaf are both Syrian refugees who volunteer for Caritas Jordan to help their compatriots.
Tags: volunteering, Syrian refugees, Jordan | No comments
21 Feb 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Since the conflict began two years ago in Syria, its cities have been devastated, its people go hungry, living in fear, 70,000 are dead and around 3 million have been forced from their homes. “Each Syrian you meet will tell you a different story; but they are all the same tragedy,” said Fawaz. Here are five of their stories.
Tags: humanitarian aid, caritas internationalis, Jordan, Syria, Refugees | No comments
24 Aug 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Caritas has a long history of providing essential outreach services to refugees. Laura Sheahen, Communications officer for Caritas Internationalis, recently met with some Iraqi refugees who received support from Caritas in previous conflicts and who continue to receive support from Caritas Jordan in the midst of the current Syria crisis. Their stories reflect the reality of a group of people continually caught up in conflict.
Tags: humanitarian aid, health, Jordan, Refugees | No comments
23 Jul 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
As violence in Syria worsens, Caritas continues to aid refugees as they stream into the neighbouring countries of Jordan and Lebanon.
Tags: Lebanon, humanitarian aid, conflict, Jordan, emergency aid | No comments
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