Other recent blog entries
18 Jun 2015 | Blog | Emergency Relief
World Refugee Day, 20 June, offers us a moment to reflect, to think of the millions of refugees in the Middle East who have fled their home country, seeking a life of safety and dignity.
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14 Jan 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Late last year, Madeline Baker from Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergency Response team travelled to Lebanon to see how Caritas’ support is assisting Syrian refugees. In this third blog by Madeline, she says that the spirit of the youth and young people she met is astounding.
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17 Dec 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Earlier this year, Madeline Baker from Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergency Response team travelled to Lebanon to see how Caritas’ support is assisting Syrian refugees. In a previous blog, Madeline wrote about her visit to a Caritas Lebanon refugee centre. She tells us more about her trip and the people she met there.
Tags: health, Syrian refugees, Syria Crisis Appeal | No comments
5 Dec 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Earlier this year, Caritas Australia's Madeline Baker travelled to Lebanon to see how Caritas’ support is assisting Syrian refugees. Her visit to a Caritas Lebanon refugee centre helped her to realise how great the need is for continued support.
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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.
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3 Oct 2013 | Blog | Supporter action
After all the recent media attention highlighting the ongoing conflict in Syria, students from St Kevin's Primary School in Benowa decided to step up and make a difference.
Tags: Social justice, fundraising, Syrian refugees, Prayer, school | No comments
30 Sep 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
The crisis in Syria has had devastating effects on the Syrian people. Hundreds of thousands of children, women and men are in need of urgent humanitarian aid. But one group of people are often forgotten in these crisis situations – the elderly.
Tags: older persons, Syrian refugees, elderly, Refugees | No comments
18 Sep 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Every day we hear more shocking news and heart-wrenching stories from Syria. But what is it like for those working to support Syria's refugees? Caritas Lebanon reports on just one day in the life of one of its social workers.
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5 Sep 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
As the tragic war in Syria continues to escalate, Pope Francis has called for a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Syria and throughout the world this Saturday, 7 September.
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30 Aug 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
This Father’s Day we remember all fathers around the world – especially those who are looking after their families in difficult situations. Fawaz is the father of newborn twins, and he and his family are currently living in Jordan, after fleeing from the conflict in Syria.
Tags: humanitarian aid, Father's Day, Syrian refugees, medical care | No comments
Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe