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18 Sep 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
We are confronted with the greatest crisis the world has faced since the Second World War. Every minute, four children inside Syria are forced to flee their homes. Extremists in Iraq and eastern Syria are carrying out widespread ethnic and religious cleansing in the large areas under their control. How do we confront such evil?
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25 Aug 2014 | Blog
Caritas Internationalis' President, Cardinal Rodriguez calls for a cessation of the atrocities in Iraq. "Let us remain committed to promote and support a culture of peaceful dialogue that strives to establish solidarity and shared responsibility among all peoples in all nations."
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25 Aug 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Caritas staff in Gaza had been able to take advantage of a now dead ceasefire to deliver essential aid to the worst-hit areas. Now the fighting has resumed, it’s preventing Caritas reaching all those in need.
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4 Aug 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Caritas Internationalis President says that there must be an urgent end to the fighting, a lifting of the blockade and a negotiated settlement to end the slaughter of children and innocents.
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20 May 2013 | Blog
Pope Francis met with Caritas leaders from around the world to discuss their work in helping millions of poor and vulnerable people, telling them “a Church without charity does not exist.”
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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.
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21 Dec 2012 | Blog | Supporter action
In his Christmas message, Caritas President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez prays that we may be that we may be witnesses to the light of truth and justice in the world today, and that we may enable all people to flourish.
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7 Nov 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
After what has been a very trying and anxious time for the people of Burkina Faso this year, it is a great pleasure to be with them at harvest time. The rains have been much better than recent years and the country is buzzing with life; the lakes and reservoirs are full with copious water lilies in bloom; the land is lush and verdant, the animals are healthy and lively; the crops, those that haven’t been harvested yet at least, are tall and heavy with grain.
Tags: Sahel, caritas internationalis, West Africa, agriculture | No comments
19 Oct 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Caritas Syria is struggling to meet people’s needs as the conflict situation in the country worsens - an update from Caritas Internationalis
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8 Aug 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
In Lebanon and Jordan, Caritas is helping thousands of refugees who have fled Syria. Laura Sheahen from Caritas Internationalis describes four days of visits to Caritas centres where refugees receive food, medical care, and more.
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