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
15 Oct 2019 | Blog
Since the Turkish military operation commenced in the afternoon of 9 October 2019, there have been continuing reports of intense shelling and airstrikes along the north-east Syrian border. Tens of thousands of civilians have fled from the fighting.
Tags: Emergency Appeal, Turkey, Aleppo, Civil War, conflict | No comments
24 Sep 2015 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Sandra Awad, Director of Communications at Caritas Syria shares the stories of people she has met who have decided to leave Syria, and those who have decided to stay.
Tags: conflict, middle east, Refugees | No comments
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.
Tags: conflict, humanitarian relief, caritas internationalis, Gaza | No comments
9 Jul 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Three years ago today was a time of cautious rejoicing – South Sudan had gained its independence, and the world’s newest nation was born. Now the situation is a stark contrast to this hope and optimism. There is unrest throughout the country, and hundreds of thousands of people are displaced, fleeing from conflict.
Tags: anniversary, conflict, South Sudan | No comments
14 Jun 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Bishop Audo of Aleppo is also the President of Caritas Syria. For two years, he has seen Syria being pulled apart by conflict. "I do my best to keep my heart and eyes open to what is happening. And I’m pained by the terrible poverty I see."
Tags: Aleppo, conflict, Syrian refugees, 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
18 Jan 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
In an update from Caritas Internationalis, the president of Caritas Mali, Archbishop Jean Zerbo of Bamako, has asked for a humanitarian corridor to be opened in his war-torn country. He also appealed to the global Caritas network and the international community to help those affected by the conflict currently being fought.
Tags: humanitarian aid, conflict, West Africa | No comments
11 Sep 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
From 14 May to 1 June, Indigenous partner Red Dust Healing, along with three Caritas Australia staff, attended peacebuilding training in Mindanao, Philippines. Originally from this area, Eleanor Trinchera, South Asia Program Coordinator, tells us more.
Tags: Peace, Mindanao, Peacebuilding, conflict | No comments
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