Other recent blog entries
9 Jan 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Late last year, Melville Fernandez from Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian and Emergencies team, travelled to Cebu in the Philippines as part of the Caritas network’s emergency response to Super Typhoon Haiyan. In this blog, he shares his experience with us.
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18 Nov 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Eoghan Rice of the Irish Caritas agency Trócaire is part of the international Caritas Humanitarian team, and is in Ormoc, in the Philippines. In this blog, he describes the situation in Ormoc.
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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.
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19 Aug 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Today - World Humanitarian Day - is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. Melville Fernandez, Caritas Australia’s, Group Leader, Humanitarian Emergencies Group, took some time to reflect on the day which is a global celebration of people helping people.
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16 Aug 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Since the start of the conflict in early 2011, life in Syria has progressively worsened. There is now no electricity or running water. Inflation is rampant. What cost 15 Syrian pounds before the war, now cost 150 Syrian pounds. “You had to stand in line for three hours just to buy bread,” said Ali. And then there are the bombs, rockets and air attacks.
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4 Jul 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Since the start of the conflict in Syria, over 1.7 million people have fled to neighbouring countries. Lebanon has received the largest number of refugees in the region. Suitable accommodation has long since run out in the small country, and the refugees must find anywhere they can for shelter. Here are the stories of two Syrian refugees, Khatar and Hoda -
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7 May 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Ongoing conflict in Syria has caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee to neighbouring countries such as Turkey. Catherine Cowley, a Emergency Support Officer for CAFOD (the UK agency of the Caritas network), reflects on the situation and shares the stories of some of the refugees
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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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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.
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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.
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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.”
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