Caritas in the Caucasus region make themselves ready to save lives
The national Caritas composing the Eastern Europe-Caucasus Emergency Group organised their 6th regional meeting last 4-6 October in Kiev. The group works since many years with improving its members’ capacity and readiness to act in case an emergency...
An earthquake in central Italy has caused severe destruction. Photo: Caritas Italiana
A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and the loss of life. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck around the Rieti region. The worst hit towns were Amatrice and Accumoli, with the epicentre in...
Caritas Ecuador's main concern: rescue victims
Caritas Ecuador president, Msgr. Walter Heras, calls on Caritas around the world to support the current relief efforts in the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked the nation last Saturday. The quake that left more than 2,500 injured and an...

Serbia under water

Mon, 18/04/2016 - 16:36
Serbia under water
“The Municipality of Lucani in Serbia has been flooded 12 times since 2014. This time the water was from 1.5 meters to 2.70 meters high, which means that one floor houses, in which mostly poor people live, were completely flooded. Many agricultural lands...

Life on Ukraine’s frontline

Thu, 07/01/2016 - 16:19
Credit: Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis
“The only thing that survived was the icon,” said Valentyna Dzyhim, a 79 years old grandmother who lives in Chermalyk, a village on the frontline of Ukraine’s civil war. In the ruins of her house, she holds the icon of the Madonna and Child, a family...
Caritas Ukraine showcases work with IDPs during study visit
By Odarka Bordun, Caritas Ukraine Caritas Ukraine organised last September a study visit in Dnipropetrovsk to share practical experiences on interventions during crisis situations. Representatives of Caritas Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Austria...
5 million people are in need of life-saving assistance in Ukraine - Barbara Manzi, Head of OCHA country office in Ukraine - Photo: Alain Rodriguez
As the conflict in Eastern Ukraine is experiencing its most serious increase in fighting in 3 months , the humanitarian situation is quickly deteriorating. In only 1 year, the amount of internally displaced people (IDP) has risen from 17,000 in April...
Improvised migrant camp in Kos and food distribution queu in the background - Photo: Maristella Tsamatropoulou
As Greek authorities have no means to adequately address the needs of the tens of thousands of migrants and asylum seekers that keep arriving to the Greek islands of Kos, Lesvos and Chios, Caritas pulls the alarm about the bad conditions in which these...
Ukraine crisis: Caritas Poland mobilises help to affected population
By Kinga Komorowska, communication officer at Caritas Poland - Caritas Poland, in cooperation with the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other Polish NGOs, organised a humanitarian aid convoy for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) settled in...
Evacuating injuried people - picture courtesy of UTV.ie
Nepal was once again rocked by a massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake today in Kathmandu. There were a series of large aftershocks of 5.4 and 6.3. Nepal’s Information Ministry is reporting that there are over 1600 people injured and over 39 deaths in many of...

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