7th regional EECCEG workshop

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 09:55
7th regional EECCEG workshop
The Eastern Europe-Caucasus Caritas Emergency Group, also known as EECCEG, organised its seventh regional workshop in Rostov, Russia on 29-31 May 2017. The EECCEG has been working together since 2011, constantly seeking to improve its members’ capacity,...
One of the first large groups to leave Caritas Greece's protection centre in Lesbos for the relocation programme, with final destinations including Portugal, Spain and Germany - Photo: Caritas Greece
The Greek island of Lesbos, the second biggest of the country and just separated from Turkey’s coastline by 10 kms of the Aegean Sea, is no stranger to the arrival of asylum seekers and migrants. More than half a million people in need of help have...
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...

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