Kasaï: water sources and school latrines for the affected population of Mweka and Luebo
The triggering event of the current crisis in the Kasaï region dates back to 8 August 2016, when the security forces killed the local leader Kamuina Nsapu in Tshimbulu, a town of the Kasaï-Central. This act caused the population to attack several local...

Cash with a heart

Caritas staff with residents from the Jabal Badro neighbourhood in Aleppo during a Eid shopping round - Photo: Sebastien Deschamps/Caritas Belgium
Ard-el-Hamra/Jabal Badro, Aleppo, June 2017 Jabal Badro is one of the suburbs of eastern Aleppo, where Caritas is assisting 1,400 families who have returned home after having fled the conflict. This number is very likely to increase in the coming weeks as this area of Aleppo seems now...
Caritas helps vulnerable people suffering from cold winter
Winter time clearly highlights the vulnerable situation of people who struggle to deal with extreme weather conditions. This is particularly true for migrants and refugees. And this year this is truer than ever as the situation in Greece and Serbia shows. According to the Director of Caritas Greece,...
Caritas Emergency Group meeting in Belgrade
Representatives from nine Caritas organisations from South-East Europe met in Belgrade on 14 January 2016 to discuss humanitarian aid in the region: the refugee crisis, the 2014 floods in Serbia and Bosnia, the recent floods in Albania and ideas for...

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...
The train station in Thessaloniki in Greece near the Macedonia border shows a policeman checking the identity of a group of migrants from Syria. Credit: matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis
By Msgr. Antun Cirimotic, secretary general of Caritas Macedonia Refugees and migrants enter Macedonia from Greece through the town of Gevgelija on the southern border. We have been on a field trip there and to the northern border point of Tabanovce,...
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...

World Humanitarian Day

Photo: by NASA
Today we celebrate the World Humanitarian Day. I cannot but to acknowledge the dramatic challenges we are facing in this field. And therefore I encourage you all to do the same. The World is witnessing an overwhelming increase in the number of people forced to leave their homes,...

Stories from migrants in Europe

Thu, 13/08/2015 - 17:07
Stories from migrants in Europe Instability and war crises in countries throughout the Middle East and Africa have forced millions of people to flee their homes and countries, so that they can live somewhere else in safety. Most of them are heading North...

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