Caritas Lebanon appealing for $1million to help Syrian refugees
Brussels, 20 March 2012 Caritas Lebanon is appealing for 1 million dollars to help the growing number of Syrian refugees in the country. Over 26,000 are now in the country according to Caritas findings from a research completed last month. Caritas...

Say yes to human mobility and no to Fortress Europe

Syrian refugees find shelter in tents on a field in Salihli, Manisa Province in the Aegean region of Turkey - Photo: Isabel Corthier/Caritas
World refugee day will be commemorated on Tuesday, 20 June. EU Heads of State and Foreign Affairs Ministers will gather around this date in the European Council and Foreign Affairs Council to agree, once more, on ways to keep migrants out of the EU. Out of sight may...
Photo: Isabel Corthier/Caritas
Statement on the occasion of World Refugee Day, 20 June 2017 Caritas Europa calls on EU Heads of State and Foreign Affairs Ministers to change tack on migration and seize the opportunity to gain strong global leadership on asylum and migration during the...
Statement - Europe can be a strong global leader on asylum and migration
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 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,...
Urgent international call to protect migrants and refugees
Caritas Internationalis and Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) are calling for concrete change within the United Nations system and a shared commitment by all states and public and private stakeholders to ensure migrants and refugees are protected. In a...
Caritas and JRS response to the UN Summit on migrant and refugee movements
Yusra the swimmer and Soha the hairdresser, stories of empowerment from the island of Lesvos
The Greek authorities officially state that there are now around 60,000 migrants and refugees in Greece. Most of those on mainland arrived from the Turkish coast before 20 March, the day on which the agreement between the EU and Turkey started to be implemented. After this date, those...
“Peace is possible in Syria” says Pope Francis in support of Caritas campaign
Pope Francis is urging governments to find a political solution to the war in Syria as part of the Caritas global campaign "Syria: Peace is Possible". “I would like to address all the faithful and all of those who work with Caritas to build a just...

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