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...
Photo: Isabel Corthier/Caritas Belgium
Statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2018 Ahead of the negotiations on the new Dublin system that Member States will hold in the next European Council, Caritas Europa calls on EU Member States to stay true to the founding values of the...

As if it was a game

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Photo: Ornela Xhemaj
Caschi Bianchi* -Francesca Benenati and Ornela Xhemaj- visit to Lesvos and Chios The children I met in the refugee camps of the islands continue to inhabit my dreams. Those dreams you make in the early morning and that remain in an unconscious and remote...
Starting all over again: a doctor in Afganistan, an interpreter in Caritas Athens
Caritas Athens’ Help Center at 8, Emmanouil Benaki street is a point of reference in supporting Greeks or foreigners who are in need, face challenges, need to share their burdens, their hopes, but also their joy each time they accomplish a goal or...
Family reunification – from Syria to Germany through Belgrade
During 2016, then 10 year old Yazan Irwani fled from Syria to Germany, where his older brother arrived a few months before him. After two years, in March 2018, the brothers received the approval of family reunification from the German authorities, so...
“Volunteering fulfils me”: Story of a refugee family from Presevo – Serbia
Raohallah Azizi, a 50 year old man from Afghanistan, likes to help as a volunteer in Caritas by distributing meals, as well as cleaning and washing dishes. He has been living in Presevo camp in the south of Serbia for the past 15 months, together with...

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...

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