Save Aleppo

Caritas staff in Aleppo are doing what they can to help a city underseige (photo: Caritas Syria).

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. There have been over 2300 mortars between 23 April and 3 May. Fighting is putting at risk a fragile ceasefire in a country suffering 5 years of war. Joseph, a Caritas Syria employee in Aleppo, sent this report. Read more on caritas.org.

Czech surgeon helped in Cambodia

Caritas CR plans more trips of Czech healthcare professionals to the Cambodia (photo: Michael Pitt).

Jan Trachta, a paediatric surgeon from Motol hospital and a worker for Doctors without Borders, arrived for a short mission in a provincial hospital in Takeo, Cambodia, where he trained doctors in paediatric surgery and urology.

War-torn Ukraine needs aid

Luba is one of the many elderly and very vulnerable people supported by Caritas in the village of Torietsk (photo: Irene Broz/Caritas).

Luba is a kind looking and lively lady, with a moon shaped face and high plump cheekbones. She is wearing a colourful headscarf like most women in her village of Torietsk, which lies on the frontline in Ukraine’s civil war. Read more on caritas.org.

Caritas is building 31 new schools in the Sindhupalchok District

 Students in a makeshift school (photo: Bikash Ya Kipa).

It's been a year since Nepal was hit by a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake. There were more than 9,000 people were killed and 22,000 injured during this disaster. Additionally, infrastructure, medical centres, 7,000 houses and 7,000 schools were damaged. The Sindhupalchok District was one of the worst affected areas; up to 95% buildings, including 89% of classrooms were destroyed.

Artists in Georgia support autistic persons

Visitors in front of the exhibits.

On World Autism Awareness Day (2nd April 2016) an exhibition in support of people affected by autism spectrum disorder was held in the building of Tbilisi City Council. More than 100 visitors of the event were welcomed by the First Lady of Georgia, Maka Chichua.

Message from Cardinal Tagle to commemorate Nepal's earthquake

Renewal of houses in Nepal (photo: Jennifer Hardy / CRS).

As I travelled from Kathmandu airport this morning I saw areas affected by last year’s earthquake. I’m in Nepal for the Caritas solidarity conference to commemorate the one year anniversary of the disaster. As I looked at the countryside, I could almost see the wounds of our Mother Earth.

The director of Caritas CR returns from monitoring journey in Philippines

Processing of papaya in the village of Panan Awan.

Lukáš Curylo paid a visit to Philippines accompanied by the general secretary, Jakub Líčka, and the head of the department of humanitarian help and development assistance, Lukáš Laube. They visited particularly the parts where Caritas Czech Republic attempts to improve living conditions of local inhabitants that suffered through the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan in November 2013.

Level of damage in Ecuador overwhelming

A 7.8 earthquake was the strongest in the country since 1979, it flattened buildings and buckled the highways along the country’s Pacific coast and killing hundreds (photo: Eduardo Naranjo / Catholic Relief Services).

Ecuadorian coastal city of Muisne was hit by an earthquake on Saturday, April 16, 2016 (7.8 Richter scale). The death toll has exceeded 650 people, 58 are still missing, hundreds in need of medical care and up to 25,000 people were left homeless. Read more about the help of Caritas Ecuador and Catholic Relief Services on caritas.org.