Local Caritas and Caritas Internationalis provide humanitarian aid

Distribution of rice.

A humanitarian team of Caritas Internationalis has moved to the Philippines to intervene in the most affected areas of the typhoon Hayian. The team has cooperated with local parishes and Caritas workers in Tacloban and Ormoc.

We try to help even in the remote areas

Mons. Broderick Pabillo, Manila auxiliary bishop and the president of Caritas Philippines, assesses the situation in areas hit by typhoon Haiyan.

Eye witness accounts in Tacloban as Philippine relief efforts continue

An International Caritas Humanitarian Team is in the worst hit areas of Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The team have linked up with local parishes and Caritas staff in Tacloban and Ormoc. Read more on blog.caritas.org.

From our staff: Charitas gives families tent curtains

From our staff: Charitas gives families tent curtains.

Caritas employee Ondřej Suchánek travelled to Manila yesterday and attended a coordination meeting at the headquarters of Caritas Philippines in Manila this morning. There they discussed the commitment of Caritas Internationalis members to provide 1.5 million euros to help people in the Philippines.

Philippines survivors: Help! Water! Food!

People in the Philippines are in desperate need according to Caritas Austria staff in Cebu, one of the areas Typhoon Haiyan struck. The scale of the disaster has left everyone stunned. Read more on blog.caritas.org.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon: people behind the numbers

Shaha Ibrahim and one of her daughters (photo: Val Morgan).

How can so much pain and suffering be inflicted upon a people and no notice taken by those that are inflicting it. Tell me the ideology or political view that outweighs the right to life? Read more on caritas.org.

Aid making its way to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

Aid making its way to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines

Aid is arriving into the worst affected regions of the Philippines, bringing much needed supplies to people who lost everything in last weekend’s typhoon. Read more on blog.caritas.org. Caritas Czech Republic has opened a collection account and will support the Caritas Philippines activities too.

Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon: violence against women

Violence against women (photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire).

“Sexual violence and abuse of women is a major problem but it is not in our culture to talk about it. We have heard some terrible stories from the Zatari camp,” said one aid worker I spoke to in Jordan. Read more on caritas.org.