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Caritas Arrives in Eastern Turkey After Quake
Catholic News Service (25 October 2011)
ISTANBUL (CNS) — A team from Caritas offices in Turkey was headed east to assess needs in the region hit by the Oct. 23 earthquake.

More Funds Needed as Syrians Flood Jordan
Catholic News Service (30 January 2013)
AMMAN, Jordan (CNS) — As frightened Syrian refugees flood into Jordan and other nearby countries, U.N. officials at a donor conference in Kuwait appealed to the international community for desperately needed funding for victims of the 22-month crisis.

Update on Iraq
Catholic News Service (7 June 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Christians must help the people of Syria because “where there is suffering, Christ is present,” Pope Francis told representatives of Catholic aid agencies working in Syria and with Syrian refugees in neighboring countries.

Priest Who Led Lebanon’s Caritas Heads to New Exarchate in Africa
Catholic News Service (26 March 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — From Lebanon, where he led the church’s response to one of history’s biggest humanitarian crises, Maronite Chorbishop Simon Faddoul will carry with him to Africa the motto he took when he was ordained a priest 27 years ago: “Here I am Lord, send me.”

Desperation of People in Gaza Spurs Violence, Say Cardinal, Patriarch
Catholic News Service (1 August 2014)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The president of Caritas Internationalis suggested Israeli and Hamas leaders pick up a pair of binoculars so they could see that “most of your victims are innocent people.”

Aid Official Warns of Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Eastern Ukraine
Catholic News Service (11 August 2014)
WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — The head of Caritas in Ukraine warned of a growing humanitarian crisis in the country’s east, as the Vatican’s nuncio also highlighted the worsening plight of Catholics in the country’s conflict.

Small Schoolhouse Fosters Big Dreams for Roma Youngsters in Macedonia
Catholic News Service (18 June 2015)
SKOPJE, Macedonia (CNS) — In a small schoolhouse in Macedonia’s capital, Roma children share big aspirations.

Amid Refugee Crisis, Church Agencies on the Ground and Offering Homes
Catholic News Service (15 September 2015)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The tens of thousands of would-be Syrian refugees who have flooded European countries this summer have prompted U.S. and international Catholic agencies to respond with both on-the-ground support and longer-term preparations to host them in the United States.

Greece’s Caritas Aids Refugees With Food, Clothing, Human Warmth
Catholic News Service (20 October 2015)
IDOMENI, Greece (CNS) — Weary faces, fussy babies, little boys teasing little girls to the point of tears and repeated uses of the Arabic word, ”inshallah” (God willing) reflect the uncertainty faced by refugees trying to reach northern Europe.

from Blog Content

Picture of the Day: Off the Street and On Their Feet
Girls and boys take dance lessons at the Caritas center in Georgia. (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: Where Help is on the Menu
In this photo taken in 2003, a woman eats at a soup kitchen run by Caritas Georgia, a social service agency of the Catholic Church in Tbilisi, Georgia. (photo: Dima Chikvaidze)

Picture of the Day: School's Out for the Summer
Campers have fun in the healing mineral waters of the Nunisi resort in central Georgia. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: A Lifeline to Armenia
Nikolay Vakulin and Melkonian Haykaz exercise in the yard of the shelter for elders run by Caritas Austria. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Page One: Headlines for 2/21/13
Stories of interest for the day.

Journey Through the South Caucasus: Syria Impacts Armenia
CNEWA Chief Communications Officer Michael La Civita shares details from his ongoing trip to Lebanon, Armenia and Georgia.

You Are There: A Video Visit to Armenia and Georgia
Michael La Civita and Thomas Varghese discuss their visit to Armenia and Georgia.

In Greece, “The General Mood is Sadness and Fatigue”
Don Duncan reports on the economic crisis in Greece in the Winter issue of ONE. Here, he gives additional insight into the country and its struggles.

Picture of the Day: Art That Uplifts
The art of cloisonné enamel originated in the eastern Mediterranean region and developed in the Byzantine Empire — and, some scholars argue, Georgia, where it is known as minankari. (photo: Molly Corso)

Picture of the Day: Hunger for Dignity
In this image from 2003, pensioner Lury Merkvilashvili, 79, savors his only daily meal, thanks to Caritas Georgia.

Picture of the Day: Taking a Spin in Georgia
Campers from a Caritas Georgia center play at a resort in Nunisi, in central Georgia. (photo: Justyna Mielnikiewicz)

Picture of the Day: Armenian Life
A woman pauses on her way home in an Armenian village. (photo: courtesy Caritas Armenia)

Picture of the Day: Melody in Harmony
A Georgian woman plays piano in the Harmony Center in Tbilisi.

Picture of the Day: A Touch of Class
or two decades, Caritas Georgia has provided a wide range of services — including classes and health care — to the most vulnerable populations of the Caucasus. (photo: Antioni di Vico)

Picture of the Day: In Armenia, A Work of Heart
David Safaryan displays one of his paintings from art class. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)

Picture of the Day:
‘We Touch the Human’

Caritas Georgia director Anahit Mkhoyan visits CNEWA's New York office.

Picture of the Day: Where Home Is a Shipping Container
Armenian octogenarian Marjik lives with her son in a converted shipping container in Artashat, Armenia. (photo: Nazik Armenakyan)