Caritas Finland's Balkan Flood Aid Collection:
Caritas Europa and Caritas Portugal have issued a joint statement to point out a few important things about how the crisis in Europe has been handled:
The three-year-long conflict in Syria places an enormous strain on the whole region. Caritas Lebanon works to support Syrian refugees in Lebanon, but the numbers in need of assistance are huge.
According to the UNHCR, the conflict affects more than 2.6 million Syrians in the region, including in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Lebanon. The UNHCR estimates that Lebanon will have to deal with 1.5 million Syrian refugees, 100,000 Palestinian Refugees from Syria, 50,000 Lebanese returnees and 1.5 million affected Lebanese during 2014.
Caritas Lebanon is doing its share to help. Here are some of the things the organisation has done recently:
March: Caritas Lebanon primary health care centers participated in the third national Polio immunization campaign which reached 600,000 children under 5.
February and March: thousands of Syrian refugees received primary healthcare services through Caritas Lebanon.
Caritas Lebanon also distributed more than 2,000 food kits, more than 15,000 hygiene kits, 8,254 baby kits and more than 10,000 winter blankets.
The formation of a new government in Lebanon ended a 10-month political stalemate which coupled with the spillover of violence from Syria, had worsened internal stability. However, the increasing impact of the Syrian conflict on Lebanon means that the security situation is likely to remain volatile at least on the short term.
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Caritas reminds world governments to conduct international cooperation in the spirit of solidarity for protecting and promoting all human persons, such as migrants in all corners of the world. To Caritas, migration is rather an opportunity than a threat to our societies.
"Migration needs to be seen as an opportunity for all rather than a difficulty or even a threat. States need to adopt flexible mobility policies to allow for safe and lawful ways of labour migration. Migrants and refugees have the right to family reunification and states should give immediate and flexible access to it for all those who suffer from being separated from their loved ones. Caritas promotes a specific goal on human mobility in the post 2015 framework, but also believes that issues related to migrants and diasporas might need to be included, as appropriate, in other goals," Caritas Internationalis says in its statement at the Global Forum for Migration and Development (GFMD) in Stockholm today.
Caritas' contribution to this year's GFMD includes several in-depth recommendations to world governments. The recommendations are specifically aimed at:
CFO-Manila in the Philippines is implementing an online appointment system to reach Filipinos outside the country's borders.
The Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) conducts a Guidance and Counseling Program (GCP) for Filipino spouses, fiancés, fiancées and other partners of foreign nationals/former Filipino as part of country's efforts against human trafficking through a mandatory counseling service for Filipinos in intermarriages.
Advent Collection 2013
Advent Collection 2016
Annual General Meeting
Diocese Of Helsinki
Domestic Fundraising 2016
Ecumenical Responsibility Week
Food For All
Hagupit / Ruby
Jorge Nuño Mayer
Mari Anna Pöntinen
Market Of Possibilities
Nordic Bishops' Conference
Palm Sunday Bazaar
Reports And Action Plans
Sister Benedicta Idefelt
World Food Day
World Refugee Day
World Village Festival