» 12/20/2013, 00.00
JORDAN - SYRIA
Comboni Sister sees hope in the eyes of Syrian refugees
Sister Adele Brambilla, a Comboni nun working at the Italian hospital in Karak (southern Jordan) describes the daily life of Syrian refugees. Thousands of families are camped with nothing to keep them warm in the cold winter. Diseases and cold are killing children. The smile on the face of a young mother holding her baby breaks through the tragedy, bearing witness to the beauty of Christmas.
Comboni Sisters aid 10 thousand Syrian refugees in the Jordanian desert
Fleeing the war they have walked hundreds of kilometers and are now in danger of dying of hunger, thirst and burns. Many refugees pregnant women and young mothers. The story of Sister Alessandra Fumagalli, an Italian Comboni and director of Karak Hospital. 150 km from Amman, the clinic is the only one able to provide help to these people. Sister Alessandra: "We want the world to know of their existence which is likely to go unnoticed"
25/04/2013 SYRIA - JORDAN
Karak, a Catholic hospital for the Syrians fleeing from war and refugee camps
Located in the south of Jordan, the institute helps more than 30 thousand Syrians camped in the desert. Life in the UN camps on the border is now impossible, in a few months even the most essential aid will run out. Sister Adele Fumagalli, "we base our service on charity and we welcome these people who are struggling in silence."
More than 200,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq
United Nations commissioner updates refugee data. Many are underage or unaccompanied children. Turkey alone has 78,000 refugees, up from 44,000 at the end of July. As violence continues in Damascus and Aleppo, at least 70 were killed across the country in the past three days, 4,000 in the last three weeks.
03/10/2012 SYRIA - MIDDLE EAST
Car bombs in Aleppo. The Syrian war tolls
One hotel and a military officers' club destroyed. Dozens dead or wounded. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees expects the number of Syrian refugees to exceed 700,000 by the end of the year. Jordan is the country bearing the greatest load. The problems of winter. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 31,000 have died in the civil war.
18/02/2013 VATICAN - JORDAN
Card Sarah to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan
The president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and the Council's secretary will start their visit tomorrow until Thursday as part of the Caritas regional forum for the Middle East.
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