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Caritas Korea launches campaign to assist Syrian refugees

Bishops' agency has donated $1.1 million to cause since 2011

Caritas Korea launches campaign to assist Syrian refugees

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Published: March 30, 2016 06:04 AM GMT

Caritas Korea, the social welfare arm of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea, began a fund-raising campaign together with a local Catholic weekly newspaper with the theme "Five Years after Civil War in Syria —Let's Wipe Out Their Tears."

As part of the campaign, The Catholic Times will carry stories on Syrian refugees over five editions beginning with its April 3 edition.

Money collected from the Times' appeal will be used to assist Syrian refugees.

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The civil war in Syria began on March 15, 2011. Almost half of Syria's 23 million population fled the violence and became refugees, according to the U.N. Refugee Agency.

Since 2012, Caritas Korea has donated US$1.1 million to programs that support Syrian refugees.

An official at Caritas Korea said, "I hope lots of readers of The Catholic Times actively donate money and pray for Syrian refugees."

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