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People rest in beds in a shelter, attended to by support staff from a humanitarian organization.

Caritas Internationalis has been responding to the needs of refugees from Ukraine in many places since the beginning of the crisis in late February. Here, aid workers support newly arrived refugees at a Caritas support centre for incoming refugees in the border crossing village of Barabás in northeast Hungary.

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  I wish to express my sincere condolences on the loss of your staff 11 April in Mariupol”, Sauca wrote. “We join your community in prayer for the families of those who you lost and with those continuing to provide the much needed humanitarian relief in Ukraine.”

Sauca concluded: We join in calling for a cease-fire in Ukraine, for humanitarian corridors to be opened and respected, and for sustained negotiations for a secure and just peace, to bring an end to this suffering.”

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