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Caritas assists Beslan school tragedy victims

Caritas Internationalis has indicted that its volunteers were on site around the clock from the beginning of last week's tragedy at the school in Beslan, Russia,

Caritas said there were two psychologists among its volunteers, who were available and determined to help "help in any way they could".

"Medicine and medical material were supplied to two hospitals where children from Beslan were hospitalised and further types of assistance are being pursued," it said.

"Depending on the financial assistance available, Caritas seeks to provide additional medicine and medical supplies for patients needing longer term treatment. Other aid will include food for families who have lost their loved ones, particularly the family breadwinner, psychological support/trauma healing, and rehabilitation sojourns for the children."

Caritas Assists Victims of the Beslan School Tragedy (Caritas Internationalis 9/9/04)

Caucasus priest warns of conflict after Russian school massacre (Ecumenical News International 9/9/04)
Pope: "A cry of pain of infancy offended in its dignity" (Missionary Service News Agency 9/9/04)
Resources in response to Beslan tragedy (Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania)
Pope Grieves Over Sufferings of Children Inflicted by Adults (Zenit 8/9/04)
Plea for the World's Children (Zenit 8/9/04)
Beslan atrocity evokes strong sense of revulsion (Insights/Ecumenical News International 6/9/04)
Priest who ministered at school massacre warns of mounting tensions (Catholic News Service 8/9/04)
Russian archbishop criticizes Chechen rebels in school siege crisis (Catholic News Service 8/9/04)
Pope opposes military response to terrorism (Catholic World News 8/9/04)

10 Sep 2004