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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity

Our mission

Towards a civilization of love

Caritas Internationalis reflects the social mission and core values of the Catholic Church. We believe in dignity, solidarity and stewardship on behalf of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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Giving to Caritas Internationalis allows us to strengthen the global confederation of over 160 national Catholic charities. We serve all poor people, of all faiths, all over the world.

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Caritas – North America

Caritas at work in your region.

Caritas North America consists of three organisations from the United States and Canada that provide some of the largest emergency response, development, advocacy and other programs to the united work of Caritas Internationalis.
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Caritas updates from around the world

  • Philippines rising: one year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

Philippines rising: one year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

  • 31 October 2014
Ronald says that coming back to the hospital is an important milestone. “I am very happy,” he says. “I’m glad I’ve seen Hilda, and glad that she’s alive. I recall all of my memorees from that day, but I’m not going to cry again. I said that if I came back, I would not cry anymore.”
  • Ebola paralyses Sierra Leonean city

Ebola paralyses Sierra Leonean city

  • 30 October 2014
Our whole city Kenema was worst hit at the outbreak of this dreadful Ebola virus. Many families have been wiped out and many children have been orphaned. There are also many widows and widowers who lost their partners to Ebola. People are traumatised and stigmatised.

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