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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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Support Caritas

Your contribution makes a difference

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.


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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Join our fight for the world’s poor

Stay up-to-date on our good work around the world and be the first to hear about how to help in an emergency.

Caritas updates from around the world

  • Life on Ukraine’s frontline

Life on Ukraine’s frontline

  • 1 December 2015
At least 800,000 people face war along the contact line in Ukraine. Not only are they under threat, but they face difficulties getting food, heating, shelter and medicine.
  • Faith organisations key HIV carers

Faith organisations key HIV carers

  • 30 November 2015
Ending AIDS as a Public Health Threat: Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs) as Key Stakeholders” is a new report by Caritas Internationalis and CHAN (Catholic HIV and AIDS Network)

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development