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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

  • Caritas relief reaches families in Iraq

Caritas relief reaches families in Iraq

  • 18 August 2014
Caritas is providing food, water, bedding and essential living supplies to Christian, Yazidis and other religious minorities as they flee violence in Iraq.
  • Darfur: A day in the life

Darfur: A day in the life

  • 8 August 2014
For the last ten years Caritas's partner Norwegian Church Aid(NCA) have been at the forefront of running life-line services for camp residents. Babiker, an NCA aid worker, who comes from the area, takes us through a typical day's work.
  • Caritas aids Iraqi minorities fleeing fighting

Caritas aids Iraqi minorities fleeing fighting

  • 6 August 2014
Shia Muslims, Christians and Yazidi are fleeing violence in their thousands as extremisits seize more territory in the north of Iraqi. Caritas is providing food and other aid to those in desperate need..

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development

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