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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

  • Summer of disasters leaves aid agencies dry

Summer of disasters leaves aid agencies dry

  • 27 August 2014
As the number of disasters all over the world rises, Caritas member Cordaid argues that the lack of funds for humanitarian aid is exacerbating an already serious situation.
  • Appeal for flood survivors in India

Appeal for flood survivors in India

  • 27 August 2014
Caritas has launched an eight-month emergency programme to help to over 47,000 in Odisha after floods left 3.5 million people in need.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development

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