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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity
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 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
Dozens of mortars continue to fall daily on the villages, towns and cities of Syria, causing daily deaths and injuries. Fighting rages between the government, opposition forces and the so-called ‘Islamic State’ militants who control large swathes of territory.
Caritas has been providing food, clothing, heaters, blankets and winterizing some of homes for around 10,000 Christians, Yazidis and Muslims in Iraq.
Families in Zakho receive vouchers to buy $37 (€30) worth of winter clothes, which usually affords them a jacket, trousers and a pair of shoes. Hoerz said families were able to supplement this with donated second hand clothes.