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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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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.

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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

  • 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.
  • Ebola crisis calls for greater response

Ebola crisis calls for greater response

  • 28 October 2014
Caritas and Catholic Church leaders will meet on 4 November in Rome to discuss scaling up their actions in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
  • Caritas united to combat poverty in Latin America

Caritas united to combat poverty in Latin America

  • 28 October 2014
Latin America is the continent with the most inequality in the world, where the division between the rich and poor is massive. Caritas is working on all fronts to help combat the terrible scandal of poverty in which millions of people live.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development

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