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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity

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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

  • War in Syria: day in the life

War in Syria: day in the life

  • 19 December 2014
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.
  • Bleak Christmas for Iraqi Christians

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi Christians

  • 19 December 2014
Caritas has been providing food, clothing, heaters, blankets and winterizing some of homes for around 10,000 Christians, Yazidis and Muslims in Iraq.
  • Winter help for Iraqis fleeing persecution

Winter help for Iraqis fleeing persecution

  • 19 December 2014
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.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

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Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

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