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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

  • Iraqi Chrisitians find safety in Jordan

Iraqi Chrisitians find safety in Jordan

  • 20 August 2014
Caritas Jordan is paying airfare from Erbil to Amman for 1000 Iraqi Christians fleeing persecution, and then shelter and other aid once they arrive in Jordan.
  • Caritas aiding flood evacuees in Nepal

Caritas aiding flood evacuees in Nepal

  • 20 August 2014
Caritas Nepal is responding to massive flooding in Nepal, where continuous rainfall last week wiped out homes, roads and crops and sent people fleeing from their homes.
  • 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.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development

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