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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 updates from around the world

  • Dignity, values and rights for migrants in Mexico

Dignity, values and rights for migrants in Mexico

  • 12 February 2016
“The Pope invites us to take up the Church's task of mercy and forgiveness, and with migrants this means informing or reminding them that they are human persons, with dignity, values and rights,” says Bishop Ortiz
  • Alarm as Ethiopian drought worsens

Alarm as Ethiopian drought worsens

  • 12 February 2016
As Ethiopia’s long-running drought worsens, more than 10.2 million people now need food assistance for their survival and 48,000 children under five are suffering from severe malnutrition.
  • Caritas promotes manual to eradicate extreme poverty

Caritas promotes manual to eradicate extreme poverty

  • 10 February 2016
Caritas Internationalis supports and will promote for use among its member organisations the "Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty: a Handbook for Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights”.

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Caritas Causes - Emergencies

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Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

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