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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.
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.
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
Caritas Internationalis (CI) calls on both parties in the Gaza conflict to agree to a permanent ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to get through and for the human rights of Palestinians to be protected.
Caritas urges governments to increase efforts to protect the dignity and rights of trafficked people on the first ever World Day of Trafficking in Persons (30th July).
The Caritas emergency programme will provide medical supplies and medicines to four hospitals plus fuel for generators. Two thousand families will receive food parcels and 500 families will be given blankets.