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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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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

  • Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

  • 28 April 2017
Drought and civil conflict have led to food crises across East Africa. Parts of South Sudan are already experiencing famine. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating.
  • Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

  • 24 April 2017
During meetings at the UN in New York 22 April to 1 May, community leaders supported by the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial network (REPAM) will raise the plight of their people. Caritas is a member of REPAM.
  • Life improves for Burundian refugees in Rwanda

Life improves for Burundian refugees in Rwanda

  • 24 April 2017
Since May 2015, Caritas has been helping the most vulnerable. They number more than 7,000 people, including the sick, the mentally and physically disabled, single mothers, women alone, nursing women, children, the elderly and refugees who have been traumatised. No way can they be abandoned!

Our causes

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