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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity

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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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Caritas updates from around the world

  • One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking

One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking

  • 19 August 2016
Caritas Internationalis (CI) and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People will organize an international conference on human trafficking within and from Africa, in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • People flee to churches with fresh fighting in South Sudan

People flee to churches with fresh fighting in South Sudan

  • 12 August 2016
When the guns started firing again in Juba on the 7th July it brought to an end the fragile ceasefire and forced the displacement of 34,000 people from around Juba. Many sought refuge in established UN camps or church compounds.
  • Caritas responding to floods in India

Caritas responding to floods in India

  • 12 August 2016
Caritas is launching an emergency appeal to help people who’ve been hit by floods in Assam and Bihar in India. Millions of people have been displaced and over 150 have lost their lives as a result of the floods.

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