Caritas on Lent 2013: Be a life saver

When an emergency hits, getting food, water, protection, healthcare, shelter, care and counselling to people in need is our priority.

Making sure that this happens in a coordinated, effective and efficient way is the responsibility of the Caritas Internationalis Emergency Response Team.

Whether it is travelling to emergencies in support of local staff, working with them to produce action plans, or mobilising funding and expertise, the Emergency Response Team is key to our lifesaving operations.

Caritas Internationalis was set up 60 years ago by the Vatican to organise the humanitarian operations of the Catholic Church. We are trusted by Pope Benedict XVI to continue to deliver this mission.

Be a lifesaver. Give to our Emergency Response Fund.

Caritas Internationalis

President: Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle
Secretary General: Michel Roy

Caritas Internationalis
Palazzo San Calisto
Vatican City State
V-00120

Reception Desk: + 39 06 698 797 99
Fax: + 39 06 698 872 37
Email: caritas.internationalis@caritas.va

The office is open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm.

If you need to contact a staff member outside of office hours in a humanitarian emergency, please call + 39 334 359 0700 or email emergencies@caritas.va