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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
90 percent of Chautara in Sindhupalchowk in Nepal has been destroyed. Caritas has been there delivering aid.
It took one minute to shatter Ramjandra’s life. The minute was 11:56 on Saturday 25 April 2015. It was the minute when the biggest earthquake for 92 years hit Nepal.
Caritas aid missions are reporting that villages in remote areas of Nepal have been utterly devastated by the earthquake. Villages close to the epicentre are 60 percent destroyed with people in urgent need of shelter.