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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

  • A human rights school in Amazonia

A human rights school in Amazonia

  • 4 May 2016
The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) aims to create a training programme for community leaders and pastoral workers in the Amazon region, who have an extensive track record in protection and may thus respond to the challenges highlighted by the Pope.
  • Save Aleppo

Save Aleppo

  • 4 May 2016
The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. Joseph, a Caritas Syria employee in Aleppo, sent this report.
  • Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

  • 28 April 2016
The issue of water in Nepal one year after the earthquake is of real concern for many of the communities Caritas has been speaking to. In the first community we went to in Thokarpa neither the school nor the health centre had water.

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