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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity

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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

  • Frozen Europe increases risks for migrants

Frozen Europe increases risks for migrants

  • 12 January 2017
Caritas is providing what aid it can to migrants and refugees facing life-threatening conditions after snow and arctic cold blanketed Greece, Serbia and south-eastern Europe.
  • No water in Damascus hitting hard

No water in Damascus hitting hard

  • 7 January 2017
The Syrian capital suffers from long electricity cuts and gas and oil shortages. People have no means of heating during these cold winter days. What makes the situation catastrophic however is a water crisis.
  • Mongolia faces big chill as arctic winter worsens

Mongolia faces big chill as arctic winter worsens

  • 5 January 2017
This winter will likely see vast swathes of the Mongolian steppe affected by the extreme weather phenomenon known as a “dzud”, sparking fears of a devastating humanitarian crisis.

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