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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

  • Growing crisis in Burundi and region

Growing crisis in Burundi and region

  • 25 May 2016
Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.
  • Sri Lankans’ difficulty to start afresh after floods

Sri Lankans’ difficulty to start afresh after floods

  • 25 May 2016
The water levels are going down now after the floods which hit our country last week but the challenges faced by communities are still very large. There are many places where people have suffered landslides in our diocese or have been evacuated due to landslide threats.

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