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Caritas – ending poverty, promoting justice and restoring dignity

Our mission

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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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.

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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

  • Fears grow over fate of Hassakeh in Syria

Fears grow over fate of Hassakeh in Syria

  • 26 June 2015
Caritas Syria president Msgr. Audo says fears are growing for people in Hassakeh as fighting spreads, causing families to flee and the Caritas office to close.
  • Human trafficking in crisis situations

Human trafficking in crisis situations

  • 26 June 2015
Human trafficking occurs in conflict situations since these situations weaken the government, increase poverty, and leave the vulnerable to fend for themselves.
  • Appeal of child orphaned by Ebola

Appeal of child orphaned by Ebola

  • 25 June 2015
Caritas was part of an event on the psychological needs of children whose parents had died of Ebola as the virsus swept three West African countries last year. Participants were moved by the words of one young girl.

Our causes

Caritas Causes - Emergencies

Caritas Causes - Food

Caritas Causes - Health

Caritas Causes - Migration

Caritas Causes - Development

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