Caritas Internationalis

About Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Internationalis is the global confederation of 164 Catholic organisations working on behalf of the poor. It is the arm through which the Church delivers its moral mission to help the most vulnerable and excluded people, whatever their religion or race.

Caritas aiding flood evacuees in Nepal

By |20 August 2014|

Caritas Nepal is responding to massive flooding in Nepal, where continuous rainfall last week wiped out homes, roads and crops and sent people fleeing from their homes.

Caritas relief reaches families in Iraq

By |18 August 2014|

Caritas is providing food, water, bedding and essential living supplies to Christian, Yazidis and other religious minorities as they flee violence in Iraq.

Caritas aids Iraqi minorities fleeing fighting

By |6 August 2014|

Shia Muslims, Christians and Yazidi are fleeing violence in their thousands as extremisits seize more territory in the north of Iraqi. Caritas is providing food and other aid to those in desperate need..

Map to saving lives in the Philippines

By |5 August 2014|

A 'Risk Map' is helping communities in the Philippines make their own plans on how to be better able to resist future natural disasters in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

24 hours in Gaza

By |5 August 2014|

Caritas staff continue to provide aid and medical care to the people of Gaza. One of them talks about his daily life.

CRS aid gets through to Gaza

By |29 July 2014|

The Israeli offensive in Gaza continues, with civilian casualties, destruction of buildings, damage to infrastructure and internal displacement continuing to rise. During a short ceasefire, CRS reached families whose homes had been totally destroyed.

Not just another nameless casualty in Gaza

By |28 July 2014|

Jalila Ayyad, the first Christian casualty in the conflict in Gaza, died in her home yesterday when a shell hit. One of her sons, Jeries, is in hospital with serious wounds. Caritas Jerusalem is trying to evacuate him out of Gaza to East Jerusalem.

Gaza: ‘The scars will last a lifetime’

By |28 July 2014|

I saw many injured people at the hospital. Their faces were full of fear and sadness. It is hard to describe the desolation that people feel in Gaza.
  • Caritas calls on the international community to ensure existing peace agreements are upheld. Credit: LIz O'Neill/CRS
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    Caritas calls for a ceasefire and the protection of human rights in the Holy Land

Caritas calls for a ceasefire and the protection of human rights in the Holy Land

By |24 July 2014|

Caritas Internationalis (CI) calls on both parties in the Gaza conflict to agree to a permanent ceasefire to allow humanitarian aid to get through and for the human rights of Palestinians to be protected.
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    Caritas urges governments to protect the rights of victims of trafficking

Caritas urges governments to protect the rights of victims of trafficking

By |24 July 2014|

Caritas urges governments to increase efforts to protect the dignity and rights of trafficked people on the first ever World Day of Trafficking in Persons (30th July).

Caritas appeals for help on behalf of Gazans

By |22 July 2014|

The Caritas emergency programme will provide medical supplies and medicines to four hospitals plus fuel for generators. Two thousand families will receive food parcels and 500 families will be given blankets.
  • Early treatment and diagnosis of HIV can make a world of difference in bettering the health and prolonging the lives of children across the world. Credit: Karen Kasmauski/Caritas
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    The constant challenges of treating children living with HIV

The constant challenges of treating children living with HIV

By |22 July 2014|

In order to stimulate attention from governments and pharmaceutical companies, Caritas initiated a child advocacy program, the Prescription for Life Letter Writing Campaign, which encourages children to write letters to governments and drug companies to advocate for children with HIV across the world.

Supporting children of migrant parents in South-East Asia

By |22 July 2014|

As South-East Asians increasingly migrate overseas in search of work, there is concern over the growing number of family members, particularly children, left behind in the home countries.

People first when planning the way forward for HIV and AIDS

By |21 July 2014|

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, emphasized the importance of putting people first in the fight against AIDS, and reported “we have seen HIV infections drop by 38% since 2001

Spiritual and pastoral care for HIV/AIDS patients

By |21 July 2014|

Wellness is not simply the absence of disease, but is rather a dynamic state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being.

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