Caritas Internationalis

About Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Internationalis is the global confederation of 165 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.

February 24, 2017

South Sudan bishops: “This famine is man-made”

By |24 February 2017|

Following the declaration of famine in Unity State, South Sudan this week, the country’s Catholic bishops have issued a powerful pastoral letter condemning the country’s civil war and labelling the famine as “man-made”.

Urgent food aid needed as famine strikes South Sudan

By |22 February 2017|

Famine declared in South Sudan with 275,000 children severely malnourished and more than 5 million people urgently in need of food and agricultural assistance.

How young migrants fall into the hands of traffickers

By |4 February 2017|

Jimmy Lopez, 24, was trafficked after he left his family in Honduras to go to the United States. His story reminds us of the vulnerability of child migrants to human trafficking, and the need to protect them and their rights.
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    More violence in Eastern Ukraine, thousands are without water and power

More violence in Eastern Ukraine, thousands are without water and power

By |2 February 2017|

Caritas fears for a humanitarian emergency in eastern Ukraine following an upsurge in fighting between government forces and Russian-backed separatists.

An invitation to pray for the victims of human trafficking

By |1 February 2017|

Caritas organisations and supporters are invited to pray for the child and adolescent victims of human trafficking on 8th February.

January 23, 2017

Caritas helps vulnerable people suffering from cold winter

By |23 January 2017|

Caritas in Serbia is helping vulnerable families by procuring firewood and stoves or paying their electric bills.
  • Caritas in Italy is helping refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia to find a home.
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    Caritas supports humanitarian corridor for Horn of Africa refugees

Caritas supports humanitarian corridor for Horn of Africa refugees

By |20 January 2017|

Italy is opening a humanitarian corridor for refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia with the support of Caritas.

More help needed for refugees in Serbia

By |17 January 2017|

More help needed for refugees in Serbia as Caritas provides food in shelters but thousands more face freezing temperatures in the open.

Frozen Europe increases risks for migrants

By |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.

Mongolia faces big chill as arctic winter worsens

By |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.

December 20, 2016

Hunger crisis in southern Madagascar

By |20 December 2016|

Five years of poor harvests mark what is now the country’s worst drought in 35 years, magnified by the effects of El Nino weather upheavals.

We are all with Aleppo

By |14 December 2016|

Caritas Internationalis is renewing its call for peace in Syria. Caritas is calling for an immediate end to the conflict, that humanitarian aid reaches those in need and that the lives of civilians are protected.

Respecting fundamental right to migrate in Senegal

By |13 December 2016|

Caritas respects fundamental right of people to migrate to improve their lives or because of instability.

Integration of migrants must be focus

By |10 December 2016|

Caritas Internationalis says this Human Rights Day 10 December that more must be done to ensure integration for migrants and refugees.
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    Ugandan scrub turns into second largest refugee camps in world

Ugandan scrub turns into second largest refugee camps in world

By |2 December 2016|

Up until July, Bidi Bidi in Northern Uganda was mostly sparsely populated grassland. Now, it’s the second largest refugee camp in the world home to 220,000 people.

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