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.

June 21, 2017

Pope Francis donates to Caritas for South Sudan

By |21 June 2017|

Pope Francis will supportCaritas for its work in South Sudan on providing tools and seeds for hungry people as they face extreme hunger.

Fighting famine with the people of Somalia

By |19 June 2017|

Cholera has been contained but Somalia is still facing a worsening humanitarian crisis with 6.7 million people in need of urgent assistance as severe drought sweeps across East Africa.

World Refugee Day: welcome, protect, promote, integrate

By |16 June 2017|

World Refugee Day in eleven photos, eight quotes, four verbs and one prayer.
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    Strengthening faith-based work on children with HIV in Africa

Strengthening faith-based work on children with HIV in Africa

By |13 June 2017|

Caritas Internationalis is joining hands with UNAIDS, PEPFAR and Caritas Nigeria in supporting a regional consultation on the theme "Early Diagnosis and Treatment for HIV-positive Children: Strengthening Engagement of Faith-Based Organisations".
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    Central American bishop calls for action on migration crisis

Central American bishop calls for action on migration crisis

By |12 June 2017|

The Northern Triangle – Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador – faces a serious security and forced displacement crisis, owing to extreme levels of violence coupled with acute poverty.

Caritas responds to East Africa food crisis

By |8 June 2017|

Caritas is currently funding 140 aid projects aimed at providing assistance for more than 4.3 million people in need. Around two thirds of Caritas programmes focus on food security and livelihoods.

Surviving Syria

By |7 June 2017|

Caritas meets families surviving against the odds inside Syria’s brutal civil war.

Humanitarian tragedy unfolds in Lake Chad

By |6 June 2017|

People forced from their homes by Boko Haram flee to Chad to live in communities already struggling with poverty.

Church provides aid as starvation grips South Sudan

By |2 June 2017|

After decades of war, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011. However, renewed conflict since mid-2016 has created a catastrophe of biblical proportions.
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    Millions displaced in Kasai province as violence continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Millions displaced in Kasai province as violence continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo

By |1 June 2017|

Violence between insurgents and regular armed forces, at least 400 deaths and more than one million people displaced in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

May 23, 2017

  • Trocaire (Caritas in Ireland) together with local partners put in place disaster plans for communities facing the threat of flooding. Photo by Martin Calix/Trocaire
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    UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

UN conference on disaster risk reduction must put people first

By |23 May 2017|

Caritas says a major UN forum in Cancun, Mexico on how to better protect people from future disasters must put local communities first.
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    Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

Children face hunger crisis in Venezuela as malnutrition soars

By |16 May 2017|

Child malnutrition in parts of Venezuela is now at the level of a humanitarian crisis in some areas, warns a new report from the local Caritas agency.

April 30, 2017

UN conference must put people first

By |30 April 2017|

Caritas says a major UN forum in Cancun, Mexico on how to better protect people from future disasters must put local communities first.

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

By |28 April 2017|

Drought and civil conflict have led to food crises across East Africa. Parts of South Sudan are already experiencing famine. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating.

Indigenous speaking out against human rights abuses

By |24 April 2017|

During meetings at the UN in New York 22 April to 1 May, community leaders supported by the Pan-Amazon Ecclesial network (REPAM) will raise the plight of their people. Caritas is a member of REPAM.