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.

June 25, 2015

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    Caritas warns of the risks the crisis has entailed for Spain before the UN Human Rights Council

Caritas warns of the risks the crisis has entailed for Spain before the UN Human Rights Council

By |25 June 2015|

Caritas Internationalis spoke at the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva(25 June 2015) within the scope of the Universal Period Review (EPU) of Spain.

Syrian refugees in dramatic need in Turkey

By |24 June 2015|

Women and children refugees recently arrived from Syria to Turkey are living in extremely difficult conditions. Caritas is able to some aid but more is needed.

Gardens of safety in Chad from Africa’s wars

By |23 June 2015|

Caritas is giving families orginally from Chad and who have now returned agricultural training, tools and seeds so that they can become self sufficient.

A childhood on the streets in Djibouti

By |22 June 2015|

Caritas gets a large number of children into basic schooling and a small group of adolescents into a vocational college where they can learn a trade.

Photos from Iraq one year after fall of Mosul

By |19 June 2015|

A photo story on the Christian, Yazidi and other religious minorities who fled persecution last June to Kurdistan, where they're in desperate need of help.
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    Pope Francis plans for radical change in encyclical on caring for our common home

Pope Francis plans for radical change in encyclical on caring for our common home

By |18 June 2015|

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” asks Pope Francis in his first encyclical, as he offers a positive plan to tackle climate change, inequality, poverty and exclusion.

Caritas and climate change FAQs

By |18 June 2015|

The world’s poorest people are being hit hardest by climate extremes. Typhoons and floods destroy entire communities, damaging homes and property. Drought, erratic rainfall, or unpredictable growing seasons lead to smaller harvests, or no harvests at all--leaving millions hungry.

Not “by bread alone”

By |16 June 2015|

By serving the poor we serve our Master. We deliver a message of hope, just like Pope Francis will do with his encyclical and has been doing ever since his election. In this way, we are truly Caritas.

Common myths on climate change

By |10 June 2015|

The climate has changed throughout the earth’s history but the huge changes happening to our climate today are not due to natural causes.
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    Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

Caritas keeps hope alive in contested border region of Abyei

By |3 June 2015|

Unlike many other conflict zones around the world, Abyei is not filled with non-governmental organizations providing assistance to the population. Many NGOs are afraid that working in Abyei will anger government officials in Khartoum, who could then deny them access to Darfur and other troubled areas.

May 25, 2015

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    Caritas reaches more than 100,000 one month after Nepal quake

Caritas reaches more than 100,000 one month after Nepal quake

By |25 May 2015|

Caritas has reached 100,000 people (21,000 households) with aid in the last four weeks since a major earthquake hit Nepal.

Caritas health workers overcome loss through service

By |25 May 2015|

Ganga Pathak and Rewati Thapa are health workers supporting the Caritas Nepal earthquake relief efforts. They continue their service to humanity in the face of personal loss.

Archbishop Oscar Romero a “beacon of light” for charity

By |22 May 2015|

The Caritas confederation says Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador was a “beacon of light for everyone working the service of charity”.

Oscar Romero and Caritas

By |22 May 2015|

In the 1970s, CAFOD (Caritas member in England and Wales) supported Romero’s famous radio broadcasts, which – at a time when the press was heavily censored – were often the only means by which people in El Salvador knew the truth about the atrocities occurring in their country.
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    End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

End hunger by 2025 say Church leaders during Caritas Day at the 2015 Expo

By |20 May 2015|

Caritas leaders said that ending hunger by 2025 is an achievable goal if we support family and small scale farming during Caritas Day at the Milan 2015 Expo.