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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.

April 27, 2016

“We need the whole world” in Ecuador

By |27 April 2016|

“Part of the idiosyncrasy of human nature is that when pain comes people unite,” says Fr. Euclides. “But they quickly forget about that pain and they forget about the affected. Right now we have a lot of donations, enough to feed our people. What worries me is what happens two weeks from now? How will our provisions be then?”

Level of damage in Ecuador overwhelming

By |22 April 2016|

Agencies must think about setting up camps and how to provide the basics: water, sanitation, and child-friendly areas. Once that has been accomplished the task will shift to providing temporary housing and eventually how to get people back into homes.

Ecuador earthquake: photo diary

By |22 April 2016|

Images from some of the worst hit parts of Ecuador, which was struck by a powerful earthquake.

Paris climate change deal needs government action

By |21 April 2016|

World leaders will gather at the UN Headquarters in New York on 22 April for the initial signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement.

Church responds to Equador quake

By |20 April 2016|

Immediately after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the coastal province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, more than 500 people arrived at the Cristo Rey (Christ the King) Catholic Cathedral seeking safety.

Tents and rescue boats needed in Ecuador after quake

By |19 April 2016|

Remote parts of Ecuador hit by an earthquake are in desperate need of aid says Caritas.

Caritas ready to respond to Ecuador quake

By |18 April 2016|

Caritas Ecuador is scrambling to coordinate relief efforts with the local government to effectively reach those most in need follow a big earthquake.

An earthquake-proof home for 103-year-old Thiramaya

By |18 April 2016|

One year after Nepal earthquake Thiramaya will receive a new earthquake-proof home in which she will have access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.

Shelter priority one year after Nepal quake

By |18 April 2016|

Caritas will invest €36.4 million over the next three years in helping Nepal’s earthquake survivors as the country marks the first anniversary of the disaster. A major focus of the global confederation’s work will be on providing good quality housing.
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    Caritas, UNAIDS, PEPFAR and faith organisations make roadmap to end child HIV infection

Caritas, UNAIDS, PEPFAR and faith organisations make roadmap to end child HIV infection

By |15 April 2016|

Caritas and faith-based organisations (FBOs), launched a roadmap this week detailing what needs to be done by 2020 to prevent more children dying from AIDS-related illnesses.

Pope brings hope to refugees on Lesbos

By |12 April 2016|

Caritas has been providing aid to refugees and migrants on Lesbos, as the Greek island awaits the visit of Pope Francis.
  • Epiphanie and Josiane in northern Rwanda are both HIV positive, but thanks to prophylaxis treatment provided through the AIDSRelief consortium, their children are virus-free. Photo by Helen Blakesley/CRS.
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    Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

Faith-based organisations coming to Rome to plan roadmap for children living with HIV

By |6 April 2016|

Caritas has invited faith-based groups to Rome to lay the groundwork for a roadmap for their greater engagement in diagnosing and treating children living with HIV.

March 23, 2016

Quarter of South Sudanese face hunger

By |23 March 2016|

Millions of people in South Sudan are in desperate need of aid as the country faces its worst food crisis since independence in 2011.

Appeal for Boko Haram victims in Niger

By |23 March 2016|

People fleeing attacks by Boko Haram fighters in southeast Niger are in desperate need of aid.

Peace is possible says Syrian bishop at UN

By |18 March 2016|

Bishop Antoine Audo, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria, addressed a side event at the United Nations in Geneva on the crisis in Syria.

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