Caritas Internationalis

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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.

October 14, 2016

World Food Day: Food for All?

By |14 October 2016|

World Food Day this 16 October reminds the world again of the imperative to free humanity from hunger. Yet, today’s reality leaves us with a sense of deep discouragement.

A journey into Haiti’s hurricane heartland

By |12 October 2016|

Seeing the destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti’s South and Grand Anse is beyond anything that we could have imagined. The land has been washed away by the storm says Fr. Jean-Hervé Francois, director general of Caritas Haiti.
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    Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

By |12 October 2016|

Caritas upholds the position that human rights regarding cities and adequate housing should be at the heart of the New Urban Agenda.

Hurricane-hit Haiti appeal

By |7 October 2016|

Caritas is launching an international appeal for 250,000 euros for hurricaine-hit Haiti. Over 15,500 people fled their homes and 350,000 need help.

Stop Aleppo bombing

By |7 October 2016|

100,000 children are among those trapped in the beseiged Syrian city of Aleppo. An urgent ceasefire is needed to get the injured out and food and other aid in.

Prayers for Syria with Pope Francis

By |5 October 2016|

Pope Francis will lead 10,000 people in prayer for Syria during a 31 October ecumenical event in Sweden.

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti ‘catastrophic’

By |4 October 2016|

Hurricane Matthew is battering the Caribbean nation with high winds, heavy rains and storm surges. The government has declared a state of red alert. “The effect of the hurricane in the south of Haiti is catastrophic,” said Fr Jean-Hervé François, director of Caritas Haiti.

Home away from home in Mexico

By |4 October 2016|

Caritas believes it is vital that migrants are treated with dignity as persons. Caritas Mexico provides all kinds of assistance to those seeking hope for their families through their Casa del Migrante program

September 29, 2016

Pope Francis calls for Middle East peacemakers

By |29 September 2016|

Pope Francis met with Church workers on the crisis in Syria and Iraq 29 September in the Vatican. There were representatives of 40 Catholic aid agencies and Churches engaged there in humanitarian operations, including Caritas organisations.

Syria’s tragedy in black and white

By |27 September 2016|

Nowhere is the level of destruction in Syria more evident than in the city of Homs. One of the first theatres of war between government and rebel forces, the sprawling, ancient metropolis has been turned into a post-apocalyptic landscape.

Looking forward to ecumenical event with pope in Sweden

By |23 September 2016|

Pope Francis will join people from all over the world in celebration of the ecumenical developments of the Catholic and Lutheran Churches on 31 October in southern Sweden in Lund and Malmö.
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    Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

Breaking Bread: Forging an interfaith pathway to Zero Hunger

By |23 September 2016|

The simple tenet of sharing food with others who have none runs through all religions. The act of ‘breaking bread’ was the inspiration for the eponymous event held on 21 September during the UN General Assembly’s High Level Week in New York.

Ethiopia hit by drought and food shortages

By |19 September 2016|

Demand for aid has risen dramatically. More than 10.2 million people now need emergency food assistance, 1.2 million women and children need supplementary food aid, 400,000 children are suffering from severe malnutrition.

Breaking Bread towards zero hunger

By |16 September 2016|

Different community and faith leaders will come together on the evening of 21 September at the United Nations in New York to “break bread” in a celebration of a shared commitment to achieving zero hunger in our lifetime.

UN can make history for refugees and migrants

By |15 September 2016|

The United Nations will be discussing a plan for helping the 65 million people who’ve been uprooted by war, inequality, poverty, climate change around the world.

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