Caritas Internationalis

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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.

October 31, 2014

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan

By |31 October 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 800,000 people affected by the Super Cyclone Haiyan in the first twelve months since the storm hit the Philippines on 8 November.
  • Flora in her new home built by CORDAID, a member of Caritas in the Netherland. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: one year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

Philippines rising: one year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Thanks to Caritas members CAFOD and CORDAID, Flora and her family have moved into a new house, with a concrete base and a galvanised iron roof.
  • Ronald and nurse  Hilda Ponferrada, who saved many people’s lives. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: one year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

Philippines rising: one year after Haiyan – Ronald’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Ronald says that coming back to the hospital is an important milestone. “I am very happy,” he says. “I’m glad I’ve seen Hilda, and glad that she’s alive. I recall all of my memorees from that day, but I’m not going to cry again. I said that if I came back, I would not cry anymore.”

Don’t let migrants drown in Mediterranean, says Caritas

By |31 October 2014|

Each year thousands of migrants board small, unsafe boats to cross the Mediterranean Sea, often to escape violence in their home countries.

Ebola paralyses Sierra Leonean city

By |30 October 2014|

Our whole city Kenema was worst hit at the outbreak of this dreadful Ebola virus. Many families have been wiped out and many children have been orphaned. There are also many widows and widowers who lost their partners to Ebola. People are traumatised and stigmatised.

Ebola crisis calls for greater response

By |28 October 2014|

Caritas and Catholic Church leaders will meet on 4 November in Rome to discuss scaling up their actions in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Caritas united to combat poverty in Latin America

By |28 October 2014|

Latin America is the continent with the most inequality in the world, where the division between the rich and poor is massive. Caritas is working on all fronts to help combat the terrible scandal of poverty in which millions of people live.

Left behind: Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

By |21 October 2014|

Iraqi refugees who fled to Lebanon after the 2003 US-led military invasion risk being “left behind” according to a new Caritas Lebanon study.

Blessed Pope Paul VI: the great light

By |17 October 2014|

Caritas remembers a champion of social justice, a builder of peace, author of landmark Church teachings and its own founding father.

World Food Day: We can end hunger by 2025

By |16 October 2014|

On World Food Day, the humanitarian and development organisation of the Catholic Church, Caritas Internationalis says the world has the resources to end hunger by 2025.

Cocoa companies support Ebola response

By |15 October 2014|

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced a donation of $600,000 to support Ebola care and prevention efforts being carried out in West Africa by Caritas and the IFRC.

Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

By |15 October 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal for €2.5 million, (US$3 million) to help over 50,000 of the neediest people as severe food crisis looms in early 2015.

Right to food: a concrete utopia

By |14 October 2014|

Caritas was at a key meeting in Rome, calling to make the “utopia” of a hunger-free world a reality.

Child migrant legal rights in Lebanon

By |13 October 2014|

Caritas Lebanon advocates to protect the rights of the migrant children in Lebanon. It works on their legal status and their right to education.

Pope supports Caritas week of action to end hunger

By |6 October 2014|

Pope Francis has called for Catholics worldwide to join Caritas’ “Food for All” campaign, especially during the Week of Action. Listen to his brief message and learn more about what you can do.

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