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.

January 27, 2015

Malawi flood victims need urgent help

By |27 January 2015|

People flooded out of their homes in Malawi are in urgent need of food, shelter, clean water, blankets, clothing, and basic household utensils.

Central African refugees will suffer unless aid increases

By |27 January 2015|

Caritas warns that refugees from the Central African Republic will suffer if funding by the international community isn’t increased this year.

Winter highlights desperation of Syrians

By |21 January 2015|

Snow and freezing temperatures in the Middle East have left millions of Syrians in even greater need without the means to protect themselves against the weather.

Philippines asks pope for help on climate change

By |15 January 2015|

As Pope Francis makes his historic wisit to the Philippines, Caritas Philippines is asking for help in addressing the issue of climate change. The pope will meet families who survived natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

Refugees left out in cold in Middle East

By |14 January 2015|

Syrians and Iraqis struggling to cope with war in their own countries or as refugees far from home are now facing freezing weather conditions as one of the worst winter storms in decades hits the Middle East.

The Catholic AIDS and HIV Network

By |14 January 2015|

The Catholic AIDS and HIV Network (CHAN) is a network of Catholic Church-related partnership organisations and religious orders from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America.

Rebuilding Haiti five years after earthquake

By |9 January 2015|

On 12 January 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. In less than one minute, almost half of the homes in Port-au-Prince and its surroundings were reduced to dust. An outpouring of generosity by Catholics worldwide meant that Caritas could both respond to immediate needs and rebuild for the long term.

December 19, 2014

Caritas Jordan: child refugees need schools

By |19 December 2014|

Earlier this year, Caritas Jordan received the approval of the Jordanian government to receive Iraqi Christian refugees fleeing persecution by Islamic extremists in Mosul and the Ninevah Plains.

War in Syria: day in the life

By |19 December 2014|

Dozens of mortars continue to fall daily on the villages, towns and cities of Syria, causing daily deaths and injuries. Fighting rages between the government, opposition forces and the so-called ‘Islamic State’ militants who control large swathes of territory.
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    Latin Church leader: support Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

Latin Church leader: support Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

By |19 December 2014|

Ninety-five percent of the Syrian refugees who have arrived in Jordan are Muslims, since they came from the south of Syria which is mainly poor and Muslim.

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi Christians

By |19 December 2014|

Caritas has been providing food, clothing, heaters, blankets and winterizing some of homes for around 10,000 Christians, Yazidis and Muslims in Iraq.

Winter help for Iraqis fleeing persecution

By |19 December 2014|

Families in Zakho receive vouchers to buy $37 (€30) worth of winter clothes, which usually affords them a jacket, trousers and a pair of shoes. Hoerz said families were able to supplement this with donated second hand clothes.
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    Iraqi Christians who flee Mosul find help with Caritas Jordan

Iraqi Christians who flee Mosul find help with Caritas Jordan

By |19 December 2014|

Jordan was accepting thousands of Iraqi refugees, expediting their arrival with special visas. But the country is struggling under the enormous burden of more than a million and a half Syrian refugees and has little to no resources for newcomers.

Syrian refugee boy has hope thanks to Caritas

By |19 December 2014|

The Caritas office in Zarqa provided Chady's family with kitchen utensils and a cooker and also gives them food and clothes vouchers.

Vatican Radio teams up with Caritas Jordan

By |19 December 2014|

In a series of blogs, Vatican Radio’s Tracey McClure looks at the challenges facing Jordanian society and the toll that the Syrian war is exacting on some of the region’s most vulnerable.

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