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.

July 16, 2015

Financing for Development: ambition was lacking

By |16 July 2015|

The Addis Ababa Conference should indicate countries' levels of political will to define "their transformative agenda" in order to eradicate poverty and tackle climate change challenges. Unfortunately, it rather revealed the predominance of short-term national interests and unconditional recourse to an unsupervised private sector.

Painting by numbers in Ukraine

By |15 July 2015|

"We're not doing enough. The humanitarian catastrophe has not really been talked about or covered: 1.3 million people have left their homes behind and everything they had."

Filling the humanitarian expertise gap in Lebanon

By |13 July 2015|

Interview with Caritas Lebanon Director Rita Rhayem on improving relief efforts for refugees.

Is a new approach to sustainable development possible?

By |13 July 2015|

At the International Conference on Financing for Development we need to see a separate strong follow up mechanism that will continue to address the difficult systemic issues in the global economy.
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    Caritas leader in Central Africa selected for humanitarian award

Caritas leader in Central Africa selected for humanitarian award

By |10 July 2015|

The president of Caritas Central African Republic is one of three people to be chosen for an international award for their work in inter-religious dialogue.
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    Financing for Development in Addis Ababa: a crucial step for our future

Financing for Development in Addis Ababa: a crucial step for our future

By |10 July 2015|

Government representatives should go beyond national selfishness and short-term interests if they want to reach a satisfactory agreement to respect the dignity and participation of all states, especially the most fragile ones...

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.

Film: Decent work for domestic workers in Lebanon

By |21 June 2015|

Migrant domestic workers should be treated with the same respect as any other worker: “Treat others as you want to be treated”. That's the message of a film by Caritas Lebanon to coincide with forth anniversary of an internation convention setting labour standards for domestic workers.

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.

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