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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.

November 13, 2014

Protecting the rights of children across the globe – FAQs

By |13 November 2014|

In some parts of the world, war, violence, poverty and abuse mean that children aren’t safe in their homes. Many of them leave, either with their parents or alone, in hope of finding a place to live which is safer and where they can flourish.

Helping minors at risk in Morocco

By |12 November 2014|

Antonio Jimenez is an expert on child migration issues who lectures at the Universities of Huelva and Seville in Spain. Here he speaks about what can be done to minimise risks to child migrants in Morocco.

New Ebola burials reflect religious concerns

By |11 November 2014|

In partnership with the Red Cross, Caritas Internationalis and other faith based organisation, the World Health Organisation has updated step-by-step processes for safe and dignified burials in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.

Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis in pictures

By |10 November 2014|

Greeting friends without hugging, waiting for relatives to emerge from quarantine, calling an ambulance that doesn’t arrive—this is what daily life in Sierra Leone looks like as Ebola ravages the West African country.

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.
  • The Statue of Our Lady of the Assumption survived the typhoon. Photo by 
Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A town full of hope

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A town full of hope

By |31 October 2014|

Coming back to the school, ten months on, is an emotional experience. The transformation is remarkable. The tents have gone, and children are playing on the land, which is, I now realise, a basketball court.
  • Amelia with her minnie mouse bag. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A new house for Amalia

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – A new house for Amalia

By |31 October 2014|

Today, thanks to the generosity of Catholics around the world, Amalia lives in a brand new house with a concrete base, a galvanised iron roof and white hardiflex walls.

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.

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