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.

March 19, 2015

Church critical role in cyclone response on Vanuatu

By |19 March 2015|

Caritas Australia and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand are leading the Caritas Internationalis response in Vanuatu with the Catholic Church after the Pacific island nation was devastated by Cyclone Pam.

Vanuatu counts cost of Cyclone Pam

By |16 March 2015|

Up to 90 percent of buildings on one of Vanuatu main islands have been destroyed or damaged as aid workers rush to help survivors of Cyclone Pam. Caritas has sent emergency staff to Vanuatu to link up with local church structures.

Deadly cyclone slams into South Pacific islands

By |14 March 2015|

People on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu sheltered in churches and schools as a powerful tropical cyclone hit overnight. Scores are feared dead and thousands affected in one of the largest cyclones to hit the country.

Four years of war in Syria have left Middle East in ruins

By |12 March 2015|

Four years of war have left Syria in ruins, millions of people have fled and the violence has spread across the region. Caritas is providing aid to 1.2 million people.
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    Farmers and refugees win Caritas-Voices of Faith prize for women

Farmers and refugees win Caritas-Voices of Faith prize for women

By |5 March 2015|

Courageous Syrian refugees and Nicaraguan farmers are the winners of the first-ever “Women, Sowers of Development” award, given to groups that empower women and fight hunger.

Caritas supports Church network to protect the Amazon

By |3 March 2015|

A Church network to protect the Amazon has been officially launched at the Vatican with the support of Caritas.

Hard life of wait for Calais migrants

By |2 March 2015|

Calais is a dead end for many migrants. They arrive there hoping to get into Britain, where they think they will get work.

February 26, 2015

“We are always fasting” in Syria

By |26 February 2015|

We are tired and enough really is enough. There is great sadness in Syria at what has happened. It’s difficult for me to think about the hopes for the future of the next generation of Syrians.

Caritas helping war devastated Ukraine

By |20 February 2015|

Around 1.5 million Ukrainians in the east of the country have been uprooted by war. People who had homes and jobs find themselves crammed into a small room or two and are largely dependent on charity. Caritas has so far helped people with essential aid.

Syrian refugees battle winter storm in Lebanon

By |12 February 2015|

Syrian refugees in Lebanon were hit by more bad weather this week as Storm Yohan covered their flimsy shelters with inches of snow and freezing winds whipped through the camps. The refugees worked in sub-zero temperatures to protect their temporary homes.

Reflecting on the Lenten message of Pope Francis

By |12 February 2015|

Pope Francis reminds us that Lent is an invitation to renewal for the Church and among the faithful. To be able to respond to this invitation, Pope Francis warns us against the ‘globalisation of indifference’.

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).