Caritas Internationalis

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Caritas Internationalis is the global confederation of 165 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.

May 19, 2016

Aid system needs faith in religious agencies

By |19 May 2016|

Caritas Internationalis president Cardinal Tagle will urge for greater engagement with faith-based and local organisations at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
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    Caritas giving emergency help to Sri Lanka flood and landslide survivors

Caritas giving emergency help to Sri Lanka flood and landslide survivors

By |19 May 2016|

Caritas says that beyond food and water, clothes and temporary shelter are among the things most needed right night by those in monsoon-affected areas in Sri Lanka.

Caritas’ work on Laudato Si’

By |13 May 2016|

Some examples of how Laudato Si’ has inspired Caritas’ work.

Sustainable development and the future of work

By |9 May 2016|

Caritas Internationalis, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Labour Organization strengthened ties to promote decent work at a conference held in Rome from 2-6th May.

Homes, food, jobs key after Ecuador quake

By |6 May 2016|

Caritas aims to help 3,500 people in 8 rural communities in Ecuador rebuild their lives.

A human rights school in Amazonia

By |4 May 2016|

The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) aims to create a training programme for community leaders and pastoral workers in the Amazon region, who have an extensive track record in protection and may thus respond to the challenges highlighted by the Pope.

Save Aleppo

By |4 May 2016|

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. Joseph, a Caritas Syria employee in Aleppo, sent this report.

April 27, 2016

“We need the whole world” in Ecuador

By |27 April 2016|

“Part of the idiosyncrasy of human nature is that when pain comes people unite,” says Fr. Euclides. “But they quickly forget about that pain and they forget about the affected. Right now we have a lot of donations, enough to feed our people. What worries me is what happens two weeks from now? How will our provisions be then?”

Level of damage in Ecuador overwhelming

By |22 April 2016|

Agencies must think about setting up camps and how to provide the basics: water, sanitation, and child-friendly areas. Once that has been accomplished the task will shift to providing temporary housing and eventually how to get people back into homes.

Ecuador earthquake: photo diary

By |22 April 2016|

Images from some of the worst hit parts of Ecuador, which was struck by a powerful earthquake.

Paris climate change deal needs government action

By |21 April 2016|

World leaders will gather at the UN Headquarters in New York on 22 April for the initial signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement.

Church responds to Equador quake

By |20 April 2016|

Immediately after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the coastal province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, more than 500 people arrived at the Cristo Rey (Christ the King) Catholic Cathedral seeking safety.

Tents and rescue boats needed in Ecuador after quake

By |19 April 2016|

Remote parts of Ecuador hit by an earthquake are in desperate need of aid says Caritas.

Caritas ready to respond to Ecuador quake

By |18 April 2016|

Caritas Ecuador is scrambling to coordinate relief efforts with the local government to effectively reach those most in need follow a big earthquake.

An earthquake-proof home for 103-year-old Thiramaya

By |18 April 2016|

One year after Nepal earthquake Thiramaya will receive a new earthquake-proof home in which she will have access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities.

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