Caritas Internationalis

About Caritas Internationalis

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.

January 17, 2017

More help needed for refugees in Serbia

By |17 January 2017|

More help needed for refugees in Serbia as Caritas provides food in shelters but thousands more face freezing temperatures in the open.

Frozen Europe increases risks for migrants

By |12 January 2017|

Caritas is providing what aid it can to migrants and refugees facing life-threatening conditions after snow and arctic cold blanketed Greece, Serbia and south-eastern Europe.

Mongolia faces big chill as arctic winter worsens

By |5 January 2017|

This winter will likely see vast swathes of the Mongolian steppe affected by the extreme weather phenomenon known as a “dzud”, sparking fears of a devastating humanitarian crisis.

December 20, 2016

Hunger crisis in southern Madagascar

By |20 December 2016|

Five years of poor harvests mark what is now the country’s worst drought in 35 years, magnified by the effects of El Nino weather upheavals.

We are all with Aleppo

By |14 December 2016|

Caritas Internationalis is renewing its call for peace in Syria. Caritas is calling for an immediate end to the conflict, that humanitarian aid reaches those in need and that the lives of civilians are protected.

Respecting fundamental right to migrate in Senegal

By |13 December 2016|

Caritas respects fundamental right of people to migrate to improve their lives or because of instability.

Integration of migrants must be focus

By |10 December 2016|

Caritas Internationalis says this Human Rights Day 10 December that more must be done to ensure integration for migrants and refugees.
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    Ugandan scrub turns into second largest refugee camps in world

Ugandan scrub turns into second largest refugee camps in world

By |2 December 2016|

Up until July, Bidi Bidi in Northern Uganda was mostly sparsely populated grassland. Now, it’s the second largest refugee camp in the world home to 220,000 people.

November 21, 2016

Hurricane-affected communities need our help

By |21 November 2016|

With little government presence in Haiti, people are frustrated by the lack of aid that has arrived and the Caritas distributions are welcome relief.

Pope Francis asks Caritas to have a prophetic courage

By |17 November 2016|

Pope Francis asked Caritas to have a prophetic courage "in rejecting everything that demeans human beings and to be “peacemakers and reconcilers between peoples, communities and believers.”

Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

By |17 November 2016|

Pope Francis has taken the issue of migrants to his heart, especially child migrants. Caritas Internationalis (CI) joins the Pope asking for durable solutions to protect migrant children.

Bringing light to the child migrants in our midst

By |17 November 2016|

On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, Caritas appeals for all possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.
  • Caritas is distributing hygiene materials and teaching people about Ebola prevention.
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    Remembering those who died in the West Africa ebola epidemic

Remembering those who died in the West Africa ebola epidemic

By |14 November 2016|

November is a special month in the Catholic Church to remember those who have died. Abbé Kpamou from Guinea, remembers his family members died of ebola.
  • Nerlande Clairveau and her family received a food and hygiene kit from Caritas Jeremie
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    Caritas secretary general on his visit to hurricane-hit Haiti

Caritas secretary general on his visit to hurricane-hit Haiti

By |9 November 2016|

Over 800 people died as a direct result of the hurricane in Haiti, but most people are facing a hellish survival.
  • Caritas began a water project in Niukaloka Vilage, Diocese of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands.
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    Caritas calls for a focus on the most vulnerable at climate conference in Marrakesh

Caritas calls for a focus on the most vulnerable at climate conference in Marrakesh

By |7 November 2016|

At COP22, Caritas wants to especially defend the position of African countries and communities. Africa still remains vulnerable to the impacts of climate change despite having been the least contributor to it.

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