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.

May 6, 2015

Voices from Nepal

By |6 May 2015|

"My wife and two sons, 10 years and 18 months old, were in the apartment on the second floor. I've never had such a terrible experience in my house. I'll never forget it."

Shelter supplies reach rural Nepal

By |4 May 2015|

80 houses have been destroyed in the hamlet of Panchkhal in Karve in Nepal. Caritas has distributed tarpaulins for 1150 households in the area as shelter still remains the most urgent priority.

Aid gets to devastated village in Nepal

By |3 May 2015|

90 percent of Chautara in Sindhupalchowk in Nepal has been destroyed. Caritas has been there delivering aid.

Devastation revealed in rural Nepal

By |1 May 2015|

Caritas aid missions are reporting that villages in remote areas of Nepal have been utterly devastated by the earthquake. Villages close to the epicentre are 60 percent destroyed with people in urgent need of shelter.

April 29, 2015

Caritas aids victims of political unrest in Burundi

By |29 April 2015|

Caritas is mobilising to help thousands of people who have fled political violence in Burundi.

Ten things you might not know about people trafficking

By |29 April 2015|

You don’t have to go to “the peripheries”, in the words of Pope Francis, to meet victims of human trafficking, because often they are “hiding in plain sight” in our societies.

Caritas aid reaches Nepal earthquake survivors

By |26 April 2015|

Caritas aid workers are reaching survivors in Nepal after a major earthquake. Many are sleeping out in the open and need food and temporary shelter.

Major earthquake hits Nepal

By |25 April 2015|

Caritas Nepal staff are rushing to respond to a strong earthquake. The quake measured 7.9. The epicentre was between the capital Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara. Extensive damage has been reported, with loss of life and injury. An eye witness account from the director of Caritas Nepal.

World abandons Aleppo as arms continue to flow

By |24 April 2015|

An interview with Bishop Antoine Audo SJ, Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and Caritas Syria President, as fighting spreads across Syria's largest city.

Urgent action after more tragedy in Mediterranean

By |20 April 2015|

Caritas is calling for the European Union to act quickly as yet more migrants drown in Mediterranean Sea.

Cleaning up Vanuatu after the storm

By |17 April 2015|

Groups of locals have taken to the streets of Port Vila, Vanuatu to help clean up the neighbourhoods hardest hit by Cyclone Pam as part of Caritas relief efforts.
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    Worldwide Caritas organisations to meet on Caring for Creation

Worldwide Caritas organisations to meet on Caring for Creation

By |16 April 2015|

The leaders of Catholic agencies from around the world will be in Rome from 12 – 17 May for the 20th Caritas Internationalis General Assembly, titled “One Human Family, Caring for Creation”.

Charity and dignity via an electronic purse

By |14 April 2015|

Electronic purses containing 600 pesos per month were delivered to each of the 725 families affected by hurricane Odile, so that they could decide what they needed most and directly buy goods from the supermarket, with the only restriction that the purse may not be used to buy tobacco or alcoholic beverages.

Severe snowstorm hits Mongolia

By |9 April 2015|

Mongolia has been hit by devastating blizzards with heavy snow completely buying vehicles and yurts, the traditional houses. Caritas Mongolia has been asked by local authorities to help, starting with food, hygiene, warm clothes, shoes and blankets, coal and firewood, yurts and to repair destroyed deep wells.

Caritas joins World Bank to end extreme poverty

By |9 April 2015|

More than 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organisations, including Caritas Internationalis, launched a call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030, a goal shared by the World Bank Group.