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.

March 23, 2016

Quarter of South Sudanese face hunger

By |23 March 2016|

Millions of people in South Sudan are in desperate need of aid as the country faces its worst food crisis since independence in 2011.

Appeal for Boko Haram victims in Niger

By |23 March 2016|

People fleeing attacks by Boko Haram fighters in southeast Niger are in desperate need of aid.

Peace is possible says Syrian bishop at UN

By |18 March 2016|

Bishop Antoine Audo, the Chaldean Bishop of Aleppo and president of Caritas Syria, addressed a side event at the United Nations in Geneva on the crisis in Syria.

More aid needed for victims of Boko Haram

By |17 March 2016|

Caritas is concerned about the worsening crisis in central Africa as thousands of people are being forced to flee Boko Haram fighters in Niger, Nigeria and Chad.

Myanmar looks to the future with hope

By |17 March 2016|

Speaking at the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yangon Charles Bo spoke about the future of Myanmar.

Borders go up in Europe, leaving thousands stranded

By |9 March 2016|

The decision to impose tighter border restrictions is effectively converting Greece into a refugee camp. Caritas is providing aid, but says EU policies must change.

February 25, 2016

Kidnapped family of Caritas Syria worker freed

By |25 February 2016|

On the 22 February 2015, the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) attacked villages along the Khabour river in northern Syria. They kidnapped around 230 Assyrian Christians, including the family of a Caritas Syria staff member. They have just been released along with all the other hostages.

Refugees and migrants on the Greek border with Macedonia

By |24 February 2016|

More than 930,000 refugees arrived in Greece in the past 12 months. Last year several thousand people were crossing the border at Idomeni every day but now there are tight restrictions.

Caritas ready as Cyclone Winston hits Fiji

By |21 February 2016|

The impact of Cyclone Winston on Fiji has been severe as the Pacific nation was lashed with very destructive hurricane force winds Saturday gusting to 300 kmph. The storm had earlier hit Tonga, where Caritas is now delivering aid.

Syrian refugees in Lebanon need shelter

By |18 February 2016|

Caritas interviewed 288 Syrian refugee families in Beirut, Tripoli, and Saida. It found that refugee households paid an average $291 in rent and were forced to spend an average three-quarters (76%) of their total income on rental.

Lent 2016: travelling through the wilderness with Caritas

By |16 February 2016|

Pope Francis has invited us all on a journey in the Holy Year of Mercy at the end of 2015. The first stop on this “expedition” is own hearts.

Dignity, values and rights for migrants in Mexico

By |12 February 2016|

“The Pope invites us to take up the Church's task of mercy and forgiveness, and with migrants this means informing or reminding them that they are human persons, with dignity, values and rights,” says Bishop Ortiz

Alarm as Ethiopian drought worsens

By |12 February 2016|

As Ethiopia’s long-running drought worsens, more than 10.2 million people now need food assistance for their survival and 48,000 children under five are suffering from severe malnutrition.

Caritas promotes manual to eradicate extreme poverty

By |10 February 2016|

Caritas Internationalis supports and will promote for use among its member organisations the "Making Human Rights Work for People Living in Extreme Poverty: a Handbook for Implementing the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights”.

Holy Year of Mercy FAQs

By |5 February 2016|

The Holy Year of Mercy is an invitation made by Pope Francis to us all to contemplate the mystery of mercy and undertake a pilgrimage of transformation.

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