About Caritas InternationalisCaritas 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
By Caritas Internationalis|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
By Caritas Internationalis|29 April 2015|Caritas is mobilising to help thousands of people who have fled political violence in Burundi.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
By Caritas Internationalis|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”.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.
By Caritas Internationalis|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.