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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.
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    End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

By |5 June 2014|

One of the important ministerial sessions at the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, being held in London from 10-13 June, will be about the role and responsibilities of faith networks in helping to bring to an end this terrible crime.

#TimeToAct: End sexual violence in conflict

By |30 May 2014|

Caritas is joining Vatican officials, the UK government and other faith-based organisations to stamp out this crime.

Lifeline to Central African Republic

By |29 May 2014|

Caritas is the last aid agency operating in some of the most dangerous areas in the Central African Republic, providing life-saving food, medicine and shelter in a country torn apart by war.

Arms open to the world at Rio AIDS event

By |28 May 2014|

The Archdiocese of Rio de Janeiro, UNAIDS and the city’s state university joined their voices on 23 May to promote equality and the elimination of stigma and discrimination. Caritas Internationalis was present.

Pope praises Caritas on Holy Land visit

By |26 May 2014|

"My thoughts are also for the charity work performed by Church institutions like Caritas Jordan and others, who, by caring for the needy without distinction of religion, ethnicity or ideology, have shown the splendor of the charitable face of the merciful Jesus.," said Pope Francis on Holy Land pilgrimmage.

Floods recede in Balkans to reveal desolation

By |23 May 2014|

Caritas is providing food and clothes to people caught by record flooding in Serbia and Bosnia, and will help with the clean up efforts and getting communities back on their feet.

Cardinal Rodriguez visits Syrian refugees in Jordan

By |22 May 2014|

Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga met with a group of Syrian refugees in Jordan and shared with them a message of solidarity from Pope Francis.

Hygiene awareness for Somali refugees in Kenya

By |22 May 2014|

Caritas confederation member organisations funded a project aimed to improve sanitation and hygiene in Kambioos camp

Crisis worsening in South Sudan

By |21 May 2014|

South Sudan is heading for famine unless urgent action is taken now to provide humanitarian aid and for aid agencies to reach those in need.

Caritas providing aid in Balkan floods

By |19 May 2014|

Caritas in Bosnia and Serbia are providing children, the elderly and families in need who have seen their homes and belongings washed away in the worst flooding in over a century.

Holy Land pilgrims look to papal visit

By |19 May 2014|

Caritas members took part in the pilgrimage to holy sites from 12 – 16 May. They witnessed the difficult lives of Palestinians and called on Christians, Muslims and Jews to work together to bring about peace.

Syrian children learning to hope

By |16 May 2014|

Syrian children risk becoming a lost generation unless they receive education. Caritas and the Church are providing school support inside the country and across the region.

The wrongs and rights of migration

By |16 May 2014|

“The cheapest plane from Nairobi to London costs $565. What do you think would push us to spend thousands of dollars and risk our lives to get there?” A migrant's question at the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Stockholm, Sweden.

Thousands flee conflict in Myanmar

By |13 May 2014|

Caritas launches an emergency appeal as thousands flee conflict in Myanmar. Around 100,000 people have been displaced in Kachin and northern Shan states. Caritas will provide water, food, health services and lodging to people wanting to return home.

Open your arms to migrants

By |13 May 2014|

In a message to the Gobal Forum on Migration and Development, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said, "Migrants and refugees are not a problem to be solved. They are brothers and sisters with hopes, dreams and talents."

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