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.

April 14, 2015

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.

Caritas mourns colleague killed in Syria

By |8 April 2015|

The Caritas family joins with our friends in Caritas Syria to mourn the death of our colleague, Safouh Al-Mosleh, killed at noon on 7 April when a shell fell on his house in Aleppo.

Easter message: All one in Christ Jesus

By |1 April 2015|

Through the Risen Christ, the world re-enters in the harmony and we all become one in Him, because with Him “ There is neither Jew, nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal 3:28).

March 30, 2015

From drought to deluge in days in Chile

By |30 March 2015|

The worst ruins in 80 years have hit desert areas in northern Chile causing widespread destruction.

Families driven from homes by Boko Haram need urgent help

By |25 March 2015|

More than a million Nigerians have fled fanatically violent attacks by the Islamic militant group Boko Haram. These displaced families have relied on Catholic Church and other aid groups for basic necessities
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    Caritas Internationalis works to prevent child deaths due to TB

Caritas Internationalis works to prevent child deaths due to TB

By |24 March 2015|

Every year, on 24 March, the international community observes World TB Day. This year Caritas is calling for more children living with tuberculosis to be diagnosed, treated and cured.

Shelter crucial in Vanuatu after cyclone

By |20 March 2015|

More than half the population of Vanuatu is homeless following Cyclone Pam. Caritas will provide temporary shelter with the arrival in Port Vila of 2000 tarpaulins in the next few days.

Church critical role in cyclone response on Vanuatu

By |19 March 2015|

Caritas Australia and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand are leading the Caritas Internationalis response in Vanuatu with the Catholic Church after the Pacific island nation was devastated by Cyclone Pam.

Vanuatu counts cost of Cyclone Pam

By |16 March 2015|

Up to 90 percent of buildings on one of Vanuatu main islands have been destroyed or damaged as aid workers rush to help survivors of Cyclone Pam. Caritas has sent emergency staff to Vanuatu to link up with local church structures.

Deadly cyclone slams into South Pacific islands

By |14 March 2015|

People on the South Pacific island of Vanuatu sheltered in churches and schools as a powerful tropical cyclone hit overnight. Scores are feared dead and thousands affected in one of the largest cyclones to hit the country.

Four years of war in Syria have left Middle East in ruins

By |12 March 2015|

Four years of war have left Syria in ruins, millions of people have fled and the violence has spread across the region. Caritas is providing aid to 1.2 million people.
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    Farmers and refugees win Caritas-Voices of Faith prize for women

Farmers and refugees win Caritas-Voices of Faith prize for women

By |5 March 2015|

Courageous Syrian refugees and Nicaraguan farmers are the winners of the first-ever “Women, Sowers of Development” award, given to groups that empower women and fight hunger.

Caritas supports Church network to protect the Amazon

By |3 March 2015|

A Church network to protect the Amazon has been officially launched at the Vatican with the support of Caritas.