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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.

September 5, 2015

Caritas food aid reaches refugees on Greek Macedonia border

By |5 September 2015|

Caritas Greece provided 2000 food kits to refugees and migrants crossing from Greece into Macedonia, as staff describe scene of unforgetable misery and heartbreak.

Macedonia and the refugee and migrant crisis

By |4 September 2015|

Msgr. Antun Cirimotic, secretary general of Caritas Macedonia, says the aim is to help the migrants and refugees travelling through the country by providing them water, food and hygiene materials, so that they have enough until they reach Serbia.

Caritas launches appeal to help refugees in Serbia

By |3 September 2015|

Caritas launches appeal to help refugees and migrants crossing Serbia, providing 100,000 people with food, water, counselling, sleeping bags, health and clothes.

Aid reaches refugees on Greek islands

By |2 September 2015|

Greece is being overwhelmed by refugees and migrants, with a spike in the number of arriving this year. They’re mostly from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq. They’re fleeing war and poverty. Caritas aid has reached the islands of Kos and Chios.

Prayer for the Care of Creation

By |1 September 2015|

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is a time for individuals to examine their lifestyles and the way they impact the environment. Please watch a film to mark the day.

August 28, 2015

Inside Calais’s migrant camp

By |28 August 2015|

For some migrants, Calais is the last stage of their journey before reaching the United Kingdom. For others, it’s a limbo. “Jungle 2” is a new site for the migrants, tolerated by the local authorities. There are between 2000 and 3000 people there. Secours Catholique (Caritas France) is working with others to improve the conditions there.

The growing migration crisis

By |25 August 2015|

At a global level it is time to act. For too long governments have thought that they could solve human mobility with half-hearted measures. It is now time to act, to show solidarity, give protection to those who need it, enhance the efforts for peace and invest in development.

Paediatric HIV top priority says leading AIDS researcher

By |21 August 2015|

A well-known AIDS researcher affirms the goal of Caritas Internationalis “HAART for Children Campaign,” which began in 2009 to promote early diagnosis and treatment of mothers and children living with HIV infection

South eastern Europe sees growing rise in refugees

By |21 August 2015|

Migrants fleeing poverty and persecution in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are trying to get to the European Union through Turkey, Macedonia and Serbia. They face harsh conditions.

Religious leaders in CAR awarded for peace efforts

By |20 August 2015|

Christian and Muslim religious leaders from the Central African Republic received an international award for their role in preventing sectarian war in their country.
  • Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga on a peace mission in CAR last year with his Muslima and Protestant counterpart. Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas Internationalis
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    Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

Questions and Answers with CAR’s Archbisop Dieudonné Nzapalainga

By |17 August 2015|

The Caritas-backed Interfaith Peace Platform aimed at ending conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) is the recipient of the 2015 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize. Archbishop of Bangui, Mgr. Dieudonné Nzapalainga, President of Caritas Central Africa, will be among the recipients.

Education for displaced Iraqi children

By |7 August 2015|

One of the many things that gets left behind when a family is uprooted by war, is a child’s education. If left without schooling for a prolonged time, the long-term effects on a child’s life and possibilities can be devastating.
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    Migrants and asylum seekers are vulnerable to modern slavery

Migrants and asylum seekers are vulnerable to modern slavery

By |6 August 2015|

The most vulnerable to slavery conditions are those who, due to poverty, lack of other possibilities or indebtedness, accept irregular work and fall prey to traffickers who severely exploit them and make it impossible for them to leave.

Shelter for Iraqis displaced by ISIS

By |6 August 2015|

Wesal Badel’s home used to feel more like a cave than a house. It was made of clay and there were no windows for light or ventilation and the lack of a front door meant snakes and scorpions often found their way in.

Uncertainties for Christians in Iraq

By |4 August 2015|

Many people ask me about the conditions and lives of Christians in Iraq. I don't wish to be pessimistic, but unfortunately the situation is going from bad to worse: bombing, car bombs, suicide bombings, rape, torture, kidnapping and robbery are just some of the agents of death used by ISIS.

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