Caritas Internationalis

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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 11, 2014

Caritas conference on turmoil in Middle East

By |11 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga will open a High Level Caritas meeting 15-17 September in Rome on Syria, Gaza and Iraq.

Epic floods in India and Pakistan

By |10 September 2014|

Heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in Jammu and Kashmir in India and across the border in Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan.

[Infographic] Middle East in crisis

By |5 September 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 1 million people affected by the crises in Syria, Gaza and Iraq, but with turmoil deepening, needs are growing while resources shrink.
  • A Syrian refugee boy points at the Syrian flag he draws as he takes part in a computer classe on June 19, 2014 at Caritas Migrant Centre in Dahr El Ain, near Tripoli. Photo by Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas
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    Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

By |3 September 2014|

Caritas Lebanon is boosting its activities to continue supporting Syrian refugees. It will also help vulnerable Lebanese families and Iraqi Christians who have fled persecution.

Global family meal plan at the UN

By |1 September 2014|

Caritas’ Right to Food workshop in New York addressed need for governments to act on hunger.

August 29, 2014

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    [Infographic] One in three million: Portraits of Syria’s refugee children

[Infographic] One in three million: Portraits of Syria’s refugee children

By |29 August 2014|

These portraits show the tragedy of Syria’s civil war through the eyes of its children, now living in Lebanon as refugees.

Appeal for flood survivors in India

By |27 August 2014|

Caritas has launched an eight-month emergency programme to help to over 47,000 in Odisha after floods left 3.5 million people in need.

Caritas aids families fleeing into Russia

By |27 August 2014|

In western Russia, diocesan Caritas members are helping mothers and children who have fled Ukraine. Caritas South of Russia (Diocese of Saratov) is now appealing for €90,000 to respond to the influx of refugees.

Serving Ukraine in a time of crisis

By |26 August 2014|

Caritas Ukraine is implementing 5 large-scale assistance projects across the country to respond to the crisis there.

End detention of child migrants

By |26 August 2014|

Leeanne Torpey, from the International Detention Coalition, explains in a guest blog why the world has to protect children who are imprisoned for no other reason than they are migrants.

Renewed Gaza conflict threatens relief effort

By |22 August 2014|

Caritas staff in Gaza had been able to take advantage of a now dead ceasefire to deliver essential aid to the worst-hit areas. Now the fighting has resumed, it’s preventing Caritas reaching all those in need.

World needs to act on Iraq

By |22 August 2014|

Caritas Iraq’s Nabil Nissan says the international community must act urgently to end the suffering of Iraqi people.

Caritas aiding flood evacuees in Nepal

By |20 August 2014|

Caritas Nepal is responding to massive flooding in Nepal, where continuous rainfall last week wiped out homes, roads and crops and sent people fleeing from their homes.

Caritas relief reaches families in Iraq

By |18 August 2014|

Caritas is providing food, water, bedding and essential living supplies to Christian, Yazidis and other religious minorities as they flee violence in Iraq.

Caritas aids Iraqi minorities fleeing fighting

By |6 August 2014|

Shia Muslims, Christians and Yazidi are fleeing violence in their thousands as extremisits seize more territory in the north of Iraqi. Caritas is providing food and other aid to those in desperate need..

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