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.

Shattered Syrian families wait in Jordan

By |30 April 2014|

Syrian refugee families have fled violence in their own country. Their lives are now in limbo as they wait for peace so they can return home.

Decent work is best way out of poverty

By |30 April 2014|

Catholic Church-inspired organisations reaffirm their commitment to eliminate poverty through decent work at conference in Rome.

Minor migrants in Mexico

By |29 April 2014|

The situation of extreme poverty, armed conflict, limited access to means of development, and in some cases family pressure, is driving ever more children and adolescents from Central America to travel along migration corridors in the hope of reaching the US border, or otherwise trying their luck in Mexico.

Good Friday killing of priest in Central African Republic

By |20 April 2014|

The president of Caritas Central African Republic has strongly condemned the Good Friday killing of a priest in the diocese of Bossangoa.
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    Bishop of Bossangoa released after kidnapping in Central African Republic

Bishop of Bossangoa released after kidnapping in Central African Republic

By |17 April 2014|

Bishop Nestor Azagbya Nongo of Bossangoa and three diocesan priests were kidnapped by former-Seleka rebels. They were later freed by African peacekeepers.

Easter for Syrian Christian refugees in Lebanon

By |17 April 2014|

Caritas talks to four individuals on what it means to celebrate Holy Week away from home.

Philippines rises up after Typhoon Haiyan

By |16 April 2014|

With relief activities beginning to wind down in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the focus is now shifting on providing longer-term recovery support to build back their lives better and reduce reliance on emergency aid.

Easter 2014: From the desert to eternal life

By |16 April 2014|

There are times in our lives when we find ourselves lost in the desert and far from home. These are times when we feel fearful, unloved and as though our suffering will never come to an end.

How the EU can champion the fight against hunger

By |15 April 2014|

Caritas Europa says the European Union should support the eradication of worldwide hunger as a priority for the post-2015 agenda, and push for a clear definition of a “Zero Hunger” goal.

Next stage launched to prevent spread of Ebola in Guinea

By |15 April 2014|

Caritas Internationalis is launching an emergency appeal in response to the Ebola outbreak in the West African country of Guinea.

Help Senegal battle hunger

By |15 April 2014|

Almost a fifth of households in Senegal are going hungry. The situation is predicted to worsen over the next few months.

Hunger in Niger could double without action

By |14 April 2014|

Caritas has launched an appeal for funds in Niger where over 4 million people are going hungry because of food shortages. It aims to raise 3 million euro (US$4.2 million) so the people of Niger will have food.
  • Bishop Laurent Lompo and Raymond Yoro of Caritas Niger. Credit: Caritas
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    Niger bishop on the effect of hunger on his life and his country

Niger bishop on the effect of hunger on his life and his country

By |14 April 2014|

There are four million people who are desperately hungry in Niger now after poor rains which affected the harvest. If we don’t do anything, that will double to seven million within two months. That’s half the population of the entire country.

Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

By |9 April 2014|

Pakistan’s desert regions of Cholistan in the southern Punjab and Tharparkar in Sindh are facing a hunger crisis. Caritas Pakistan is providing food and medical aid to those most in need.

Growing up hungry in Malawi

By |9 April 2014|

An interview with Carsterns Mulume, National Director of CADECOM, the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (Caritas Malawi) on how a childhood poverty inspired him to campaign for an end to hunger in his country.

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