Caritas Internationalis

About Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Internationalis is the global confederation of 165 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.

November 17, 2016

Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

By |17 November 2016|

Pope Francis has taken the issue of migrants to his heart, especially child migrants. Caritas Internationalis (CI) joins the Pope asking for durable solutions to protect migrant children.

Bringing light to the child migrants in our midst

By |17 November 2016|

On the occasion of Universal Children's Day, Caritas appeals for all possible measure to guarantee the protection and safety of child migrants.
  • Caritas is distributing hygiene materials and teaching people about Ebola prevention.
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    Remembering those who died in the West Africa ebola epidemic

Remembering those who died in the West Africa ebola epidemic

By |14 November 2016|

November is a special month in the Catholic Church to remember those who have died. Abbé Kpamou from Guinea, remembers his family members died of ebola.
  • Nerlande Clairveau and her family received a food and hygiene kit from Caritas Jeremie
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    Caritas secretary general on his visit to hurricane-hit Haiti

Caritas secretary general on his visit to hurricane-hit Haiti

By |9 November 2016|

Over 800 people died as a direct result of the hurricane in Haiti, but most people are facing a hellish survival.
  • Caritas began a water project in Niukaloka Vilage, Diocese of Auki, Malaita, Solomon Islands.
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    Caritas calls for a focus on the most vulnerable at climate conference in Marrakesh

Caritas calls for a focus on the most vulnerable at climate conference in Marrakesh

By |7 November 2016|

At COP22, Caritas wants to especially defend the position of African countries and communities. Africa still remains vulnerable to the impacts of climate change despite having been the least contributor to it.

Global day of prayer for Syria with Pope Francis in Sweden

By |4 November 2016|

Caritas organisations prayed around the world including in Damascus and Aleppo as Pope Francis led 10,000 people in Sweden calling for peace in Syria.

October 27, 2016

  • Refugee children wait for the beginning of their classes in Amman, Jordan.
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    Concrete action by Lutherans and Catholics in service of the world’s poor

Concrete action by Lutherans and Catholics in service of the world’s poor

By |27 October 2016|

The Malmö Arena will be the stage for activities focusing on the commitment to common witness and service of Catholics and Lutherans in the world.
  • Fr. Luk and some children at one of Caritas camps for the IDPs. Children need to get back to school. Photo by Caritas Central African Republic
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    Peace and security for the development of Central African Republic

Peace and security for the development of Central African Republic

By |25 October 2016|

Eighty percent of the population in Central African Republic depends on humanitarian aid. The key thing that the country needs the most is security.

Caritas focuses on food, hygiene and shelter for Haiti

By |25 October 2016|

Caritas is focusing on ensuring Haitians have food, clean water and hygiene items and shelter. Clean water is in short supply and poor sanitation threatens to trigger another outbreak of cholera.
  • The One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking conference took place 5-7 September. It was organised by Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People and hosted by Caritas Nigeria. Photo by Caritas/Anna Bartošová
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    Caritas working against human trafficking at an international level

Caritas working against human trafficking at an international level

By |24 October 2016|

Caritas not only helps trafficked people by giving practical help and advice in towns and villages, but we also try to influence public opinion and advocate to key players as the Pope has called us to do.

World Food Day: Food for All?

By |14 October 2016|

World Food Day this 16 October reminds the world again of the imperative to free humanity from hunger. Yet, today’s reality leaves us with a sense of deep discouragement.

A journey into Haiti’s hurricane heartland

By |12 October 2016|

Seeing the destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti’s South and Grand Anse is beyond anything that we could have imagined. The land has been washed away by the storm says Fr. Jean-Hervé Francois, director general of Caritas Haiti.
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    Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

Caritas defends “A Common Home Where Everyone Can Live Decently”

By |12 October 2016|

Caritas upholds the position that human rights regarding cities and adequate housing should be at the heart of the New Urban Agenda.

Hurricane-hit Haiti appeal

By |7 October 2016|

Caritas is launching an international appeal for 250,000 euros for hurricaine-hit Haiti. Over 15,500 people fled their homes and 350,000 need help.

Stop Aleppo bombing

By |7 October 2016|

100,000 children are among those trapped in the beseiged Syrian city of Aleppo. An urgent ceasefire is needed to get the injured out and food and other aid in.