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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.

May 27, 2016

Going local at World Humanitarian Summit

By |27 May 2016|

One of the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul was an agreement to increase funding to local organisations better placed to help people in need.

Growing crisis in Burundi and region

By |25 May 2016|

Concern is growing as refugees continue to arrive in Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the violence in Burundi itself, provoked by a political crisis, is not abating.

Sri Lankans’ difficulty to start afresh after floods

By |25 May 2016|

The water levels are going down now after the floods which hit our country last week but the challenges faced by communities are still very large. There are many places where people have suffered landslides in our diocese or have been evacuated due to landslide threats.

Ebola response shows vital role of religious leaders

By |24 May 2016|

The World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul hears how faith-based organisations and religious leaders were key to ending the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Invitation for young people of Caritas to World Youth Day

By |24 May 2016|

Cardinal Tagle says, “History tells us that young people are the beating heart of society. This is true of the Church, it is also true of the service of charity that Caritas stands for.

Aid system needs faith in religious agencies

By |19 May 2016|

Caritas Internationalis president Cardinal Tagle will urge for greater engagement with faith-based and local organisations at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
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    Caritas giving emergency help to Sri Lanka flood and landslide survivors

Caritas giving emergency help to Sri Lanka flood and landslide survivors

By |19 May 2016|

Caritas says that beyond food and water, clothes and temporary shelter are among the things most needed right night by those in monsoon-affected areas in Sri Lanka.

Caritas’ work on Laudato Si’

By |13 May 2016|

Some examples of how Laudato Si’ has inspired Caritas’ work.

Sustainable development and the future of work

By |9 May 2016|

Caritas Internationalis, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the International Labour Organization strengthened ties to promote decent work at a conference held in Rome from 2-6th May.

Homes, food, jobs key after Ecuador quake

By |6 May 2016|

Caritas aims to help 3,500 people in 8 rural communities in Ecuador rebuild their lives.

A human rights school in Amazonia

By |4 May 2016|

The Pan-Amazonian Ecclesial Network (REPAM) aims to create a training programme for community leaders and pastoral workers in the Amazon region, who have an extensive track record in protection and may thus respond to the challenges highlighted by the Pope.

Save Aleppo

By |4 May 2016|

The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo has left hundreds of people dead or injured. Joseph, a Caritas Syria employee in Aleppo, sent this report.

April 27, 2016

“We need the whole world” in Ecuador

By |27 April 2016|

“Part of the idiosyncrasy of human nature is that when pain comes people unite,” says Fr. Euclides. “But they quickly forget about that pain and they forget about the affected. Right now we have a lot of donations, enough to feed our people. What worries me is what happens two weeks from now? How will our provisions be then?”

Level of damage in Ecuador overwhelming

By |22 April 2016|

Agencies must think about setting up camps and how to provide the basics: water, sanitation, and child-friendly areas. Once that has been accomplished the task will shift to providing temporary housing and eventually how to get people back into homes.

Ecuador earthquake: photo diary

By |22 April 2016|

Images from some of the worst hit parts of Ecuador, which was struck by a powerful earthquake.

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