Caritas Internationalis

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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.

November 6, 2015

  • Ambulance drivers in Sierra Leone. One rule the ambulance drivers follow in order to show respect for the deceased and their family is to not use the vehicle’s siren. Photo by Louise Norton/ CAFOD
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    Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

Sierra Leone to be declared ebola-free but challenges remain

By |6 November 2015|

On the eve of Sierra Leone being declared ebola-free, Caritas says the impact of the epidemic is likely to linger long into the future in the West African country.

Seas and Walls: Why do people migrate?

By |6 November 2015|

Recent Caritas report enables a better understanding of the events that force people to become migrants.

Long-term solution for water access in the Philippines

By |5 November 2015|

The Philippines are made up of around 7000 islands – which means that water is never far away. But finding fresh water for drinking and domestic use was a real struggle for many poor communities even before Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.

Typhoon Haiyan: two years on the climate isn’t changing

By |5 November 2015|

Caritas launched one of its largest relief operations in recent years to help 1.8 million people in the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan with emergency aid and in the two years that followed.

October 29, 2015

Aid for quake survivors in Pakistan

By |29 October 2015|

Caritas will provide immediate shelter and warm bedding to 1200 families in Pakistan who survived a deadly earthquake in the Hindu Kush region. The 7.7 magnitude quake affected rural areas in Afghanistan and Pakistan, damaging over 9000 houses. Caritas Pakistan is seeking international support to reach the victims in time with shelter and other aid to save their lives.

Medical teams help refugees in Slovenia

By |28 October 2015|

Caritas Hungary doctors has come to provide healthcare to refugees and migrants in Slovenia while the the national Caritas provides food and clothes.

Caritas launches appeal to help refugees in Macedonia

By |28 October 2015|

Caritas Internationalis is launching an emergency appeal to provide hot meals, better hygiene and winter clothes and shoes to refugees and migrants crossing Macedonia.

Church calls for action on climate change at Paris summit

By |26 October 2015|

Bishops’ conferences from around the world have appealed for negotiating parties and heads of state to work towards a new international climate agreement.

Growing numbers of refugees in Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia

By |26 October 2015|

Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia are struggling to cope with a record numbers of refugees arriving in their countries.

Mexico prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Patricia

By |23 October 2015|

Hurricane Patricia has made landfall in south west Mexico, in what is said to be the strongest storm on record. Heavy damage appears to have been avoided, but there is still a risk of major floods and mudslides.
  • Using helicopters provided by the World Food Program, Caritas teams have distributed corrugated iron sheeting and tool kits to families in Lho. Photo by John Shumlansky for Caritas/CRS
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    Six months after the Nepal Earthquake – Q&A with Fr Pius Perumana

Six months after the Nepal Earthquake – Q&A with Fr Pius Perumana

By |23 October 2015|

Six months ago, two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, causing widespread destruction. Caritas Nepal, together with the global Caritas network, has been working tirelessly with families and communities as they recover and rebuild from this devastating event.

Caritas Jerusalem calls for calm

By |21 October 2015|

Caritas Jerusalem is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence and widespread loss of civilian life in the occupied Palestinian territory and in Israel. In a statement, Caritas Jerusalem condemned attacks against Palestinian and Israeli civilians.

Help for Typhoon Koppu survivors in the Philippines

By |21 October 2015|

Caritas Philippines is preparing to help 25,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by Typhoon Koppu, prioritising people who are in hard-to-reach areas.
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    Cardinal Tagle urges solidarity for refugees after Greece visit

Cardinal Tagle urges solidarity for refugees after Greece visit

By |20 October 2015|

Cardinal Luis Tagle says more must be done to help people on their journey through Europe as they flee conflict at home. The Caritas Internationalis chief visited a transit camp on the Greek border

“I am a walking miracle.” Caritas is a mission

By |19 October 2015|

Caritas is a mission, not a job. Nirmala Wijesinghe who runs a Caritas safe house in Beiruit is one of the many staff and volunteers around the world who illustrate this through their constant dedication and hard work.

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