Caritas Internationalis

About Caritas Internationalis

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.

May 22, 2014

Hygiene awareness for Somali refugees in Kenya

By |22 May 2014|

Caritas confederation member organisations funded a project aimed to improve sanitation and hygiene in Kambioos camp

Crisis worsening in South Sudan

By |21 May 2014|

South Sudan is heading for famine unless urgent action is taken now to provide humanitarian aid and for aid agencies to reach those in need.

Caritas providing aid in Balkan floods

By |19 May 2014|

Caritas in Bosnia and Serbia are providing children, the elderly and families in need who have seen their homes and belongings washed away in the worst flooding in over a century.

Holy Land pilgrims look to papal visit

By |19 May 2014|

Caritas members took part in the pilgrimage to holy sites from 12 – 16 May. They witnessed the difficult lives of Palestinians and called on Christians, Muslims and Jews to work together to bring about peace.

Syrian children learning to hope

By |16 May 2014|

Syrian children risk becoming a lost generation unless they receive education. Caritas and the Church are providing school support inside the country and across the region.

The wrongs and rights of migration

By |16 May 2014|

“The cheapest plane from Nairobi to London costs $565. What do you think would push us to spend thousands of dollars and risk our lives to get there?” A migrant's question at the Global Forum for Migration and Development in Stockholm, Sweden.

Thousands flee conflict in Myanmar

By |13 May 2014|

Caritas launches an emergency appeal as thousands flee conflict in Myanmar. Around 100,000 people have been displaced in Kachin and northern Shan states. Caritas will provide water, food, health services and lodging to people wanting to return home.

Open your arms to migrants

By |13 May 2014|

In a message to the Gobal Forum on Migration and Development, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said, "Migrants and refugees are not a problem to be solved. They are brothers and sisters with hopes, dreams and talents."

Caritas leaders go to Holy Land to pray for peace

By |9 May 2014|

Caritas directors from various parts of the world as well as the confederation’s secretary general Michel Roy will go on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land next week. They will be praying for an end to the cycle of violence.

Caritas clean up operations in the Philippines after Haiyan

By |6 May 2014|

While it doesn’t quite match the heroic images of aid work and emergency relief that is so often seen in the media, clearing debris is critical to the Caritas response in areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
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    Born in conditions like Jesus in manger in Central African Republic

Born in conditions like Jesus in manger in Central African Republic

By |5 May 2014|

Caritas Central African Republic President Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga of Bangui says urgent humanitarian action is need in Yaloké where humanitarian conditions for people trapped by the conflict have become inhumane

Prize of 10,000 euros for women beating hunger

By |5 May 2014|

In places where people were starving, women are now feeding their families and communities. Caritas and the Fidel Goetz Foundation want to celebrate the achievements of these women.

Church hospital bombed in Nuba Mountains in Sudan

By |5 May 2014|

The Mother of Mercy Catholic Hospital, the last remaining hospital in Sudan's Nuba Mountains, has been bombed by planes. The local bishop has strongly condemned the attacks.

April 30, 2014

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.

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