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.

September 1, 2016

Caritas India on Mother Teresa’s canonisation

By |1 September 2016|

Mother Teresa will be canonized on 4 September in Rome. Caritas India reflects on her compassionate and loving service to humanity
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    International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

International conference on human trafficking within and from Africa

By |1 September 2016|

Caritas is committed to fighting against the sale and trafficking of men, women and children into slavery as beggars, prostitutes and forced labourers.

August 31, 2016

Caritas plans for Italy quake relief

By |31 August 2016|

The Italian government has declared a state of emergency for the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche and Umbria affected by the earthquake of 24 August. Caritas Italy and local Church staff are working to provide aid there in support of affected people.

One Human Family, One Voice, No Human Trafficking

By |31 August 2016|

Caritas Internationalis (CI) and the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People will organize an international conference on human trafficking within and from Africa, in Abuja, Nigeria.

Earthquake relief effort continue through night in Italy

By |25 August 2016|

Caritas and church volunteers have been providing food to rescue workers and people affected by Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy.

Church to send aid as strong quake hits central Italy

By |24 August 2016|

A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and the loss of life. Caritas aid operations have begun to reach survivors.

Caritas responding to floods in India

By |12 August 2016|

Caritas is launching an emergency appeal to help people who’ve been hit by floods in Assam and Bihar in India. Millions of people have been displaced and over 150 have lost their lives as a result of the floods.

Urgent aid needed for Boko Haram survivors in Niger

By |11 August 2016|

Caritas Niger says there have been several deadly attacks by Boko Haram militants recently, forcing thousands to flee their homes in Niger and neigbouring Nigeria.

Humanitarian crisis in Aleppo

By |11 August 2016|

Caritas Syria will offer food and medical support to 150 families forced to flee recent fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo as wider crisis looms.

Crossing deserts, climbing fences and dreaming of Europe

By |9 August 2016|

I travelled to Rabat and went to Caritas. They gave me some clothes and medication and they paid for a place for me to live.

Ten key questions on migration

By |9 August 2016|

Sixty million people were either refugees or forcibly displaced in 2015. Martina Liebsch, head of policy and advocacy at Caritas Internationalis, looks at why such large movements of people are challenging nations and individuals.
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    Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

Smuggled and trafficked: leaving Cameroon, surviving Libya and getting to Italy

By |5 August 2016|

Elvine, 37, paid 6,000 Euro to people smugglers to make the tough journey through the desert from Cameroon to Libya, passing through Chad, Niger, Mali and Libya. She was heading for Tripoli where a family friend had offered to give her refuge.

#YoungCaritas, work hard and make a difference

By |2 August 2016|

Rose went to World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow as part of the #YoungCaritas delegation. She told youngsters from around the world about her work with Caritas Senegal.

July 31, 2016

Raising the voices of #YoungCaritas to fight injustice

By |31 July 2016|

Daniel Hale encourages young people from Caritas to use their voices for the poor and to fight injustice.
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    World Youth Day 2016: “Let the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives”

World Youth Day 2016: “Let the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives”

By |27 July 2016|

I'm going to celebrate with Pope Francis in high spirits, in the land of our beloved Pope John Paul II, to ask on behalf of the young people of Venezuela and the Latin America and Caribbean region that the Beatitudes be embodied in our lives.