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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 12, 2015

  • In Nepal a sign warns girls about false promises of marriage.

Caritas Nepal runs awareness-raising sessions so that people will be wary of fast-cash offers. Photo by Sheahen/Caritas
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    Caritas and partners to advance fight against Human Trafficking

Caritas and partners to advance fight against Human Trafficking

By |12 November 2015|

Members and partners of the Network of Christian Organizations Against Trafficking in Humans (COATNET) from 33 organisations and countries met for three days in Paris to advance the fight against the heinous crime of Human Trafficking.

Together as one human family on migration and mobility

By |11 November 2015|

The Valetta Summit is an opportunity for the EU and its African counterparts to begin addressing together social injustice and poverty, and to foster resilience against emerging conflicts and crises.
  • “An unscrupulous village agent arranged for Heem, a man in western Nepal, to fly to Malaysia for a furniture-making job. Things didn’t turn out the way Heem was promised they would. He slept in a small barracks room without windows. When he returned to Nepal, he had tuberculosis and leprosy. Caritas Nepal’s partner gave him a loan to buy chickens. Now he sells the chickens and makes a little profit, especially during festival time.” 

Credits: Orlinsky/ Caritas Internationalis
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    Combatting trafficking in human beings: COATNET Summit in Paris

Combatting trafficking in human beings: COATNET Summit in Paris

By |11 November 2015|

The global network COATNET (Christian Organisations Against Trafficking in Human Beings) met from 9 to 11 November 2015 in Paris.
  • 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.

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