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.

October 15, 2014

Act now to stop famine in South Sudan

By |15 October 2014|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal for €2.5 million, (US$3 million) to help over 50,000 of the neediest people as severe food crisis looms in early 2015.

Right to food: a concrete utopia

By |14 October 2014|

Caritas was at a key meeting in Rome, calling to make the “utopia” of a hunger-free world a reality.

Child migrant legal rights in Lebanon

By |13 October 2014|

Caritas Lebanon advocates to protect the rights of the migrant children in Lebanon. It works on their legal status and their right to education.

Pope supports Caritas week of action to end hunger

By |6 October 2014|

Pope Francis has called for Catholics worldwide to join Caritas’ “Food for All” campaign, especially during the Week of Action. Listen to his brief message and learn more about what you can do.

September 19, 2014

Faith leaders say climate change hurts poor more

By |19 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis president Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga will join other faith leaders ahead of UN Summit to urge for more action on climate change, telling them that the poor are suffering.

Giving hope to the Middle East

By |17 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis conference 15-17 September in Rome on Middle East commits to working more on advocacy, peacebuilding and community resilence.

Strong families are our best defence against poverty

By |11 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Family will host a one-day seminar on the role of the family in the global economic crisis. The meeting will look at how Caritas as the charitable arm of the Church can work through families to better promote development.

Caritas conference on turmoil in Middle East

By |11 September 2014|

Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga will open a High Level Caritas meeting 15-17 September in Rome on Syria, Gaza and Iraq.

Epic floods in India and Pakistan

By |10 September 2014|

Heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in Jammu and Kashmir in India and across the border in Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan.

[Infographic] Middle East in crisis

By |5 September 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 1 million people affected by the crises in Syria, Gaza and Iraq, but with turmoil deepening, needs are growing while resources shrink.
  • A Syrian refugee boy points at the Syrian flag he draws as he takes part in a computer classe on June 19, 2014 at Caritas Migrant Centre in Dahr El Ain, near Tripoli. Photo by Matthieu Alexandre/Caritas
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    Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

Caritas providing help for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Lebanon

By |3 September 2014|

Caritas Lebanon is boosting its activities to continue supporting Syrian refugees. It will also help vulnerable Lebanese families and Iraqi Christians who have fled persecution.

Global family meal plan at the UN

By |1 September 2014|

Caritas’ Right to Food workshop in New York addressed need for governments to act on hunger.

August 29, 2014

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    [Infographic] One in three million: Portraits of Syria’s refugee children

[Infographic] One in three million: Portraits of Syria’s refugee children

By |29 August 2014|

These portraits show the tragedy of Syria’s civil war through the eyes of its children, now living in Lebanon as refugees.

Appeal for flood survivors in India

By |27 August 2014|

Caritas has launched an eight-month emergency programme to help to over 47,000 in Odisha after floods left 3.5 million people in need.

Caritas aids families fleeing into Russia

By |27 August 2014|

In western Russia, diocesan Caritas members are helping mothers and children who have fled Ukraine. Caritas South of Russia (Diocese of Saratov) is now appealing for €90,000 to respond to the influx of refugees.