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.

July 11, 2014

  • Caritas Jerusalem's team in Gaza carry out home visits following the 2012 military action. Caritas in Gaza provides medical care and treatement through a mobile clinic and a centre. Credit: Caritas Jerusalem
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    Justice and conflict resolution shortest route to Holy Land peace

Justice and conflict resolution shortest route to Holy Land peace

By |11 July 2014|

Over 90 Gazans have been killed following four days of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. Militants have also been firing hundreds of rockets from Gaza into Israel. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the situation ‘is on a knife-edge’.

Migrants making their home in Morocco

By |9 July 2014|

Morocco used to be a ‘transit country’ for migrants – one through which they would pass on their way to Europe. Now, more and more migrants are settling in Morocco. Europe wants Morocco to be a ‘guardian’ so the migrants stay there.

Caritas aids families caught in Iraq conflict

By |1 July 2014|

Heavy clashes in northern Iraq have sparked a humanitarian crisis. Caritas Iraq is helping families with food, bedding and hugiene kits as they seek shelter in churches, mosques and with relatives.

June 30, 2014

Serbian recovery after historic floods

By |30 June 2014|

Nearly one month after terrible flooding hit the Balkans, Caritas relief programme is shifting from an emergency phase towards rehabilitation phase.

A wish for World Refugee Day

By |19 June 2014|

There are over a million of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. They express their hopes for peace as they mark World Refugee Day.
  • In too many other countries, both European and non-European, children are still detained for the sole reason of asking international protection or for being on the territory without permission. Credit: Worms/Caritas
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    Ending Child Immigration Detention: More than a Utopian Pursuit

Ending Child Immigration Detention: More than a Utopian Pursuit

By |19 June 2014|

In too many other countries, both European and non-European, children are still detained for the sole reason of asking international protection or for being on the territory without permission.

Syria needs international help to find the path to peace

By |17 June 2014|

Message by Msgr Antoine Audo, president of Caritas Syria: "...We ask that fighting ceases and that the arms trade which feeds the war in Syria is stopped. Help Syria refind the path to reconciliation and peace through the support of the international community..."

Syrian refugees need a safe passage to other countries

By |16 June 2014|

On World Refugee Day, Caritas urges nations around the world to give Syrian refugees a humanitarian entry visa to help guarantee their safety and well-being as they flee the war in their country.

Caritas marks Domestic Workers’ Day

By |16 June 2014|

Caritas has campaigned for countries to ratify the Convention on Domestic Workers as this would offer protection from abuses and reinforce the rights of people who work in other people’s homes either caring for family members or cooking or cleaning.

Trafficked from Nigeria to Greece for prostitution

By |12 June 2014|

It was only when we were on the plane flying to Greece that I realised something was wrong. The woman gave me a document with a name that wasn’t mine.

Chaos grips Central African Republic

By |11 June 2014|

Bishop of Bossangoa says rival fighters are terrorizing the Central African Republic, the government has lost control and the international community isn’t doing enough. He is calling for urgent action.

In Myanmar, child trafficking stopped in its tracks

By |6 June 2014|

Caritas has fought labour exploitation for years, tracing trafficked children and providing them with reintegration support.
  • British Ambassador to the Holy See Nigel Baker . Credit: British Embassy to the Holy See
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    End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

End Sexual Violence in Conflict: The vital role of Catholic networks

By |5 June 2014|

One of the important ministerial sessions at the Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, being held in London from 10-13 June, will be about the role and responsibilities of faith networks in helping to bring to an end this terrible crime.

May 30, 2014

#TimeToAct: End sexual violence in conflict

By |30 May 2014|

Caritas is joining Vatican officials, the UK government and other faith-based organisations to stamp out this crime.

Lifeline to Central African Republic

By |29 May 2014|

Caritas is the last aid agency operating in some of the most dangerous areas in the Central African Republic, providing life-saving food, medicine and shelter in a country torn apart by war.

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