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.

January 14, 2015

The Catholic AIDS and HIV Network

By |14 January 2015|

The Catholic AIDS and HIV Network (CHAN) is a network of Catholic Church-related partnership organisations and religious orders from Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America.

Rebuilding Haiti five years after earthquake

By |9 January 2015|

On 12 January 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. In less than one minute, almost half of the homes in Port-au-Prince and its surroundings were reduced to dust. An outpouring of generosity by Catholics worldwide meant that Caritas could both respond to immediate needs and rebuild for the long term.

December 19, 2014

Caritas Jordan: child refugees need schools

By |19 December 2014|

Earlier this year, Caritas Jordan received the approval of the Jordanian government to receive Iraqi Christian refugees fleeing persecution by Islamic extremists in Mosul and the Ninevah Plains.

War in Syria: day in the life

By |19 December 2014|

Dozens of mortars continue to fall daily on the villages, towns and cities of Syria, causing daily deaths and injuries. Fighting rages between the government, opposition forces and the so-called ‘Islamic State’ militants who control large swathes of territory.
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    Latin Church leader: support Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

Latin Church leader: support Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan

By |19 December 2014|

Ninety-five percent of the Syrian refugees who have arrived in Jordan are Muslims, since they came from the south of Syria which is mainly poor and Muslim.

Bleak Christmas for Iraqi Christians

By |19 December 2014|

Caritas has been providing food, clothing, heaters, blankets and winterizing some of homes for around 10,000 Christians, Yazidis and Muslims in Iraq.

Winter help for Iraqis fleeing persecution

By |19 December 2014|

Families in Zakho receive vouchers to buy $37 (€30) worth of winter clothes, which usually affords them a jacket, trousers and a pair of shoes. Hoerz said families were able to supplement this with donated second hand clothes.
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    Iraqi Christians who flee Mosul find help with Caritas Jordan

Iraqi Christians who flee Mosul find help with Caritas Jordan

By |19 December 2014|

Jordan was accepting thousands of Iraqi refugees, expediting their arrival with special visas. But the country is struggling under the enormous burden of more than a million and a half Syrian refugees and has little to no resources for newcomers.

Syrian refugee boy has hope thanks to Caritas

By |19 December 2014|

The Caritas office in Zarqa provided Chady's family with kitchen utensils and a cooker and also gives them food and clothes vouchers.

Vatican Radio teams up with Caritas Jordan

By |19 December 2014|

In a series of blogs, Vatican Radio’s Tracey McClure looks at the challenges facing Jordanian society and the toll that the Syrian war is exacting on some of the region’s most vulnerable.

Prayer service for Pakistan school victims

By |18 December 2014|

In Pakistan, Caritas staff members held a prayer service for the victims of this week’s school tragedy.

Migrant children need opportunities, says Caritas

By |18 December 2014|

Caritas urges governments to prioritise the needs of unaccompanied migrant children on World Migrant Day and to increase employment opportunities in home countries for young people.

Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

By |15 December 2014|

In addition to providing health care for other illnesses and establishing strict infection control procedures and screening areas in order to prevent transmission of the virus in the health care setting, the Church has mobilized a community response and community education in order to engage clergy and local parish groups in efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.
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    Tonga, a small yet strong voice at the Lima climate change conference

Tonga, a small yet strong voice at the Lima climate change conference

By |15 December 2014|

Oceania includes an area referred to ‘The Amazon of the Seas’ because of its rich biodiversity. The region is vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change and we are the first people who will experience migration as a direct result of such climate conditions.

UN Climate Conference in Lima: business as “unusual”?

By |13 December 2014|

Following the momentum gained at the September climate summit, hosted in New York by the UN Secretary General, Catholic organisations united their voices to ask Governments for a firm commitment to reduce climate-warming emissions, facilitate adaptation programmes to the benefit of the poorest and comply with their promises for adequate public climate finance.