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.

Help Senegal battle hunger

By |15 April 2014|

Almost a fifth of households in Senegal are going hungry. The situation is predicted to worsen over the next few months.

Hunger in Niger could double without action

By |14 April 2014|

Caritas has launched an appeal for funds in Niger where over 4 million people are going hungry because of food shortages. It aims to raise 3 million euro (US$4.2 million) so the people of Niger will have food.
  • Bishop Laurent Lompo and Raymond Yoro of Caritas Niger. Credit: Caritas
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    Niger bishop on the effect of hunger on his life and his country

Niger bishop on the effect of hunger on his life and his country

By |14 April 2014|

There are four million people who are desperately hungry in Niger now after poor rains which affected the harvest. If we don’t do anything, that will double to seven million within two months. That’s half the population of the entire country.

Drought hits Pakistan’s desert peoples

By |9 April 2014|

Pakistan’s desert regions of Cholistan in the southern Punjab and Tharparkar in Sindh are facing a hunger crisis. Caritas Pakistan is providing food and medical aid to those most in need.

Growing up hungry in Malawi

By |9 April 2014|

An interview with Carsterns Mulume, National Director of CADECOM, the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (Caritas Malawi) on how a childhood poverty inspired him to campaign for an end to hunger in his country.

Lifeline to Sudan’s beseiged Nuba Mountains

By |8 April 2014|

Caritas supports a hospital in the isolated and cut-off Nuba Mountains in Sudan. Conflict has left the region facing a food emergency with one in five households affected.

Malian refugees in Burkina Faso get solar cookers

By |7 April 2014|

Caritas has been helping Malian refugees in Burkina Faso make the most of the region’s scorching heat by providing solar cookers.

Mass for migrants in Mexican wilderness

By |2 April 2014|

US bishops celebrated Mass for migrants on the US-Mexico border. Caritas and the US Bishops work together prompting the rights of migrants who are children.

Working to contain Ebola outbreak in Guinea

By |2 April 2014|

Caritas staff are part of efforts to contain a deadly Ebola outbreak in Guinea in West Africa, where they're distributing soap and broadcasting public health messages.

A short walk to freedom in Central African Republic

By |27 March 2014|

Over 41,000 people once sought sanctuary in the cathedral in Bossangoa from the conflict. Now they can return to their homes in safety. The fear has gone, but now the community must rebuild.

Central African Republic needs tools, shelter and medicine

By |26 March 2014|

People in the Central African Republic need tools, seeds, medicine, shelter and help getting their children back into school as they look to rebuild their lives after months of conflict.

Poverty damaging family life and society

By |26 March 2014|

Poverty is a “major pastoral emergency” for the Church, say Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Caritas Internationalis and Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia of the Pontifical Council for the Family.

Oasis of tolerance in Central African Republic

By |25 March 2014|

Conflict has gripped the Central African Republic for over a year. In recent months Muslims have been particulalrly targeted. The Caritas supported Inter-faith platform travels to Bangassou, where Christian and Muslim are still co-existing.
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    Protecting Nepalese children from trafficking and unsafe migration

Protecting Nepalese children from trafficking and unsafe migration

By |25 March 2014|

Through a combination of awareness-raising programmes, radio outreach and training, Caritas Nepal is working to prevent human trafficking, unsafe migration and violence against women along some of Nepal's border areas.

Church protecting Muslims in Central African Republic

By |24 March 2014|

Tens of thousands of Muslims have been forced from their homes in the central African Republic. The Catholic Church is often habouring them and organising their evacuation to saftey like in the town of Berberati.

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