Caritas Internationalis

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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.

Joint effort in the fight against HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria

By |1 March 2014|

Caritas, along with UNAIDS, organised an AIDS consultation in Rome on 25 and 26 February to strengthen the joint response of Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs), UNAIDS and other agencies AIDS on a global level.

Drugs, dignity and drive to end AIDS

By |27 February 2014|

Faith-based organisations lay down roadmap at Caritas-UNAIDS meeting to strengthen collaboration and bring an end to HIV and AIDS.
  • Quand Mihret Mehari est tombée enceinte de sa fille Dagmawit, elle a appris qu’elle pouvait prévenir la transmission du VIH à son enfant en prenant un traitement. À 18 mois, Dagmawit a été soumise à un test de dépistage du VIH donnant un résultat définitif: elle est séronégative.  « Ces dix-huit mois ont été les plus longs de ma vie. J’étais si heureuse et soulagée quand j’ai appris qu’elle n’avait pas le virus ». Photo : Trocaire/Martha Welday
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    Faith-based collaboration is being sought to increase access to HIV treatment

Faith-based collaboration is being sought to increase access to HIV treatment

By |21 February 2014|

Expanding access to HIV treatment globally and strengthening the role of faith-based organizations in the provision of such services will be the focus of a consultation, co-organized by Caritas Internationalis and UNAIDS.

Concern is growing over deadly unrest in Ukraine

By |19 February 2014|

Caritas Ukraine says violence in Ukraine between police and protesters is spiralling out of control. Dialogue and a plan for peace is needed to end the impasse.

Syrian refugees in Turkey need solidarity

By |18 February 2014|

How one Syrian mother faced the trauma of becoming a refugee in Turkey and what Caritas did to help.

Questions and answers on South Sudan crisis

By |18 February 2014|

A huge humanitarian crisis is now affecting the majority of South Sudan with close to one million people forced from their homes as they flee violence.
  • Muslims flee Bouar in Central African Republic. Credit Aurelio Gazzera/Caritas
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    Central African Republic archbishop condemns attacks on Muslims

Central African Republic archbishop condemns attacks on Muslims

By |18 February 2014|

Thousands of Muslim families are being forced from their homes in the Central Africain Republic. Msgr Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Archbishop of Bangui and Caritas Central African President says attacks must end.

Three lives torn apart in South Sudan

By |13 February 2014|

A woman with a tree for a home, a baby swaddled in a mosquito net and a young returning refugee with dreams of a brighter future are all caught in South Sudan's conflict.

Appeal for South Sudan to provide 100,000 people with aid

By |13 February 2014|

Caritas Internationalis is launching a €2.9 million emergency appeal for South Sudan to provide 100,000 people with aid over the next 4 months.
  • Muslim and Christian religious leaders have toured the country urging peace.
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    Nine faith photos to inspire hope in Central African Republic

Nine faith photos to inspire hope in Central African Republic

By |10 February 2014|

A human tragedy is unfolding in the Central African Republic. Conflict is tearing its social fabric apart. Christian and Muslim communities are praying for peace and reconciliation.

Time running out in Central African Republic

By |6 February 2014|

Peace is urgently needed in the Central African Republic as violence continues to drive communities apart and a food crisis looms.

A young girl in need of water in Philippines after Haiyan

By |6 February 2014|

When Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November, ten-year-old Honeyrea was taking shelter in a gymnasium on Leyte island, along with her family and other members of the community. It was an experience she will never forget.

South Sudan at crossroads say its bishops

By |4 February 2014|

South Sudan's bishops call on the Catholic community to support relief efforts in their country. They also say with a shaky ceasefire in place, reconciliation and reform are essential.

South Sudanese people still believe in hope

By |4 February 2014|

Conflict in South Sudan has forced nearly 900,000 people to flee. These are some of their stories. But despite the violence, South Sudanese people still believe in hope.

Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium and Caritas

By |31 January 2014|

Fr. Pierre Cibambo, Caritas Internationalis Ecclesiastical Assistant, writes that Pope Francis makes a renewed appeal for us to seek new ways together to give back dignity to the poor in his first Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium.

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