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Caritas Internationalis is the global confederation of 165 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.

September 29, 2015

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    How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

How Pope Francis touched us with his words to the United Nations

By |29 September 2015|

Pope Francis throws open a challenge to leaders of states and governments to go beyond making the UN a mere chatter house and to not fall into ‘a declarational nominalism’, where the fashion is to always make declarations ‘without teeth’.

Caritas provides aid to victims of worst floods in Myanmar

By |28 September 2015|

The floods of 2015 will go down in Myanmar’s history as the worst for decades. Government records actually suggest they’ve not been this bad for a century. Over one million people are seriously affected.

Displaced people in Myanmar worry for future

By |28 September 2015|

This is the fate of thousands of displaced people in Myanmar’s northern Shan and Kachin states, who are caught up in conflict between government troops and rebel groups.
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    Pope Francis calls us to transform our world at the United Nations

Pope Francis calls us to transform our world at the United Nations

By |25 September 2015|

Pope Francis’ address to the United Nations this morning was an invitation to us all to change the way in which we see this world.
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    Caritas launches programme to help refugees and migrants in Croatia

Caritas launches programme to help refugees and migrants in Croatia

By |25 September 2015|

Caritas has launched an emergency appeal for €250,000 (US$280,000) to help refugees and migrants who are in reception centres and transit camps in Croatia.
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    Caritas Chile launches campaign for post-earthquake solidarity

Caritas Chile launches campaign for post-earthquake solidarity

By |22 September 2015|

Caritas Chile, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Santiago, has started collecting food, hygiene and household articles for people affected by the earthquake.
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    Catholic organisations launch dialogue at the UN to influence upcoming climate negotiations

Catholic organisations launch dialogue at the UN to influence upcoming climate negotiations

By |22 September 2015|

Caritas Internationalis and CIDSE have organised a high-level dialogue at the United Nations to make sure the faith voice rings out strong and clear in the run-up to the Paris COP21 climate summit in November.
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    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS): Frequently Asked Questions

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS): Frequently Asked Questions

By |21 September 2015|

The SDGs move beyond the Millennium Development Goals which were targets to improve global development between 2000 and 2015.

Six things you can do to help migrants and refugees

By |20 September 2015|

As individual states and the European Union struggle to come up with an effective and compassionate solution to the refugee crisis, communities and individuals are taking the situation into their own hands to welcome migrants.

Caritas Cuba awaits Pope Francis visit

By |19 September 2015|

Maritza Sanchez, national director of Caritas Cuba, reflects on what Pope Francis's visit to the island means for the faithful.

Afghan boy’s 4 year search for lost family

By |19 September 2015|

Ali lost his family 4 years ago in Afghanistan when he was just 11. After years of work and struggle, he has arrived in Europe in search of them and a future.

India’s poor await the Sustainable Development Goals

By |16 September 2015|

India’s economy is said to have doubled since 2008, but the growing disparity between the poor and the rich is still appalling. India is still a home to one third of the world’s poor people.

The poor must be at the heart of the future of development

By |15 September 2015|

Caritas is calling for the world to put the poor first and ensure the safe future of the planet by uniting behind the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals which promise to end extreme poverty, tackle inequality and take action on climate change by 2030.

The importance of the Sustainable Development Goals

By |15 September 2015|

Towards the end of September, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be adopted by member states at the United Nations General Assembly in New York. These goals will set the tone and direction for development and aid over the next 15 years.

Refugees head west: from Aleppo to Vienna

By |13 September 2015|

The war in Syria is reaching the heart of Europe, with hundreds of thousands of refugees leaving the Middle East through the Western Balkans. Their voyages are filled with peril and suffering, but along the way they're receiving solidarity and help.

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