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.

December 11, 2014

Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

By |11 December 2014|

We must attend to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of all those facing health challenges. For many years, Caritas and other Catholic Church-inspired organisations have delivered health care to people who need it in both emergency and day-to-day situations, building the capacities of local communities to prevent the onset of illness and provide medicines and other life-saving supplies for treatment programmes.

Philippines: Haiyan survivors to Hagupit responders

By |9 December 2014|

In 2013, the Archdiocese of Palo in Leyte was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Now their emergency unit is giving relief assistance to people affected by Typhoon Hagupit in Catbalogan City, Samar.

Philippines weathers Typhoon Hagupit as aid arrives

By |8 December 2014|

Filipinos are breathing a sigh of relief after Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, passed over their islands without causing major damage. Caritas has been giving out food and other emergency supplies.

Caritas ready as Typhoon Hagupit hits Philippines

By |6 December 2014|

As typhoon hits, Caritas Philippines says local staff in the storm's path have been stockpiling food and emergency supplies for people in need.
  • Photo by Caritas Cancha Quillay
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    Caritas fighting fires with knowledge and preparation in Chile

Caritas fighting fires with knowledge and preparation in Chile

By |3 December 2014|

Thanks to a Caritas project to reduce the effects of disasters, residents armed themselves with large containers of water, spades and anything else they could get their hands on to fight the spread of the fire.

November 28, 2014

  • Pape François : « il faut plus de courage pour faire la paix, que pour la guerre »
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    Cease provocations and facilitate meaningful negotiations in the Palestine

Cease provocations and facilitate meaningful negotiations in the Palestine

By |28 November 2014|

Let us, on this International Day, pray that the parties cease provocations and create an environment conducive to meaningful negotiations.
  • Fifty percent of public funding for climate change should go to adaptation. Credit: Caritas
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    Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

Make the poor a climate change priority, say Caritas and CIDSE

By |27 November 2014|

Caritas and CIDSE call for firm commitment from governments to put the poor at the centre of climate change policy, ahead of the COP20 United Nations conference on climate change from 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru.

More Caritas relief supplies arrive in Ebola-hit countries

By |25 November 2014|

Caritas member Cordaid in the Netherlands is sending thousands of kilos of medical supplies and equipment to Ebola-hit West Africa.

Defend the rights of child migrants

By |13 November 2014|

On the 25th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) on 20 November, Caritas Internationalis says more must be done to protect child migrants, especially those travelling alone. Caritas calls on governments to greater defend their rights by applying key laws as set out in the convention.

Protecting the rights of children across the globe – FAQs

By |13 November 2014|

In some parts of the world, war, violence, poverty and abuse mean that children aren’t safe in their homes. Many of them leave, either with their parents or alone, in hope of finding a place to live which is safer and where they can flourish.

Helping minors at risk in Morocco

By |12 November 2014|

Antonio Jimenez is an expert on child migration issues who lectures at the Universities of Huelva and Seville in Spain. Here he speaks about what can be done to minimise risks to child migrants in Morocco.

New Ebola burials reflect religious concerns

By |11 November 2014|

In partnership with the Red Cross, Caritas Internationalis and other faith based organisation, the World Health Organisation has updated step-by-step processes for safe and dignified burials in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.

Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis in pictures

By |10 November 2014|

Greeting friends without hugging, waiting for relatives to emerge from quarantine, calling an ambulance that doesn’t arrive—this is what daily life in Sierra Leone looks like as Ebola ravages the West African country.

October 31, 2014

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan

By |31 October 2014|

Caritas has helped almost 800,000 people affected by the Super Cyclone Haiyan in the first twelve months since the storm hit the Philippines on 8 November.
  • Flora in her new home built by CORDAID, a member of Caritas in the Netherland. Photo by Lukasz Cholewiak/Caritas.
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    Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

Philippines rising: One year after Haiyan – Flora’s story

By |31 October 2014|

Thanks to Caritas members CAFOD and CORDAID, Flora and her family have moved into a new house, with a concrete base and a galvanised iron roof.