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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.
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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.

Reconciliation essential to move South Sudan forward

By |24 January 2014|

This was supposed to be the first generation of South Sudanese to grew up not knowing what it’s like to live in a displacement camp or as a refugee. Now schools in South Sudan have been converted into makeshift clinics to treat those injured in the conflict.

Miraculous escape as Caritas Aleppo hit by rocket

By |24 January 2014|

A Caritas centre in Aleppo received a direct hit from a rocket on 22 January. Nobody was hurt in the attack, but one of the offices was badly damaged.

Christian organisations tackle labour exploitation

By |16 January 2014|

The anti-trafficking network COATNET will meet in Madrid next week to discuss trafficking for labour exploitation and domestic servitude. Moreover, members of the network will outline their common plan and collective actions for the coming years.

Advent Appeal 2013

By |24 December 2013|

Caritas Internationalis believes that it is a scandal that nearly a billion people are hungry today in a world that has the resources to feed everyone.
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    Food and shelter distributions going well in typhoon-hit Philippines

Food and shelter distributions going well in typhoon-hit Philippines

By |17 December 2013|

In total, Caritas Switzerland is supporting 9,000 families on Bantayan and neighbouring islands – some of them only reachable by small fishing boats.

A view from Algeria on International Day of Migrants

By |17 December 2013|

View from Algeria on International Day of Migrants, focusing on Caritas help with children and minors

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