Caritas Internationalis

About Caritas Internationalis

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.

October 26, 2015

Growing numbers of refugees in Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia

By |26 October 2015|

Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia are struggling to cope with a record numbers of refugees arriving in their countries.

Mexico prepares for aftermath of Hurricane Patricia

By |23 October 2015|

Hurricane Patricia has made landfall in south west Mexico, in what is said to be the strongest storm on record. Heavy damage appears to have been avoided, but there is still a risk of major floods and mudslides.
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    Six months after the Nepal Earthquake – Q&A with Fr Pius Perumana

Six months after the Nepal Earthquake – Q&A with Fr Pius Perumana

By |23 October 2015|

Six months ago, two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, causing widespread destruction. Caritas Nepal, together with the global Caritas network, has been working tirelessly with families and communities as they recover and rebuild from this devastating event.

Caritas Jerusalem calls for calm

By |21 October 2015|

Caritas Jerusalem is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence and widespread loss of civilian life in the occupied Palestinian territory and in Israel. In a statement, Caritas Jerusalem condemned attacks against Palestinian and Israeli civilians.

Help for Typhoon Koppu survivors in the Philippines

By |21 October 2015|

Caritas Philippines is preparing to help 25,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by Typhoon Koppu, prioritising people who are in hard-to-reach areas.
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    Cardinal Tagle urges solidarity for refugees after Greece visit

Cardinal Tagle urges solidarity for refugees after Greece visit

By |20 October 2015|

Cardinal Luis Tagle says more must be done to help people on their journey through Europe as they flee conflict at home. The Caritas Internationalis chief visited a transit camp on the Greek border

“I am a walking miracle.” Caritas is a mission

By |19 October 2015|

Caritas is a mission, not a job. Nirmala Wijesinghe who runs a Caritas safe house in Beiruit is one of the many staff and volunteers around the world who illustrate this through their constant dedication and hard work.

Cardinal Tagle visits Greece on refugee crisis

By |16 October 2015|

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila will see how Caritas is helping migrants on a visit to Idomeni close to the border with Macedonia.

Organising communities to aid refugees in Greece

By |9 October 2015|

Caritas staff from around the world are in Greece to help organise local volunteers to provide aid to refugees in the best way possible.

Stop escalation of West Bank violence

By |9 October 2015|

Caritas Jerusalem is increasingly concerned about the escalating violence in the West Bank between Israeli settlers and Palestinians.

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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