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Address: CIO – Centre Interdiocésain des Œuvres, Brazzaville, République du Congo
Telephone: +242 05 366 67 15 Fax: +242 05 366 67 15
Email: caritascongo@yahoo.fr

Caritas Congo is the expression of the charity of the Catholic Church in Congo, aimed at building a fairer and more fraternal society. It operates under the mandate of the Bishops’ Conference of Congo via the Episcopal Commission for Charitable Work.

The everyday actions of Caritas Congo are entirely based on compassion for the poorest. This is expressed through a commitment to promote justice and human dignity, which thus helps our society to always put humankind at the centre.

The vision of Caritas is to promote a culture of justice, love, peace and well-being for all people who are in need. Like the Good Samaritan, it acts with compassion on behalf of those who are suffering.

The national coordinating body supervises nine diocesan Caritas: Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire, Nkayi, Kinkala, Owando, Ouesso, Gamboma, Dolisie and Imfondo. Thanks to these dioceses, Caritas Congo has a presence in the remotest parts of Congo.

In addition to coordination, its mandate includes provision of support, advice and accompaniment to diocesan Caritas and other charity organisations affiliated to Caritas Congo. It also organises emergency interventions, as well as searching for and mobilising partners and resources for the benefit of the Caritas Congo network.

Its mission is to bear witness to God’s love by working for the integral promotion of the human person giving priority to the poor and marginalised, through emergency, assistance and self-care actions, without any discrimination on ethnic, religious, cultural or political grounds.

Areas of operation
CAPACITY BUILDING:
Caritas Congo provides support, advice and accompaniment to the diocesan Caritas.

DEVELOPMENT:
Caritas Congo initiates and carries out actions aimed at multi-sectoral development.

ASSISTANCE:
Caritas Congo participates in projects aimed at assisting any people who are in distress.

EMERGENCIES:
Caritas Congo takes part in the management of human and natural disasters.

EDUCATION:
In partnership with the Episcopal Catholic Education Commission (CEEDUC), Caritas carries out educational actions.

HEALTHCARE:
Caritas Congo supports healthcare activities on behalf of the poorest via its network of diocesan drugstores, rehabilitation centres, and community and urban health centres.

Partners: United Nations agencies (WFP, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, FAO, UNDP); the European Union; embassies such as those of France, the USA and Japan; the World Bank via government programmes; International Partnership for Human Development (IPHD); Secours Catholique (Caritas France); Catholic Relief Services (CRS); Caritas Spain; and Caritas Cuenca.

Local partners: the Government, County Councils, Triangle Génération Humanitaire.

Updates from Republic of Congo