Caritas – Hong Kong was founded in 1953 by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong to offer relief and rehabilitation services to the poor and the distressed. It has continuously developed and modified its work in response to the changing needs of Hong Kong.
The wide range of services provided by Caritas – Hong Kong address basic human needs and include social work, education, medical care, community development and hospitality etc. Its special attention is directed to the needs and aspirations of the underprivileged, the last, the least and the lost within the community.
To provide comprehensive quality services and the development of the whole person
To build up a friendly and caring society
To help the underprivileged and the vulnerable
To enable people to develop their potential
To promote mutual understanding and reconciliation
To establish a spirit of reciprocity to the community from which the people have benefited
To be rooted in Christian heritage
To develop human dignity
To emphasize and instil ethics and humanitarian concerns
“Six days ago the army attacked our village. They were firing everywhere. They shot my wife in the back. She died from the wound,” said Abdul Rahman, a Rohingya refugee who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh. The 21 year old widow carries his four month old baby in his arms.“The baby won’t stop crying. I’m asking ...
“In my whole life, this was the biggest flood I have seen,” said Kulubala, an 85 year old woman whose village in Dinajpur, Bangladesh was devastated by monsoon flooding. “It came at night and stayed for some days. The water came up 4 foot in just one night,” she said. “At first I was thinking ...
Basanta Norah an eight year old orphan, recalling the ‘unforgettable’ night of 2 July 2017, said, “When the floods hit my village Rangapathara, located on the embankment of river Ranga-Nadi, all I was thinking who will save me from dying.” The death toll from monsoon floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal has climbed to over ...
The statistics are sadly familiar. War in Syria has caused a mass exodus from the country of nearly 5 million people. Other wars and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are adding to this global humanitarian emergency. While sea crossings into Europe are down from their peak of 1.2 million in 2015, they ...
Easter message by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, president of Caritas Internationalis My family began with the migration of a child. My maternal grandfather was born in China. His mother was very poor so she sent her son with a relative who travelled to the Philippines – and that’s where I was born and grew up. ...
Do you want to help child migrants? Here are seven suggestions from Pope Francis. Welcome child migrants into our homes, our communities and our nations. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; and whoever receives me, receives not me but him who sent me” (Mk 9:37; cf. Mt 18:5; Lk 9:48; Jn ...