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Caritas in Africa

The Caritas network spreads all over sub-Saharan Africa. Caritas Africa brings together 46 national Caritas organisations. They are part of the local communities they serve.

Together, Caritas Africa members focus on human development, peace building and economic justice, while practically responding to some of the world’s largest and most complex humanitarian emergencies. These include Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo and food crises in the Sahel in the west and the Horn of Africa in the east.

A survey of Caritas Africa members in 31 countries, showed that Caritas is present in 372 diocese and there are 15,000 parish Caritas. The survey showed that there are 867 staff at the national level and 38,600 at the diocesan and parish level.  Caritas is largely dependent on its volunteers in Africa: no less than 453,000 offer their services.

In the 31 countries polled, Caritas national members offered services to 73 million people.

Caritas Updates from Africa

  • Advent appeal: the Holy Family and our family

Advent appeal: the Holy Family and our family

  • 25 November 2014
Like Syrian and Iraqi refugees today — like people fleeing conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo — the first thing the Holy Family needed was food.
  • Defend the rights of child migrants

Defend the rights of child migrants

  • 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

Protecting the rights of children across the globe – FAQs

  • 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.

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Caritas Africa Info

REGIONAL COORDINATING OFFICE
Address Caritas Africa,
735 Bld des Armées,
Tokoin Séminaire,
Lomé.
Togo
Telephone +230 52 51 59 62
+228 22 21 29 37
+228 22 21 99 09
Fax +228 22 22 00 26
Email coord@caritas-africa.org
secaf@caritas-africa.org
secaf2007@yahoo.fr
Website www.caritas-africa.org
SUB OFFICE
Address Centenary House,
Westlands,
Nairobi,
Kenya
Telephone +254 20 44 42 039 / 44 42 139
Fax +254 20 44 41 876
Email caritasafrica@ciaas.org or mmwaniki@ciaas.org
Website www.caritas-africa.org