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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

  • Changing needs in Ebola hit Liberia

Changing needs in Ebola hit Liberia

  • 20 January 2015
Good news from Liberia is that the number of new Ebola infections are down. But much is needed to be done to prevent future outbreaks and help communities rebuild.
  • Dispatch from the Ebola frontline in Liberia

Dispatch from the Ebola frontline in Liberia

  • 8 January 2015
2014 was a terrible year for Liberia. Everyone has a horror story. Whole families were eradicated. The Catholic hospital here in Monrovia lost most of its health staff and management. They didn’t run away; they are dead.
  • Brutal year ends in Ebola-hit West Africa

Brutal year ends in Ebola-hit West Africa

  • 23 December 2014
When the worst outbreak of Ebola in history struck West Africa, Caritas swung into action. Much has been done to contain the outbreak and care for communities affected, but more action is needed in 2015.

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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