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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

  • World Food Day: Food for All?

World Food Day: Food for All?

  • 14 October 2016
World Food Day this 16 October reminds the world again of the imperative to free humanity from hunger. Yet, today’s reality leaves us with a sense of deep discouragement.
  • Ethiopia hit by drought and food shortages

Ethiopia hit by drought and food shortages

  • 19 September 2016
Demand for aid has risen dramatically. More than 10.2 million people now need emergency food assistance, 1.2 million women and children need supplementary food aid, 400,000 children are suffering from severe malnutrition.


Caritas Africa Info

Address Caritas Africa,
735 Bld des Armées,
Tokoin Séminaire,
Telephone +230 52 51 59 62
+228 22 21 29 37
+228 22 21 99 09
Fax +228 22 22 00 26
Address Centenary House,
Telephone +254 20 44 42 039 / 44 42 139
Fax +254 20 44 41 876
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