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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

  • Ebola paralyses Sierra Leonean city

Ebola paralyses Sierra Leonean city

  • 30 October 2014
Our whole city Kenema was worst hit at the outbreak of this dreadful Ebola virus. Many families have been wiped out and many children have been orphaned. There are also many widows and widowers who lost their partners to Ebola. People are traumatised and stigmatised.
  • Ebola crisis calls for greater response

Ebola crisis calls for greater response

  • 28 October 2014
Caritas and Catholic Church leaders will meet on 4 November in Rome to discuss scaling up their actions in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
  • Cocoa companies support Ebola response

Cocoa companies support Ebola response

  • 15 October 2014
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has announced a donation of $600,000 to support Ebola care and prevention efforts being carried out in West Africa by Caritas and the IFRC.

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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