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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

  • Migrant children need opportunities, says Caritas

Migrant children need opportunities, says Caritas

  • 18 December 2014
Caritas urges governments to prioritise the needs of unaccompanied migrant children on World Migrant Day and to increase employment opportunities in home countries for young people.
  • Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

Cardinal to visit Caritas programmes in Ebola zone

  • 15 December 2014
In addition to providing health care for other illnesses and establishing strict infection control procedures and screening areas in order to prevent transmission of the virus in the health care setting, the Church has mobilized a community response and community education in order to engage clergy and local parish groups in efforts to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.
  • Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

Caritas observes Universal Health Coverage Day

  • 11 December 2014
We must attend to the social, emotional and spiritual needs of all those facing health challenges. For many years, Caritas and other Catholic Church-inspired organisations have delivered health care to people who need it in both emergency and day-to-day situations, building the capacities of local communities to prevent the onset of illness and provide medicines and other life-saving supplies for treatment programmes.

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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