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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

  • Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

Cholera and famine strike Somalia and South Sudan

  • 28 April 2017
Drought and civil conflict have led to food crises across East Africa. Parts of South Sudan are already experiencing famine. The humanitarian situation in Somalia is rapidly deteriorating.
  • Life improves for Burundian refugees in Rwanda

Life improves for Burundian refugees in Rwanda

  • 24 April 2017
Since May 2015, Caritas has been helping the most vulnerable. They number more than 7,000 people, including the sick, the mentally and physically disabled, single mothers, women alone, nursing women, children, the elderly and refugees who have been traumatised. No way can they be abandoned!


Caritas Africa Info

735 Bld des Armées,
SECAF Tokoin Séminaire,
Lomé, Togo
Mailing address: 8 BP 8395 Lomé 8, Togo

+228 22 21 29 37
+228 22 22 00 26
+228 90 09 86 50
+228 98 91 25 25
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Telephone +254 20 44 42 039 / 44 42 139
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