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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

  • Overcoming drought in Kenya

Overcoming drought in Kenya

  • 22 June 2017
Thanks to Catholic Relief Services and the the Diocese of Lodwar, boreholes in Turkana have been repaired and small scale farmers given support to utilise local water.
  • Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation

  • 19 June 2017
Faith organisations set out vision of AIDS free generation at a meeting on in Abuja, Nigeria and discuss the role of faith-based organisations in HIV prevention, care, treatment and support across Africa, with a focus on paediatric HIV.


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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