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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

  • Mercy and trafficking – ransom the captive

Mercy and trafficking – ransom the captive

  • 2 February 2016
We have to work against the indifference that assigns culpability to others and absolves us of every wrongdoing. The onus therefore lies on everyone to do something to combat and prevent this modern day slavery.
  • Throwing a lifeline to Darfur

Throwing a lifeline to Darfur

  • 28 January 2016
The needs of those displaced or who have been affected by the conflict in Darfur are great and wide-ranging. They range from basic needs such as water and shelter and access to health facilities but also to longer-term needs such as education and retraining and rebuilding their livelihoods.
  • Helping South Sudan build a future

Helping South Sudan build a future

  • 20 January 2016
By September 2015, 7.5 million people – nearly two in every three people in South Sudan were going hungry. Half of those people were suffering from severe hunger. Caritas is launching a €2.1 million euro emergency appeal for funds that will help alleviate hunger for the entirety of 2016.

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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