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Liberia
Caritas Liberia

The work of Caritas Liberia began in earnest in the civil crisis that started in 1990 and escalated in 1999-2003 when the agency provided emergency assistance such as food and medical supplies to thousands of people forced to flee their villages. Since 2003, the agency has moved from delivering immediate emergency relief to longer-term development programmes in sustainable agriculture, education, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS prevention, poverty eradication and livelihood development. Caritas Liberia’s enduring commitment to help the poorest and vulnerable populations lead full and productive lives and participate in decisions regarding their right to development underpins their work.

Caritas Liberia agricultural-led development initiatives aims to reduce poverty and hunger and improve rural livelihoods. Programmes include the provision of seeds and fertilizer, and training to farmers on how to improve their cassava and rice yields by introducing improved farming techniques, time-saving technologies and better access to markets.

Since its beginnings, one of Caritas Liberia’s primary missions has been to provide care to those affected by AIDs and increase awareness on prevention measures to mitigate the spread of the pandemic. At the diocesan level, Caritas Gbarnga, in conjunction with CRS, implemented The Faithful House project to promote marital fidelity to mitigate the spread of the virus among married couples.

The agency’s health programmes provides pre-natal care to expecting mothers, works with communities to strengthen immunization and health systems, and provides training and liaisons with Government and Non-Governmental Organisations.

Caritas Liberia’s capacity building improves water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and promotes safe hygiene practices.

Caritas Liberia main office in Monrovia works closely to provide guidance and support to the 3 Caritas Diocesan structures – Caritas Monrovia, Caritas Gbarnga and Caritas Cape Palmas.

Vital to the success of Caritas Liberia’s work is their collaboration with the global Caritas network; such as Catholic Relief Services USA, Caritas Italy, Caritas England and Wales- CAFOD, Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Africa.

Caritas Updates from Liberia

  • 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 and Church groups aid Ebola orphans in West Africa

Caritas and Church groups aid Ebola orphans in West Africa

  • 10 December 2014
Children whose parents have died; children who have recovered from the virus themselves; children whose families and sense of security have been shattered by the emotional and economic toll of the disease—huge numbers of children in West Africa have been affected by Ebola over the past terrifying months.

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Caritas Liberia Info

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Address National Catholic Secretariat
Gaye Town, Old Road Behind
Christ the King Catholic
Church Monrovia Liberia
Postal Address P.O. Box 2078, 1000 Monrovia
10, Liberia
Telephone +231 22 72 45
+231 22 62 87
E-mail caritasliberia@yahoo.com