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Caritas in Asia

Caritas Asia was set up in 1999. It has 23 members who work together in the different parts of the region to better pool resources.

As the region is prone to repeated natural disasters, Caritas Asia focuses on creating better disaster preparedness and on building stronger local capacity to respond to emergencies. Addressing climate change and human trafficking – which are important regional issues – are also priorities. With emergencies created by conflict also affecting the region, Caritas Asia also invests in reconstruction, peacebuilding and inter-faith dialogue.

Caritas Asia supports eco-friendly sustainable agriculture practices by promoting organic farming and working with small farmers to adopt agricultural practices and technologies that are not harmful to the environment.

The Caritas Asia Secretariat is located in Bangkok, with a special focus on the capacity building of its members.

Caritas Updates from Asia

  • Philippines asks pope for help on climate change

Philippines asks pope for help on climate change

  • 15 January 2015
As Pope Francis makes his historic wisit to the Philippines, Caritas Philippines is asking for help in addressing the issue of climate change. The pope will meet families who survived natural disasters like Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
  • Tsunami reflections from Aceh

Tsunami reflections from Aceh

  • 22 December 2014
The 26 December 2004, a tsunami devastated Aceh. The crew of the fishing boat Centosa recieved Caritas support. See how their lives have changed ten years later.

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Caritas Asia Info

Address 10th Floor, Phaholyothin Place Building,
408/42 Phaholyothin Road,
Phayathai,
Bangkok – 10400.
Thailand
Telephone +66 2 619 0634 up to 8
Fax +66 2 619 0639
Email asiacaritas@gmail.com
Website www.caritasasia.org
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