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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

  • Sri Lankans’ difficulty to start afresh after floods

Sri Lankans’ difficulty to start afresh after floods

  • 25 May 2016
The water levels are going down now after the floods which hit our country last week but the challenges faced by communities are still very large. There are many places where people have suffered landslides in our diocese or have been evacuated due to landslide threats.
  • Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

Nepal earthquake one year on: water the big challenge

  • 28 April 2016
The issue of water in Nepal one year after the earthquake is of real concern for many of the communities Caritas has been speaking to. In the first community we went to in Thokarpa neither the school nor the health centre had water.

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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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