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.
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Caritas Updates from Asia
With relief activities beginning to wind down in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan, the focus is now shifting on providing longer-term recovery support to build back their lives better and reduce reliance on emergency aid.
Through a combination of awareness-raising programmes, radio outreach and training, Caritas Nepal is working to prevent human trafficking, unsafe migration and violence against women along some of Nepal’s border areas.