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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

  • Strong families are our best defence against poverty

Strong families are our best defence against poverty

  • 11 September 2014
Caritas Internationalis and the Pontifical Council for the Family will host a one-day seminar on the role of the family in the global economic crisis. The meeting will look at how Caritas as the charitable arm of the Church can work through families to better promote development.
  • Hundreds of villages flooded in Pakistan

Hundreds of villages flooded in Pakistan

  • 10 September 2014
The heaviest rains in 50 years have triggered flash floods in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab province of Pakistan. As floods chaos continues, Caritas Pakistan workers are visiting different dioceses to assess the emergency.
  • Epic floods in India and Pakistan

Epic floods in India and Pakistan

  • 10 September 2014
Heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in Jammu and Kashmir in India and across the border in Punjab and Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan.

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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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