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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

  • Caritas aiding flood evacuees in Nepal

Caritas aiding flood evacuees in Nepal

  • 20 August 2014
Caritas Nepal is responding to massive flooding in Nepal, where continuous rainfall last week wiped out homes, roads and crops and sent people fleeing from their homes.
  • Map to saving lives in the Philippines

Map to saving lives in the Philippines

  • 5 August 2014
A 'Risk Map' is helping communities in the Philippines make their own plans on how to be better able to resist future natural disasters in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
  • New tech solutions for HIV

New tech solutions for HIV

  • 28 July 2014
New technologies offer hope to sick people living in poverty. At an AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, four scientists associated with Catholic institutions discussed ways to measure HIV infections and treat them.

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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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