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Caritas Cambodia

Caritas Cambodia work began in 1972 as the Catholic Church in Cambodia delivered aid to help war victims. After closing in 1975 it was re-established in 1990 by Bishop Emile Destombes, with the help of Caritas Internationalis and Caritas France.

Caritas Cambodia’s work includes programmes in sustainable agriculture, economic development, welfare assistance, vocational training, health, women’s empowerment, homecare for people living with HIV/AIDS and help for children with disabilities.

It carries out relief and rehabilitation work to protect people from disaster and to help them recover. In 2011, when severe floods caused extensive damage to homes, schools and crops in 14 provinces, Caritas Cambodia delivered immediate temporary shelters, medicines, safe drinking water, hygiene kits and food rations that included rice, soy sauce, sugar and canned fish.

Caritas Cambodia sees community-based agricultural development as an indispensible component of its work and so provides local farmers with rice and vegetable seeds for transplanting while training them in organic rice production and compost making to promote sustainable agriculture.

Caritas Cambodia is affiliated with Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Asia and has collaborated with Caritas France, Caritas Bangladesh, Caritas Czech Republic, Caritas Germany, Caritas Spain, Caritas Australia and Catholic Relief Services USA.

Caritas Updates from Cambodia

  • 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.


Caritas Cambodia Info


Postal Address #47, St. 198,
Sangkat Boeung Pralith
Khan 7 Makara,
P.O. Box: 123,
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Telephone +855 23 210 757
+855 23 213 529
Fax +855 23 216 258