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Caritas India

Caritas India was founded in 1962 and has been working ever since for the emancipation of the underprivileged and the marginalized irrespective of their caste, creed, ethnicity and religion. In the last fifty years, Caritas India has reached out to millions of poor and helped them overcome poverty and deprivation.

Its major programmes are in the management of natural resources, emergency response, community health, equality, peace building and promoting the rights of indigenous communities. Caritas India works to strengthen civil society organisations in partnership with the government and over 350 NGOs across the country. The network is coordinated by 5 regional offices and can call on 250,000 vibrant volunteers.

Caritas India has worked with many international Caritas partner organisations such as Caritas Germany, Caritas Netherlands (Cordaid), Caritas France, Caritas Japan, Caritas Denmark, Caritas Ireland-Trocaire, Caritas Belgium, Caritas Spain, Caritas Italy, Caritas Austria, Caritas Australia, Caritas Korea, Caritas England and Wales-CAFOD, Catholic Relief Services USA, Caritas Portugal, Caritas Scotland and Caritas Switzerland.

Caritas Updates from India

  • Beyond the tsunami waves

Beyond the tsunami waves

  • 16 December 2014
One positive result of the tsunami is that our Caritas national organisations and their ties with communities are strengthened. They’ve been able to use that strength as a gateway for other integral human development efforts.
  • Caritas marks 10 years since Asia tsunami

Caritas marks 10 years since Asia tsunami

  • 4 December 2014
Tsunami affected communities in Sri Lanka. Caritas organisations from India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand joined confederation members from around the world, Church and other religious leaders in Sri Lanka 3-5 December to remember victims of the 2004 Asia tsunami.


Caritas India Info


Postal Address CBCI Centre, Ashok Place
Gole Dakhana, 110001
New Delhi, India
Telephone +91 11 233 63390
Fax +91 11 237 15146
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