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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

  • 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.
  • Appeal for flood survivors in India

Appeal for flood survivors in India

  • 27 August 2014
Caritas has launched an eight-month emergency programme to help to over 47,000 in Odisha after floods left 3.5 million people in need.


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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