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Iceland
Caritas Iceland

Caritas Iceland was founded in 1989 to help the poor and less fortunate and those who have suffered injustice. Caritas Iceland became a member of Caritas Internationalis in 1991 and has no paid staff as it relies heavily on the strength of its volunteers to carry out its activities.

The primary objectives of Caritas Iceland are two fundraising events during the year, one in Advent and one in Lent. The funds raised during Advent are used to support the sick and people with physical and learning difficulties, the elderly, as well as socially disadvantaged children. The funds raised during Lent support projects in poor countries in Africa, Asia and South America, in cooperation with Caritas Denmark.

Caritas Iceland main office in Reykjavik has a staff of 10 volunteers. As a member of Caritas Internationalis and Europa, the agency collaborates with the global Caritas network to develop and implement its programmes.

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