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Caritas in Latin America & Caribbean

The Caritas Latin America and Caribbean region covers a vast geographical area with great cultural and economic diversity. In many of the countries in the region, Caritas has a long history of working for the poor – over fifty years – tackling natural and man-made disasters and providing healthcare.

Working together, the members of the Caritas Latin America and Caribbean region focus on peace, social and economic justice and safe migration.

CARITAS UPDATES FROM LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

  • Rebuilding Haiti five years after earthquake

Rebuilding Haiti five years after earthquake

  • 9 January 2015
On 12 January 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. In less than one minute, almost half of the homes in Port-au-Prince and its surroundings were reduced to dust. An outpouring of generosity by Catholics worldwide meant that Caritas could both respond to immediate needs and rebuild for the long term.
  • CRS working for a prosperous and independent Haiti

CRS working for a prosperous and independent Haiti

  • 9 January 2015
Catholic Relief Services (a US member of the Caritas confederation) has been working in Haiti for 50 years. The morning after the 12th January 2010 earthquake, CRS staff members who had lived through the disaster themselves were aiding survivors.
  • Five years after Haiti earthquake

Five years after Haiti earthquake

  • 5 January 2015
The Haiti earthquake was one of the biggest emergencies Caritas has ever dealt with. Over 300,000 people died as a result of the massive tremor and over a million people were without a home.

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Caritas Latin America Info

Address N° 106 Col. Carolina,
Cuernavaca,
Morelos.
México CP 62190
Telephone +52 (777) 311 42 43 or +52 (777) 317 88 20
Fax +506 231 3954
Email caritaslac@caritas.org.ar
Website www.caritasamericalatinaycaribe.org