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Caritas Tunisia

Caritas service in Tunisia goes back to the 1940s. At that time it was a branch of Secours Catholique (Caritas France) present in almost all parishes, about 100 nationwide.

After independence and in order to be able to continue its activities, Caritas became the “Social Service of the Prelacy”, protected by the “Modus Vivendi” of 1964. From then onwards, Caritas collaborated with Tunisian organisations and gradually set about helping the most disadvantaged sectors of the population.

Students and migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, who are now very numerous in Tunisia, play an active role in the life of the Church, but some of them are also in difficult situations and need emergency humanitarian aid. This contributes to making the mission of Caritas even more important.

The main mission of Caritas Tunisia has long been to support Tunisian non-governmental organisations working in the fields of education, care for the disabled and the elderly, support for the most vulnerable women, and rural development assistance.

Caritas Updates from Tunisia

  • Caritas at the World Social Forum in Tunis

Caritas at the World Social Forum in Tunis

  • 26 March 2013
Caritas has been involved in the WSF since its beginnings. Caritas believes it’s an opportunity to exchange ideas and to build the momentum towards real change. This year Caritas will look at migration, trafficking, the right to food, corruption and tax evasion.


Caritas Tunisia Info


Postal Address 4 rue d’Alger
1000 Tunis RP
Telephone +216 713 35 831
+216 712 57 648
Fax +216 713 35 832