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President:Bishop Philip Huang Chao-ming
Executive Secretary:Sr Emma Lee
Secretary General:Fr. Peter Mertens
Head Quarters: Central Building, Room 920, No. 2, Chung Shan N. Rd. Sect 1, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Postal address: P.O. Box 8 --- 376, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Telephone: +886 (2) 23 81 21 40
+886 (2) 23 71 85 10
Fax: +886 (02) 2311 5124
Commission for Social Development - Caritas Taiwan
Caritas Taiwan – the Commission for Social Development – was founded 1969 and works to help people at home and abroad. Taiwan has a dynamic economy, from low-technology goods to higher-value manufacturing and exports, mainly in electronics and computers. Caritas Taiwan works with people living in challenging conditions, who do not feel the benefit of this prosperity.
Work at home includes:
Aid to those living in other countries includes financial help for those in Sri Lanka, Thailand and Indonesia affected by the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, and refugees forced from Iraq to countries such as Jordan.
The agency has ties with Caritas Mongolia: under a project called Sending Our Love to Mongolia, it delivered 3,000 boxes packed with clothes, shoes, school supplies and other materials.