Caritas Internationalis 70th anniversary

On 12 December, Caritas Internationalis will celebrate its 70th anniversary.

Seven decades have passed since the Constituent Assembly of our Confederation met in Rome from 12 to 14 December 1951.
At that time there were only 13 Caritas members in the Confederation, while today there are 162 operating in 200 countries and territories. Since its inception, Caritas Internationalis has been entrusted with the mission of promoting the primacy of the human person at the centre of all human activities.

This year we want to mark our anniversary by bearing witness to our work of charity and to give voice to the voiceless in the differ parts of the work.

For this reason, we organised seven webinars, each dedicated to one of the seven regions of the Confederation: Africa, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and Oceania. You can find all the webinars’ information and videos below.

Each virtual conference is also linked to a project implemented in the respective region. By supporting these projects, you will enable us to continue our work alongside the most vulnerable. As we have been doing for 70 years, especially thanks to your support.

WATCH THE WEBINAR

Caritas at the crossroad of chaos, witnessing for justice, peace and hope

On December 2nd at 11:00am CET will take place on zoom Caritas at the crossroad of chaos, witnessing for justice, peace and hope, a webinar on the role of Caritas in the Middle East and North Africa Region (MONA), with a special focus on Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria and Mauritania.

Join the webinar on zoom by clicking here  – Download the full program by clicking here

Caritas
North America

Seven decades of fighting against poverty and for human dignity

This webinar is an occasion to reflect on the developments in the work of Caritas in the North American Region in the areas of integration and poverty alleviation, as well as their humanitarian work abroad, with a special focus on the humanitarian emergency in Haiti.

Caritas
Europa

Solidarity in action following the signs of the times

A webinar on the work of Caritas in the European Region, where there are among the longest standing member organisations of the Confederation, with testimonies of the protracted crisis in Ukraine.

Caritas
Oceania

Promoting Integral Human development – Caritas Oceania in the spirit of Laudato sì

This webinar is dedicated to the work of Caritas in the Pacific region, with a focus on the impact of climate issues on local communities and Caritas’ work to safeguard our common home and promote integral human development.

Caritas
Africa

Caritas to promoting social justice through sustainable opportunities and building communities

A webinar on the work of Caritas in Africa, in the areas of food security and the promotion of integral human development, with testimonies from South Sudan and Mozambique.

Caritas
Latin America
and Caribbean

Caritas committed to fighting against poverty and for the defence of the Common Home

A webinar on the role of Caritas in the Region, characterised by a strong spirituality, and by the union and fraternal cooperation among the different member organisations of the Confederation.

Caritas
Middle East and
North Africa

Caritas at the crossroad of chaos, witnessing for justice, peace and hope

A webinar on the work of the Confederation in a region that faces many challenges and where Caritas is at the side of the population even in the most difficult contexts, building bridges of peace and bearing an important testimony of justice and hope.

Caritas
Asia

Journeying together in the spirit of fraternity and solidarity

A webinar on the work of Caritas in Asia, where the Confederation is active in many areas, including disaster response and prevention and refugee support.

Caritas
New Global Campaign

Closing event and launch of the Caritas Internationalis new global campaign
HAITI-70
Ucraina 2
Anna Robertson, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand discusses recovery with MaryJane in the diocese of Palo following Typhoon Haiyan
Mozambico
Venezuela-70
Libano

Caritas North America

Caritas Europa

Caritas Oceania

Caritas Africa

Caritas Latin America and Caribbean

Caritas Middle East and North Africa

Caritas Asia

Caritas new global campaign

28 Oct

Seven decades of fighting against poverty and for human dignity

Haiti

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti about 90 miles west of the capital Port-au-Prince on the morning of Aug. 14. It was stronger than the 2010 earthquake from which the island is still recovering. The earthquake killed at least 2,207 people with more than 12,260 people sustaining injuries, according to a USAID report. Two days after the quake, Tropical Storm Grace made landfall in Haiti overnight, flooding the country with as much as 15 inches of rain in a single day in certain areas. Read more…

4 Nov

Solidarity in action following the signs of the times

Ukraine

Thanks to the considerable experience existing within local Caritas and its wide network of regional offices, Caritas Ukraine covers the needs of several thousands of people across the country providing material and social aid, psychological support; counseling about and protection of their rights; assisting in reintegration processes. Through this work, Caritas contributes to providing vital social and economic changes, including the development of civil society in the country. Read more…

09 Nov

Promoting Integral Human development – Caritas Oceania in the spirit of Laudato sì

Oceania

Caritas Internationalis’ General Secretariat has developed a three-year plan to build financial capacity and transparency in all 165 members, with training and the establishment of new accounting systems. Caritas is working in the region for Strengthening Pacific resilience to the impacts of COVID-19. Many countries in the Pacific are highly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic due to underlying challenges to public health systems and access to sanitation. Read more…

16 Nov

Caritas to promoting social justice through sustainable opportunities and building communities

Mozambique

Two years after Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique and set off a series of unprecedented climate-related disasters, 2.5 million people, almost half of them children, remain in need of humanitarian assistance. More than 3,000 children under the age of five have been diagnosed with life-threatening severe acute malnutrition after harvests were washed away in floodwaters. These children are proof that the victims of the climate crisis are first and foremost, the poor and the very young. Read more…

23 Nov

Caritas committed to fight against poverty and for the defence of the Common Home

Venezuela

In Venezuela Caritas is one of the very few organizations able to help people in desperate need, according to the Regional Conference of Cáritas Latin America and the Caribbean, working forto eradicating poverty in all its forms, to end structural injustice and to move towards a different future in the region. Read more…

02 Dec

Caritas at the crossroad of chaos, witnessing for justice, peace and hope

Lebanon

Since October 2019, the country has been going through an economic, financial and sociopolitical crisis to which the COVID-19 pandemic and the explosion of August 4, 2020 in Beirut have been added. According to the World Bank, it is apparently among the 10, and more probably among the 3 most serious crises which have occurred in the world since the middle of the 19th century. Read more…

07 Dec

Journeying together in the spirit of fraternity and solidarity

Asia

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13 Dec

Closing event and launch of the Caritas Internationalis new global campaign

Closing event

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