Please be generous and support our work in Venezuela

 
Child hunger is rocketing in Venezuela as the country collapses. Families cannot find enough food or medicine. Scarcity of staple food is touching every aspect of life.
 
Priests are resorting to dividing the Host into pieces to provide Holy Communion because there isn’t even enough flour for the Church to make Communion wafers. An 85 percent shortage of medicines has created a public health crisis of astronomical proportions.
 
International aid agencies are mostly prevented from working inside the country. Caritas is one of the very few able to help people in desperate need.
 
With your donations we are able to provide medicines and host health days where an estimated 400 medical volunteers provide health monitoring. Caritas got life-saving malaria medication into the country to contain a recent outbreak. The Church has set up nutrition centres, staffed by volunteers, where children under 5 and expectant mothers are monitored and treated for malnutrition. More and more parishes are opening soup kitchens, which have served more than 1.25 million meals. Caritas is also working with refugees from Venezuela across the region.
 
Please support our work so we can help the poorest impacted by the crisis.
 
It is also possible to make donations through a bank transfer.
Bank: Unicredit S.p.A.
Address: Via della Conciliazione 11b – ROMA
Beneficiary: Caritas Internationalis
Address: Palazzo San Calisto, 00120 Vatican City
IBAN: IT10C 02008 05008 000400406198
BIC / SWIFT: UNCRITM1B88
Payment Details: Venezuela Crisis Appeal
 
U.S. based donors who would like to receive a tax-deductible receipt may also donate in US dollars to the Caritas Internationals Fund held by the National Catholic Community Foundation.
 
Please email donations@caritas.va to receive more information.