Caritas – Hong Kong was founded in 1953 by the Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong to offer relief and rehabilitation services to the poor and the distressed. It has continuously developed and modified its work in response to the changing needs of Hong Kong.
The wide range of services provided by Caritas – Hong Kong address basic human needs and include social work, education, medical care, community development and hospitality etc. Its special attention is directed to the needs and aspirations of the underprivileged, the last, the least and the lost within the community.
To provide comprehensive quality services and the development of the whole person
To build up a friendly and caring society
To help the underprivileged and the vulnerable
To enable people to develop their potential
To promote mutual understanding and reconciliation
To establish a spirit of reciprocity to the community from which the people have benefited
To be rooted in Christian heritage
To develop human dignity
To emphasize and instil ethics and humanitarian concerns
Senowara’s labour pains had already started when she fled from Myanmar 16 months ago. After five days walking through the forest, she could hold on no longer. Her child was born by the roadside, beneath a tarpaulin, just an hour and a half after she crossed into Bangladesh. We first met Senowara, a Rohingya refugee, ...
Caritas is working on several innovations to help bring environmentally-friendly, transparent, good-practice relief assistance to communities around the globe. While world leaders are discussing climate change at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland (December 2-14) Caritas Denmark is pioneering several green-technology projects: a new solar-powered water purifier a solar-powered cooker plans to map ...
Standing in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said, “This camp is a cry to the whole world for a better politics based on compassion and solidarity.” The Caritas Internationalis president visited Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh 3-4 December. He saw how Caritas is helping provide vital shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene, living ...
Umi Sumbajono and her family had seconds to react when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on September 28. The 55-year-old grabbed her two grandchildren and fled from their home in Jono Ono village. “I panicked and prayed,” Umi said. “We saw the land, the ground, splitting and cracking, with mud and water ...
Fatwa Fadillah stoops among the make-shift tarp tents, urgently seeking information, but also needing to patiently listen and assess. Almost a week has passed since an earthquake struck his homeland. It toppled buildings and crumbled roads. Hours later, a tsunami washed away people, property, roads and crops. Help us respond to people in need – ...