Caritas Kazakhstan was founded in 1997 in response to the rise in poverty and ill health after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Its initiatives include soup kitchens across the country serving 500 000 meals a year, orphanages and a centre for homeless people. It run computer courses and trains up to 220 people a year in new skills.
Working closely with Caritas Europa, Caritas Kazakhstan campaigns to combat the growing HIV/AIDS epidemic. With the support of Caritas Italy, it has established 24 small pharmacies and health facilities for those unable to afford full health care in 4 regions of the country.
Caritas Kazakhstan also comes to peoples aid in times of suffering and in the wake of emergencies and disasters.
Caritas Kazakhstan’s main office is located in Karaganda; it employs 10 staff and 10 volunteers. The main office works closely works with the 4 dioceses across the country.
The Holy Father reminds us that Lent is the season of hope. It is this hope that we nurture together that helps us believe that “history does not end with our mistakes, our violence and injustice, or the sin that crucifies Love. It means receiving from Jesus’ open heart the Father’s forgiveness”.
Caritas Internationalis expresses alarm over the impact of the escalating violence in Myanmar on the already fragile humanitarian situation and asks to secure safe humanitarian access to deliver life-saving assistance.
Caritas confederation urges decision makers and the United Nations to call for a Security Council meeting to address access to vaccines as a global security problem and to undertake debt remission of the poorest countries
As many as 3,000 migrants are struggling to survive in appalling and freezing conditions in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina and are in desperate need of adequate shelter, warm clothes, nutritious food and medical assistance.
When the world seems at its darkest, we Christians look to faith, hope and charity to light up the road ahead of us. We can only see these lights if we keep our eyes wide open and, amidst the horrors, we learn to see the signs of God’s love being sown around the world every ...
Caritas Internationalis' Christmas campaign is focused on COVID-19. The confederation invites its benefactors to give a safe and Christmas to all the people around the world who are suffering because of the pandemic and its dramatic consequences in terms of increased poverty and food insecurity.
Caritas Philippines has adopted a multi-faceted approach to protect communities in the face of increasingly aggressive climate events. Advocating for change regarding mining, quarrying and illegal logging is a key part of their work to reduce the impact of extreme weather on their country.