Caritas Algeria was established on 28 June 1962, a few days after the declaration of independence.
As executive body of the Humanitarian service of the ADA (the diocesan association of Algeria), Caritas Algeria (CA) responds within its limits to pleas of support, regardless of the origin, identity or religious affiliation of the people who request assistance, as long as these persons share its goals and values.
Aiming at integral human development of men and women, social solidarity, justice, peace and respect for the environment, Caritas Algeria implements its project with a special attention to those most in need in order to empower them to take responsibility for their lives.
Caritas Algeria has a long history of initiatives to help persons with physical and mental disabilities, as well as disadvantaged women and children. In collaboration with the Caritas Confederation and other international organizations, CA has implemented relief programs for persons affected by natural disasters, floods and earthquakes. Its support to youth associations in working-class neighborhoods, and to young women in villages (promotion of local handicrafts), as well as its training programs for kindergarten teachers, are widely known and appreciated by the population.
In collaboration with the UNHCR and other organizations, Caritas Algeria is also concerned and works with migrants crossing the country from sub-Saharan Africa, providing them, among others, with medical aid, literacy courses and tutoring classes for younger children.
Our international partners include: Secours Catholique (Caritas France), Caritas Italy, Misereor, Development and Peace (Caritas Canada) and Doctors of the World.
Refugees and migrants come to Algeria on their journey from poorer African countries to cross the Mediterranean into Europe, but they also now come there as a final destination itself. Algerians too head north in search of opportunities unavailable at home.
By Caritas Algeria staff Like many countries in Africa, Algeria has not been spared by the effects of extreme or unseasonal weather. Known for its arid and semi-arid climate, the region is highly vulnerable to changes in climate. Over the last 50 years, an increase in extreme weather events has been observed. Phenomena that bear ...
Millions of people around the world are struggling to cope with rising food prices say Caritas staff. “The price rises in India usually affect the poorest people, but they are now so steep that the middle class is hit hard as well,” said Sunil Simon, in charge of natural resource management at Caritas India. The ...