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Latest stories: Caritas Internationalis

The Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, Aloysius John. / Caritas Internationalis

Caritas Internationalis Wants COVID-19 Vaccine Production in Poor Countries Fostered

As the 46th Regular session of the UN Human Rights Council gets underway, the leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI) is calling on the international community to promote the local production of COVID-19 vaccine in poor countries, including those in Africa.

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Caritas Internationalis Offering Help and Comfort to Migrants in Mali

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is offering help and comfort to migrants leaving Africa for Europe through Mali, housing them and providing them with “support and advice on their journey.”

Mahama Refugee Camp in Rwanda. / Caritas Rwanda.

Caritas Internationalis Restoring Dignity of Thousands of Burundian Refugees in Rwanda

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), is helping restore the dignity of Burundian refugees in Rwanda’s Mahama Refugee Camp by striving toward their self-dependence.

Map showing the Sahel region. /

Caritas Internationalis Officials Highlight Five Lines of Action to Address Sahel Crisis

The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has outlined five lines of action that could help address the crisis in the Central Sahel region, which comprises the West African nations of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. 

An official of Caritas Congo taking a local through COVID-19 information. / Caritas Congo

How Caritas Congo Personnel are Helping Minimize COVID-19 Infections

Officials of the humanitarian and development arm of Catholic Bishops in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Caritas Congo have, in a July 8 report published by Caritas Internationalis, explained how they are striving to ensure that COVID-19 does not spread out of control in the Central African nation.

A well-wisher hands over clothing to a displaced woman in Burkina Faso. / Caritas Burkina Faso

Caritas Burkina Faso Launches Emergency Appeal to Support Displaced People

The Catholic Church in Burkina Faso through its humanitarian arm, Caritas Burkina Faso, has launched an emergency appeal to address the plight of millions of people displaced by the ongoing regional conflict in the West African nation through humanitarian support.

Cardinal Tagle at the Synod of Bishops on October 9, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Cardinal Tagle Urges Leaders to Ensure Healthcare for All in COVID-19 Crisis

In his Easter message, the president of Caritas Internationalis called on governments to ensure access to healthcare and social protections for all amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Caritas Internationalis Emergency Programs Helping Alleviate Hunger in Zambia, Zimbabwe

Almost a month after the World Food Programme (WFP) warned that a hunger crisis 'on scale we've not seen before' is looming in Southern Africa with 45 million people in need of urgent food aid, the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis, is helping, through its emergency programs, alleviate the hunger situation in Zambia and Zimbabwe, two of the most hard-hit countries.