Caritas Internationalis is a global Confederation of 165 Catholic Church-related humanitarian and development organizations with a mandate to respond to humanitarian needs without distinction as to origin, nationality, creed or sex. Caritas, which is present in nearly 200 countries and territories, has adopted people-centered initiatives to bring about change in the lives of affected and at risk communities.
Caritas responds practically to humanitarian crises such as natural disasters, conflict and the effects of climate change. We save lives, relieve suffering and help rebuild livelihoods and communities in the longer-term.
Caritas promotes integral human development so that people in the worst off and most disadvantaged communities are free to flourish and live in peace and dignity. We work to ensure that our natural environment is managed responsibly and sustainably in the interests of the entire human family.