The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Where we work

Afghanistan

We are working with  vulnerable communities in Bamiyan Province  to improve food security through farming and nutrition education. The project focuses on fostering sustainable behaviour to address issues of food security.

Aotearoa New Zealand

Our work within New Zealand focuses on advocacy, education, development and prayer. We strive to make a real difference in the lives of people living with poverty and injustice in our country.

Cambodia

In Cambodia we run a programme which helps indigenous people improve their farming techniques and adapt their crops to a changing climate.

Fiji

We support partners to educate communities about the negative impacts of mining and help them negotiate with mining companies. Caritas is also helping the Commission for Justice and Development (CJD) in Fiji with their long-term goal of creating a Caritas Fiji.

Honduras, El Salvador & Nicaragua

We help communities, government and aid agencies work together to strengthen disaster risk reduction (DRR) strategies in these countries.

Kiribati

Caritas partners with the Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru through several small Catholic groups to deliver programmes focused on climate awareness and youth leadership, training for women, developing sustainable livelihoods and agricultural training for youth.

Nepal

We continue to provide support for those affected by the major earthquakes in 2015.

Palestine

We support health education in the West Bank and Gaza where it can be difficult to get medical attention due to poverty, travel restrictions, and checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Papua New Guinea

Caritas’ work in Papua New Guinea focuses on sustainable livelihoods, improving health, disaster preparedness and education.

Peru

The Caritas programme in Peru is working to improve family relationships and reduce domestic violence.

Philippines

The Philippines are particularly vulnerable to typhoons and Caritas provides emergency relief when they hit. We also work with rural communities to develop sustainable and climate-resilient livelihoods.

Solomon Islands

Caritas works with both Church and community partners in Solomon Islands to respond to key needs across the Education sector, as well as water and sanitation needs.

South Sudan

We are working with our partners in South Sudan providing emergency supplies and improving food security and access to freash water for thousands of people who have been displaced by civil conflict.

Sudan

Caritas continues to provide emergency relief in Darfur and Nuba through our partners on the ground. We have supported this programme for more than a decade.

Syria and Jordan

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011 we have been providing Syrian refugees with emergency assistance, initially in Lebanon and now within Syria and in Jordan.

Timor-Leste

In Timor Leste we focus on building capacity for livelihoods and women's enterprise, as well as providing information to rural areas through radio.

Tonga

Caritas is assisting people to improve their own livelihoods and adapt to the effects of climate change in Tonga. We have been working with Caritas Tonga since 1999.

Vanuatu

Following Tropical Cyclone Pam, Caritas worked with the Diocese of Port Vila to provide shelter and food to those in need. We are continuing to work with our partners to help people rebuild.

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