The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development


Vulnerable communities are at the heart of Caritas’ integrated community development work in Asia. Our work is defined by the people’s own needs in agriculture, forestry, income-generating projects, and access to clean water, information and community health care. Such work benefits the economic and overall well-being of the people.

We work with partners in Nepal in South Asia, and Cambodia, Timor Leste and West Papua in South-East Asia, Afghanistan in Central Asia and Palestine in the Middle-East.

Our programmes address food security; small business development to assist family incomes; sustainable farming methods; business management and accounting; soil and water conservation and development, health clinics and training in health; education; clean drinking water; land rights; advocacy; environment and climate change, including adaptation and mitigation; and indigenous peoples rights.

Caritas also supports human rights efforts, inter-faith dialogue and peace building, local NGOs, community leadership, addressing gender imbalance, disaster risk reduction and movements for democratic change.

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust