The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Where we work


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.


In Cambodia we have a five-year programme which supports indigenous people to improve their farming techniques, adapt their crops to a changing climate, and protect their forests against illegal logging.


Caritas supports non-formal education of farmers and helps remote communities resist the negative impacts of mining in their area. Caritas is also helping the Commission for Justice and Development (CJD) in Fiji with their long-term goal of creating a Caritas Fiji.

Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador & Nicaragua

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


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.


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


We support expectiong and new mothers in West Bank 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.


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


We work with rural communities to develop sustainable and climate-resilient livelihoods in the Philippines. This country is particularly vulnerable to typhoons and Caritas provides emergency relief when they hit.

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 have been working with our partners in South Sudan to provide emergency supplies and improve food security and access to fresh water for the thousands of people who have been displaced by civil conflict. In recent months famine has been announced in some areas of South Sudan making the situation even more difficult. 


Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war in 2011 we have been providing Syrians with emergency assistance.

Timor Leste

In Timor Leste we focus on building capacity for livelihoods and women's enterprise.


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.


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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