Overview

Caritas international

Solidarity Worldwide

The International Department of Caritas Germany – within Germany called "Caritas international" – performs the international relief work of Germany’s largest Catholic welfare organisation.

International Aid

Relief for People in Need Worldwide

The International Department of Caritas Germany provides disaster relief on a global scale together with a closely knit network of 162 independent national Catholic welfare associations. more

International Aid

Long-Term Disaster Aid

Wherever there are wars, earthquakes, epidemics, floods or storms, Caritas Germany helps people who are affected by these disasters worldwide. We work closely with local Caritas organisations to provide the best relief possible for each situation. more


Focus

What does Caritas do for refugees in Germany?

Aufnahme eines Asylbewerbers in einem Asylbewerberheim durch einen Mitarbeiter der Caritas / Deutscher Caritasverband / KNA

Aufnahme eines Asylbewerbers in einem Asylbewerberheim durch einen Mitarbeiter der Caritas / Deutscher Caritasverband / KNA

Caritas is there for everyone who needs special protection and support. This includes people who have been forced to flee their homelands. Caritas offers these people help, represents their interest in the world of politics and in the public sphere, and works towards a peaceful and open society. more

Insights

A worldwide band of solidarity in refugee relief

Ein älterer Mann und ein kleiner Junge in einem Zelt. / Caritas international/Christian Laas

Ein älterer Mann und ein kleiner Junge in einem Zelt. / Caritas international/Christian Laas

Caritas is a global, cross-border solidarity movement, and this is most apparent in its refugee relief. Caritas supports people in flight in their local regions, in neighbouring and transit countries and in Germany. more


International Aid

How You Can Help

It is your support that enables us to work where people are dependent on the help and solidarity of others. Your trust confirms our belief that our strategy – effective help so others can help themselves – is the right strategy everywhere in the world. more

International Aid

The Principles and Guidelines of Our International Work

Caritas gets involved wherever people are faced with hardship and are unable to manage after an emergency or disaster without help from outside. more


International Aid

Transparency Creates Trust

Caritas Germany was awarded the German Central Institute for Social Affairs (DZI) seal of approval for donations. In 2014, our administration and publicity costs amounted to 8.75 %. This is ranked as low – the best DZI ranking. more