We take an integrated approach in its development work – aiming to combat poverty, to support people who are excluded and to care for our common home.
It works alongside and in solidarity with the more than 800 million people who still live below the poverty line, whether they live in poor countries or rich ones.
To Caritas, development means building a world in which we all live without fear of hunger and injustice, peacefully co-existing, providing for ourselves and protecting our planet. We focus on the root causes and multiple effects of poverty and on bringing the empowered voices of communities into the political process.
In this spirit, Caritas is pleased to have participated in the open and collaborative process out of which a new development agenda was born in September 2015. Known as the Sustainable Development Goals – or SDGs – the 17 goals and 169 targets, are ambitious and challenging. But, they are also offer hope.
While the SDGs are a follow on to the “unfinished business” of the Millennium Development Goals of the last 15 years, they now apply universally to every country and go further in pledging that no person will be left behind. They put the dignity of the human person at the heart of their vision in the same way as does the Laudato Si’ Encyclical of Pope Francis.
Caritas will work through its members worldwide to bring a visible difference to the success of the SDGs and to the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable people.
What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?
Pope Francis, Laudato Si’
Our Tenth Anniversary and still expanding our network.
Arua Projects -this is a place holder text Uganda has always given a special concern to humanitarian assistance campaigns as Uganda suffers from regular flooding and drought which significantly impacts its agriculturally reliant economy. Their work improves access to water and sanitation, provides seed banks in case of failed crops, and emboldens sustainable agricultural to help farmers undertake agro-forestry.
One million Ugandans are living with HIV/AIDS and another 1 million are orphans as a result of the disease. Though there has been a drop in the prevalence rate from 19 percent in the early 1990s to below 7 percent thanks to the campaign against the virus in the country. Caritas’s education and awareness campaigns, coupled with a partnership with CRS, provides care and treatment through 18 medical facilities to people living with the virus.
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