Caritas Switzerland


Caritas Switzerland is a nongovernmental agency and member of Caritas Internationalis. Caritas Switzerland operates in the region East Africa/Horn and runs country offices in Nairobi (Kenya), Hargeisa (Somaliland) and Torit (South Sudan).

Caritas Switzerland helps people in need in Switzerland and worldwide in more than 40 countries. Together with the network of Regional Caritas Organisations, Caritas Switzerland gets actively involved where people in wealthy Switzerland are affected by poverty: families, single parents, the unemployed, the working poor. Caritas organises volunteer support and looks after asylum seekers and refugees. Globally, Caritas provides emergency relief in disasters and helps with reconstruction. Development cooperation helps people to help themselves, in such areas as food security, water, the environment, human rights and education for children and adults.

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