Since the creation of Caritas Internationalis – the international Caritas network with more than 160 members - in 1951, Caritas Luxembourg has considerably developed its international activities.
Today, Caritas Luxembourg's dedicated work across the world involves alleviating the effects of injustice, misery and poverty, and preventing these in the medium and long term.
Projects in about 10 countries
Caritas Luxembourg is active in helping people in need in about 10 countries of the world, regardless of their religion, skin colour, political convictions, gender, race, social status or age. The responses offered always prioritise a sustainable approach, and include urgent humanitarian aid, development cooperation and advocacy in favour of a fairer and more equitable world for everyone.
Caritas Luxembourg is able to help all these disadvantaged people thanks to the assistance of its many local partners who work on its behalf with populations in need. Caritas Luxembourg also has its own offices in certain countries. Such is the case in Laos, Mali, South Sudan and Moldavia.
Hunger continues to devastate South Sudan. In the region where Caritas Luxembourg is based, almost half the population is currently experiencing acute food insecurity.
Caritas Luxembourg firmly condemns the terrorist act by Hamas and the hostage-taking of innocent people, and reiterates the importance of respecting international humanitarian law, which guarantees the protection of civilians during armed conflicts.
The Caritas network is mobilised to help people in Morocco, Libya and Greece.
On this 19 August, World Humanitarian Day, we have a special thought for all those who make it possible for Caritas humanitarian aid to reach people in need of assistance.