What do we do when the crisis hits?

Our local roots mean that we are present before, during and after a crisis.

Distribution of water to the population affected by cyclone Rai in the Philippines.

The emergency response is guided by the humanitarian principles that state that we should help those in greatest need, regardless of ethnic, religious or other affiliation.

It is the local Caritas organizations that are first on the scene when a crisis strikes, and it is they who know best the social, economic and cultural conditions on the ground. This knowledge is necessary to ensure that emergency aid reaches those who need it most.

We work with distribution of food, cash, drinks, medicines, hygiene products, clothing and blankets, shelter, house repair, as well as psychosocial support and counseling.

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Young woman with baby in Venezuela