Caritas is the relief and development organisation of the Catholic Church, working to promote the rights and equal worth of all people. In Sweden, Caritas is involved with local support to elderly and ill people, counselling on asylum issues, against human trafficking, volunteer action etc. Around the world, Caritas carries out humanitarian work in disaster areas and supports countries in their fight against poverty and oppression. Caritas Sweden is part of Caritas Internationalis, the international Caritas confederation that is one of the world's biggest development aid networks, bringing together just over 160 Catholic relief organisations in more than 200 countries.

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