What is Caritas Jerusalem - Our History - Caritas Jerusalem is a Jerusalem-based humanitarian/developmental organization that represents the socio-pastoral services of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land. It was founded in 1967 in the aftermath of the Six Day War to respond to the emergency created by Israel's occupation of Palestinian towns and villages of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem. Over the years, Caritas Jerusalem has grown and assumed increasing responsibilities, both in terms of its program base and operational capability.
Our Affiliation - Caritas Jerusalem is a member of Caritas Internationalis (CI). CI is a confederation of 162 separate Caritas organizations operating in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.