Caritas - Niger
Caritas Internationalis is a confederation of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories. Caritas provides a beacon of hope for tens of millions of women, men and children in times of hardship and contributes to the development of social justice in times of peace. In Niger, Caritas (known locally as CADEV Niger) works with a number of international humanitarian organisations to assist the poor and needy. Programmes focus on emergency assistance, rehabilitation of refugees and prisoners, development, the provision of medicines and HIV/AIDS prevention work.