Caritas International Belgium 

 

Who are we:

Caritas International Belgium is a Non Governmental Organisation, member of Caritas Internationalis, 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. What makes Caritas network unique is its ongoing presence in communities, before, during and after crisis situations. In Belgium, Caritas was founded in 1932 in order to centralise the catholic health and social initiatives for the poor. The first international action of our new born organisation was to shelter Basque children following the civil war in Spain. In 1949, Caritas started to support the refugees in Belgium. Soon afterwards our organisation began international assistance at the time of emergencies. In parallel, we supported micro-projects which, in time, also evolved into supports of structural programmes of development around the topic of food security, mainly in the Great Lakes region in Africa. 

 

The Department of International Cooperation:

In 2006, Caritas International Belgium was running or supporting projects in 57 countries, on the five continents for a total of about 10 million euros. Most of our activities are implemented by our local partners. Indeed, Caritas International Belgium develops and nurtures partnerships (subsidiarity principle) in priority with the local Caritas organisations. For long term involvement, Caritas International Belgium focuses on food security. Through its activities in that sector, Caritas Belgium aims also to consolidate the link between Relief, Rehabilitation and Development in order to improve the sustainability of its Relief and Rehabilitation interven­tions, and also to prevent food crisis or other disasters and to strengthen the resilience of the targeted communities (Disaster Risk Reduction / Preparedness). Further Caritas Belgium is always attentive to the following crosscutting issues: gender, participation, conflict sensitivity (Do not Harm), HIV/AIDS and environment. Caritas Belgium is particularly concerned with environment and climatic issues since it is widely recognised that climate change is, and will become more of a cause of disasters with increasing magnitude and intensity (floods, droughts, cyclones…). Therefore, environmentally friendly approaches are fostered in all the projects, especially in the food security projects.

 

Our Vision:

We wish for a world where peace, justice and solidarity reign. As long as there are wars, catastrophes and poverty, we wish that their victims are listened to and helped to rebuild their lives and restore their dignity. We think that every person must have access to food, drinking water and shelter. We also believe that everyone should be able to earn a living and should have access to healthcare and education. We think that resources and wealth must be distributed between the nations in a humanistic concern and the prospect for a sustainable development.It is illusory to think that a country or an organization can solve global problems. Only joining forces will make it possible to have long-term solutions.

 

Our mission:

Caritas International Belgium assists the victims of wars, natural disasters, migration and poverty. Whether the victims are taking refuge or are disaster victims in their own country, we provide material as well as non­material assistance. This assistance is done without distinction of nationality, gender, religious or philosophical convictions and political affiliation. Our only criteria: to support and reinforce the most vulnerable among the poorest in line with what the Gospel teaches us. The objective is to en­able them to become actors of their own development. In case of international crises, we take part in relief and rehabilitation programmes initi­ated by the Caritas international network. In countries known as L.A.C. (the Least Ad­vanced Countries), we initiate food security programmes enabling the most vulnerable people to (re)start their livelihood. In Belgium, we assist the refugees and other migrants who have recently arrived and we organise accommodation for them. We also seek human and structural solutions for the problems faced by the asylum seekers.

 

Our priorities:

 

·Humanitarian aid throughout the world.

·Reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes including disaster risk reduction components.

·Food security programmes. 

    

Caritas Belgium supports Caritas Maumere

There is a cooperation between Caritas Maumere and Caritas Belgium since 3 years. There are currently 3 projects:

  • Waste management
  • Community Based Disaster Management
  • Cocoa rehabilitation

 

Contact:

Mr. Joeri Leysen 

Asia Regional Office - Caritas International Belgium

122/11, 7th Floor, Soi Naksuwan. Nonsi Rd, Yanawa,Bangkok 10120, Thailand

Mobile: 089-125 78 57

j.leysen@caritasint.be

 

 

Caritas International Belgium

Liefdadigheidstraat - 43 Rue de la charité

1000 Brussels

Belgium

 

 

 

News/Berita 


HIV-AIDS 

Labuan Bajo 
Workshop
16 & 17 October 2017
Training of Facilitators
18 & 19 October 2017
Community Event
20 October 2017

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Report Eco Flores Conference IV 
October 2015 Ruteng, Manggarai

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Brosur Eco Flores Bahasa Indonesia 



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Connected at
Platform Indonesia untuk Pencegahan 
dan Pengelolaan Limbah 
Indonesian Platform for Prevention and 
Management of Waste
Cross-sector stakeholder connection

Eco Flores is represented 
by Marta Muslin Tulis


    
            
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Flores Homestay Network mentioned in
                     
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Video impression Eco Flores Conference IV

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Eco Flores Ambassador USA:
Kornelya Wells-Agus
kornelyawells@aol.com

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Eco Flores online brochure
               

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Eco Flores Conference IV
15-17 October 2015
Ruteng, Manggarai

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Tentative program 
Eco Flores Conference IV
15-17 October 2015
Ruteng, Manggarai

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September 2015 -
Komodo Eagle logo for 
collaborations Flores and
USA



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March 2015 - 
established multi-stakeholder 
collaboration for capacity 
building and connecting 
Lembata to the network 
Eco Floresta



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Connecting for education

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"When you visit Indonesia please 
contribute to our environment 
by using a refillable water bottle"


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Responsible Tourism
Flores is listed on the 



Eco Flores contributes with 
the development 




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Eco Flores Newsletter 2014
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Follow us on Facebook

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‘What is the right type of tourism 

development for 

Flores’s sustainable future?’ 


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Report Eco Flores Conference III
16 to 18 October 2014
Maumere, Sikka


Print version available on request

nina@ecoflores.org


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Progress for sustainability 


Eco Flores initiated 
a multi-stakeholder meeting to take place 
on 9 December 2014 
at Ministry of Tourism Indonesia with the goal : 
To establish a shared vision about What is the 
right type of tourism development for 
Flores’s sustainable future? and 
To initiate stakeholder collaboration for 
Collective Impact. 
Participating organisations: 
Ayo Indonesia - Burung Indonesia - DMO - 
Eco Flores Foundation - Indecon - ReefCheck - 
SwissContact - Yayasan Komodo Kita 
Wetlands Indonesia - WWF

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Are you planning to visit Flores ?

Please read and share - 
You can support development of 
Flores Mountainbike Trail

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WORKSHOP 
14 to 17 July in Leda, Ruteng
for info:
nina@ecoflores.org 



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Green Indonesia 
workshops May 2014

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Temporary Website

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Newsletter December 2013

Link

 

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From 26 to 29 September 2012 

we hosted the first Eco Flores  

Congress in Labuan Bajo

 

 

Report on Eco Flores Congress 2012

 

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About Eco Flores Congress 2012 

and how Eco Flores evolved video

 

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Participants at Eco Flores Congress I 

and their commitment

 

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New Zealand Flores

Collaboration

Australia Flores

Collaboration 

 

Netherlands Flores

Collaboration