The Catholic Agency for Justice, Peace and Development

Emergency response

Caritas advocates for justice and peace in response to conflict situations, including in the Middle East, and provides input to New Zealand’s legislative response to emergencies. This is grounded in our humanitarian relief work.

New Zealand’s legislative response to emergencies

Caritas is advocating for the adoption of international Sphere standards, which guide our humanitarian response to international emergencies. We discussed this with Parliament’s Regulations Select Committee who are undertaking a review of New Zealand’s legislative response to emergencies, and also made a submission


Holy Land

Caritas promotes peace with justice for all peoples in the Holy Land - both in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.


Peace in the Middle East

Caritas has commented on legislation concerning New Zealanders who travel to the Middle East to join the conflict with or against ISIS, including making a submission about the issue.

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