Caritas Humanitarian Aid & Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS) is the umbrella body for overseas humanitarian aid by the Archdiocese of Singapore. CHARIS is a member of Caritas Singapore and was launched on 20 August 2010 by His Grace, Archbishop Nicholas Chia. CHARIS was ratified as full member of Caritas Internationalis during the Caritas Internationalis General Assembly on May 2019.
Humanitarian situations cover natural disasters and other adverse circumstances faced by the poor and needy, especially in developing countries in the region. Aid provided by CHARIS includes funding, medical aid and volunteers for immediate relief as well as the long-term support of those displaced and in need.
To coordinate the Archdiocesan response to disasters and humanitarian needs in fulfilment of the Church’s social mission.
Our vision is to be the Catholic hub and model for proactive and timely humanitarian response in Asia and beyond.
For more information about CHARIS, visit our website http://charis-singapore.org