Address: Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria, Plot 459 Cadastral Zone B2, Durumi, Abuja, Nigeria
Telephone: +234 80 3709 9291 / +234 81 1394 2132
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Caritas Nigeria -also known as Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN)- is the official relief and development arm of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria. Since its formal registration in 2010, it has successfully implemented several development interventions supported by diverse stakeholders ranging from governments, United Nations agencies, Caritas Confederation members, philanthropists, international aid agencies, and other faith-based organisations. In line with its vision of “a harmonious environment where everyone enjoys fullness of life”, Caritas Nigeria beneficiaries are selected based on need, regardless of religion, ethnicity or political affiliations.

Since its formal registration, Caritas Nigeria has reached millions of direct beneficiaries from interventions on its priority areas, such as Emergency Response & Humanitarian Services (reaching internally displaced persons and refugees); Health & HIV/AIDS interventions –including support to orphans and vulnerable children; Agriculture & Livelihoods support to vulnerable households (Food Security); Good Governance programs – on election observations, budget monitoring and citizens’ education; Institutional Capacity Strengthening; Anti-Human Trafficking and Forced Migration – including services to returnees; widows, unemployed youths, amongst others in hard-to-reach communities across Nigeria and overseas in solidarity and Institutional Development & Capacity Strengthening (ICS).

With regard to capacity building, Caritas Nigeria is the only organisation successfully offering the APMG accredited PMD-Pro training & certification in Nigeria and indeed West Africa. So far, the Caritas Nigeria Institutional Capacity Strengthening programme has assiduously trained and built capacities of thousands of health facility staff in rural communities, local partners in dioceses and over 500 development professionals in the country. Moreover, Caritas Nigeria is currently developing the National Data Repository (NDR) that supports the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) with an archive of the performance of every health facility providing HIV services in the country.

Caritas Nigeria’s country offices are in Abuja with two regional offices in Makurdi (Benue State) and Sokoto State and sub-offices in Lagos, Edo and Kebbi States. Nonetheless, there are also 56 local (diocesan) JDP/Caritas offices spread across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, making it easier for Caritas Nigeria to reach those most in need in hard-to-reach and underserved communities.

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