Canadian Ambassador to Jordan Peter McDougall inaugurated on Tuesday November 15, 2016 the new Caritas center in Mafraq Governorate, northeast Jordan, which was supported by the Canadian government through Caritas Canada.
The ambassador toured the new center which is spacious as it includes large rooms that are well equipped to provide better services to members of the local community, to the poor and the needy, as well as to refugees of various nationalities. He also met with a number of Jordanian families and refugees.
It is to be noted that Caritas is a Latin word means love. The first Caritas centrer was established in Freiburg-Germany in 1897, followed by other societies established in Switzerland in 1901 and USA in 1910.
Caritas Jordan is a humanitarian charity non- governmental organization that is affiliated with the Catholic Church. It has an international representation, handling social and humanitarian work. It was established in 1967 as a result of June war, responding to the humanitarian needs that emerged from the wars and the displacement of the Palestinian people to Jordan.
Caritas goals include helping the poor and the needy, developing self-potential of the needy to support their right in work and decent life, providing primary and secondary health services, in addition to providing services of maternity and child, helping refugees and victims of wars and disasters.
Source : Abouna.org