Caritas Asia is a Catholic Church Based organization. It is one of the seven Regions within the Caritas Internationalis Confederation and a part of it. It was started during the General Assembly of CI in 1999 in Rome. Caritas Asia Regional Secretariat was first based in India. Fr. Yvon Ambroise was the first Regional Coordinator selected. In 2005 Caritas Asia Secretariat moved to Nepal with the appointment of Mr. Josh Niraula as the Regional Coordinator. After the merger of Caritas Asia and Asia Partnership for Human Development (APHD), Caritas Asia Secretariat is based in Bangkok since 1st of April 2008.