07 Sep 17
Since 2009, Caritas Australia has funded the Empowering People with Disabilities program. Run by the Sustainable Rural Development Centre (SRD) in Vietnam, thousands of people living with disabilities have accessed their vital services.
04 Sep 17
In 2015 and 2016, El Nino caused widespread drought and frost across Papua New Guinea. An estimated 2.4 million were people affected, with approximately 480,000 of those impacted by severe food shortages.
01 Sep 17
Floods and landslides have displaced almost 350,000 people, with 140 reported dead, according to Executive Director of Caritas Nepal, Fr Silas Bogati. Women and children are particularly affected, with many unable to feed their children as the agricultural sector has been devastated by flooding and landslides.
23 Aug 17
The Vatican has released a message from Pope Francis in the lead-up to World Day of Migrants and Refugees this Sunday 27 August.
15 Aug 17
Caritas Australia’s CEO, Paul O’Callaghan has expressed his condolences and acknowledged the enormous contribution of William “Bill” Byrne to Caritas, particularly in its earliest beginnings.
13 Aug 17
This September, women around Australia will be standing in solidarity with women across the world facing poverty and injustice.
08 Aug 17
In 2017 the theme of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is ‘10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’.
04 Aug 17
The relationship between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Caritas Australia is going from strength to strength, with the Rugby League team and Caritas Australia’s Sr Ivy Khoury meeting to discuss the current food crisis in East Africa.
03 Aug 17
We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported Project Compassion this year! We are proud to reveal that together we raised $11 million this campaign, which had the theme of 'Love your Neighbour'.
12 Jul 17
In Cambodia, where 74,000 people are living with HIV, the social stigma connected to this disease is still strong. But through innovative partnerships like the ‘Seedling of Hope’ program, women are overcoming feelings of shame to become confident entrepreneurs.
06 Jul 17
Quiet and humble, Doney has turned her life and around – along with the fortunes of her remote village in Malawi, Southern Africa, even as most of her country is suffering chronic food shortages.
26 Jun 17
News last week that South Sudan has been declared famine free by the United Nations is a positive step forward in the ongoing food crisis across East Africa, though the situation there is still critical.
20 Jun 17
In acknowledgement of World Refugee Day (June 20), we share this global ecumenical statement, which Caritas Internationalis is one of 21 signatory groups involved.
19 Jun 17
Nine years ago, Altabanu, a Bangladeshi woman, was living in a leaky bamboo hut and barely able to provide for herself or her children.
07 Jun 17
Various Caritas Australia partner agencies in Timor-Leste and members from one of our First Australians partner agencies, Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation, are currently involved in a Programs Exchange in Timor-Leste.
01 Jun 17
Seventeen year old Alice has a daughter, Janifer, who is nearly two years old. Alice is pregnant with her second child.
"My husband and I are day labourers. We normally work on the land and then get paid in cash or kind (food) but now there is no work for us because of the drought. My mother-in-law is supporting us but she too has a hard time. We only eat when there is food and that’s not every day."
30 May 17
In solidarity with women facing the challenging effects of poverty and in the month when Australia celebrates its mothers, over 500 women have come together to stand in solidarity with the world’s poor by attending our Women for the World events.
29 May 17
Caritas Australia's Content Specialist, Daniel Nour recently went to Israel and the Palestinian territories. During his trip, Daniel visited the Caritas Jerusalem office to learn more about their work and he has shared his experience with us.
27 May 17
On the 20th Anniversary of the Bringing Them Home Report we encourage all Australians to make new efforts to engage with the challenging national history of the Stolen Generations.