15 Oct 20
In Africa, villagers are facing increasing food insecurity, and rural women are some of the hardest hit. As part of the International Day of Rural Women this year, we are highlighting how women’s empowerment plays a vital role in increasing their food security.
11 Oct 20
On the International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, we celebrate girls around the world and support them as they strive for equality, economic and social change.
07 Oct 20
Last night, the government announced that Australia will increase economic support for COVID-19 response and recovery in the Pacific region by $304.7 million over the next two years.
05 Oct 20
This World Teachers’ Day, Caritas Australia celebrates the many teachers around the world who bring hope to the next generation through education and mentorship.
01 Oct 20
On International Day of Older Persons, Caritas Australia would like to pay tribute to older people involved in its programs around the world, like Afiron in Bangladesh, who is 100 years old.
21 Sep 20
“Shaping Peace Together” is the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace, on September 21. This year, the United Nations has called on communities globally to work together to fight a new common enemy – COVID-19.
03 Sep 20
On the International Day of Charity, Caritas Australia is highlighting the importance of working with local communities to enable them to become the architects of their own development.
12 Aug 20
Through presentations, interactive workshops and questions and answers sessions, our team of Social and Ecological Justice Animators bring life to the mission and goals of Caritas Australia within the community.
26 Jun 20
There is no respite for over 1.3 million people needing humanitarian assistance in the densely populated Cox’s Bazar. On the back of Cyclone Amphan’s wrath, an imposing monsoonal season and the threat posed by COVID-19, the community is facing a triple threat and a catastrophic humanitarian crisis.
19 Jun 20
Aiya is one of over 93,000 people, mostly from the Karen or Karenni ethnic groups, who live in nine camps along the border, who have endured decades of displacement, after fleeing widespread conflict in Myanmar.
11 Jun 20
Jephas Tichapondwa says his initial challenge when COVID-19 hit Zimbabwe was helping people in rural communities to understand this new virus. “To many, coronavirus was a disease for the people in town and people in other countries”
06 Jun 20
05 Jun 20
On June 5 every year millions of people in more than 100 countries celebrate World Environment Day. The theme this year for World Environment Day is ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’.
25 May 20
In 2012, four Aboriginal elders in Western Sydney, founded the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation to connect with families in the local community and to provide them with support.
19 May 20
After the initial shock generated by the global coronavirus pandemic, Caritas Australia and our in-country partners are adapting long-term responses to survive.
16 May 20
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the encyclical, Laudato Si', Caritas Australia spoke with Head of Mission, Sister Jo Brady, to learn about its relevance today.
15 May 20
Every year, the United Nations mark the International Day of Families. This annual day is held to raise awareness and educate about the value of family in social development.
01 May 20
Caritas Australia and its partners are carrying out health promotion activities in 130 villages and 19 health centres in four provinces in Cambodia. They are principally focused on raising health awareness, distributing hygiene products and delivering WASH programs.
22 Apr 20
On April 22, 1970, an incredible 20 million people took to the streets to protest oil spills, pollution, the loss of wilderness and the extinction of wildlife. This was the first Earth Day—a pivotal moment in the modern environmental movement, which has since grown into the largest civic event in the world.