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Improving food security and women’s empowerment in Africa

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.

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Nguyet in Vietnam is inspiring others in her community through her achievements.
Photo Credit: Nguyen Minh Duc

Empowering girls around the world

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.

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Woman impacted by COVID-19 in Bangladesh
Photo Credit: Caritas Bangladesh

What does last night’s budget mean for Australian aid?

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.

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Tati on the veranda of the eco-tourism project long house taking an English lesson with other community members.
Photo Credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Recognising the value of education

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. 

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Afiron in Bangladesh
Credit: Caritas Bangladesh

Reaching out to the elderly around the world

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.

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Temperature checking Sustainable Livelihoods for Indigenous Communities in Dinajpur program (SLPID)
Photo Credit: Caritas Bangladesh

International Day of Peace

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.

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Caritas emergency relief in Beirut, Caritas Lebanon.

Recognising the work of local communities on International Day of Charity

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. 

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Chris Nolan, Caritas Australia.

Justice Animators Coming to Your Community!

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.

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COVID-19 humanitarian crisis deepens in Cox’s Bazar

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.

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Photo credits: Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS)

World Refugee Day - Getting an education in the Thai/Myanmar border refugee camps

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.

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On the front line of our COVID-19 response in Zimbabwe

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”

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Helping India’s most vulnerable people during COVID times.

06 Jun 20

Mungreiphy Shimray, or Shimray, as she is often called, says her Caritas India team has been besieged with calls for help from all over the country in recent months.

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Celebrating biodiversity for World Environment Day

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’.

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Aboriginal elders connecting Western Sydney community

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. 

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Photo: Caritas Australia

Planning for the pandemic: how Caritas programs are moving toward stability

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.

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“Everything is connected”: reading Laudato Si’ in unprecedented times

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.

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Families, resilience and well-being during COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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Hand washing in practice in Pursat province. Photo: EPDO/Caritas Australia.

Upholding community dignity together in Cambodia

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. 

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Photo: Cassandra Hill.

On Earth Day 2020 we look at PNG communities building resilience to extreme weather events

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. 

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Morning Prayer at school
Credit: Isabel Corthier/Caritas Internationalis, 2016
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Rejoice in hope this Easter

10 Apr 20

Easter is the annual festival and holiday revered by people all over the world and is filled with hope, joy and gestures of solidarity. For Christians, it is the holiest day on the liturgical calendar. 

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