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Hope from crisis: Lebanon two months after the Beirut explosion

18 Nov 20

More than two months after the explosion that tore through Beirut, killing over 100 people, wounding over 5000 and leaving over 300,000 homeless, the Caritas network, through your support, is on the ground responding to ongoing and urgent needs.

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DRC faces multiple threats, amidst fears of first COVID-19 era famine

12 Nov 20

Caritas Australia’s Africa Program Co-ordinator reflects on two decades of work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its current situation with COVID-19, Ebola outbreaks and the looming food crisis.

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Typhoon Goni wreaks havoc across Manide indigenous lands in the Philippines

11 Nov 20

Typhoon Goni struck Luzon Island in the Philippines last week – the world’s strongest storm this year killing at least 20 people and affecting over 400,000 people, many of whom remain in evacuation centres over a week later.

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Christmas Gifts that make a difference

10 Nov 20

This year has been a tough one for all of us. But sometimes, if you’re able to bring hope to others, it can also make you feel more hopeful. And what better time to spread hope than in the season of giving?

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NAIDOC Week 2020 – November 8-15

09 Nov 20

As we mark NAIDOC Week 2020, Caritas Australia would like to pay tribute to the work of its partner organisation, Red Dust Healing. This year’s theme, ‘Always Was, Always Will Be’ recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.

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Martina lives in the Quelicai municipality in Timor-Leste with her 8 children. Martina separated from her husband due to violence in the home and sought refuge at a women’s shelter.
Photo Credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Sustainable Development Goals: How to change the world

17 Oct 20

The Sustainable Development Goals were developed by the United Nations to provide a roadmap for global development until 2030. Today, on World Development Information Day, we’re taking a deep dive into goal 5 – gender equality.

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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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