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Vannak's Story

09 Dec 19

When Vannak left school at 15 to support his family he felt a sense of hopelessness and knew that he could end up in a youth gang. The Youth Empowerment Project, run by Caritas Australia’s partner, Youth for Peace, gave Vannak a whole new sense of direction.

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Sr Louise McKeogh: Acting for peace and justice to build a world of hope

04 Dec 19

Sr Louise McKeogh has contributed her love and compassion as Diocesan Director and Social Justice Coordinator for the Parramatta diocese, since 2012. Along this journey, Sr Louise has been guided by a strong sense of service and passion for justice.

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Teruabine Anna Nuariki amongst the mangroves in Kiribati. Credit: Zhi Yan

Teruabine Anna Nuariki from Kiribati attends COP25

04 Dec 19

Teruabine Anna Nuariki from Kiribati Climate Action Network is attending COP25, happening now in Madrid. Anna has delivered an incredibly powerful speech at a press conference, representing her people and the concerns of thousands who call the Pacific their home.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Breaking Barriers and Opening Doors

03 Dec 19

Today marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities an annual observance established by the United Nations in 1992. On this day the rights and well-being of people living with a disability are commemorated. 

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Planting seeds of hope in Samoa. Credit: Karen Anaya.

Seeds of Hope: Caritas State of the Environment Report 2019

28 Nov 19

The State of the Environment for Oceania Report 2019 has been released by Caritas Australia. It’s a collaborative production between Caritas Australia’s sister agencies in Oceania, Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea. The stories woven throughout the report, amplify voices of youth, scientists, Indigenous people and those close to the land. As the climate emergency in Oceania escalates, Caritas is calling for urgent, coordinated climate action.

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Universal Children’s Day

19 Nov 19

20 November 2019 marks Universal Children’s Day a celebration of the international rights of the child and a call for peace. Universal Children’s Day is an opportunity for communities to come together to improve child welfare worldwide.

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Locals carry the sick away from the site of disaster. Photo: Caritas Bangladesh.

Caritas responds to Cyclone Bulbul: Strong winds, swift support in Bangladesh

19 Nov 19

The Caritas network is on the ground providing emergency relief and support in the aftermath of Cyclone Bulbul, which made landfall in West Bengal on November 9th, causing significant damage.

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Story of Caritas volunteer Jamie Jing

05 Nov 19

Jamie Jing is Caritas Australia’s talented volunteer graphic designer. 24-year-old Jamie, who is originally from China, completed International Politics for her bachelor degree in China and is also completing a Master of Design at UNSW.

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Lachlan Brannan Shaves his Head for Climate

31 Oct 19

“When I started learning about climate change in school, I found out how droughts, floods and increased storm activity affect the livelihoods of people all over the world,” We spoke to Lachlan Brannan – a South Australian university student fighting for climate justice.

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The winter is especially challenging for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Photo: Jean Khoury, Caritas Lebanon.

Syrian Conflict: Jordan and Lebanon

29 Oct 19

Since the escalation of violence in Syria in March 2011, 5 million Syrians have been displaced from the country and 6 million are internally displaced. With more than 13 million people in need of assistance, the conflict has caused untold suffering for Syrian men, women and children.

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Standing with Communities: Before, During and After Emergencies

24 Oct 19

Caritas Australia provides emergency response, resilience and recovery programs in 22 countries throughout the world. This support empowers people who are living in crisis, conflict or the aftermath of disasters, to gradually rebuild their lives.

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Celebrating Success: Caritas Nepal turns 30

23 Oct 19

This year Caritas Nepal is celebrating its 30th anniversary of walking alongside the people of Nepal helping them face humanitarian crises, social injustice and poverty for a more prosperous and resilient future.

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Nepal Earthquake Recovery Program

23 Oct 19

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, killing 8,800 people, injuring over 22,000 and destroying in excess of 6,000 homes. This was accompanied by a severe aftershock a fortnight later on 12 May. 

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Three Indigenous Australian children walk towards their home. Photo Credit: Danielle Lyonne, Caritas Australia.

Anti-Poverty Week 2019

17 Oct 19

Approximately 3% of Australians (700,000 people) experience poverty. People living in single parent families, the unemployed, disabled, Indigenous Australians and children living in jobless households are especially at risk of entrenched poverty.

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Women for the World: Empowering Women through Wellness

15 Oct 19

Sabina Sulovsky is the face behind Project Mamma - a health, fitness and wellness program for busy women and mothers. As part of her support for Women for the World, she kindly donated 3 Transformation Well-being packages worth $1,999 each. 

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Young mother (20) with two little daughters. Her husband was lost in the war. Photo credit: Alexandra Wey, Caritas Switzerland.

The Syrian Conflict

15 Oct 19

Since the Turkish military operation commenced in the afternoon of 9 October 2019, there have been continuing reports of intense shelling and airstrikes along the north-east Syrian border.

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Meet Megan Bourke, Social Justice Educator. Photo credit: Caritas Australia

International teacher’s day

03 Oct 19

Saturday 5 October marks International Teacher’s day, celebrating the success of teachers throughout the world, creating a bright future for students. The day also affirms the importance of recruiting the best young talent, retaining their expertise and inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

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Shimray on Scheduled Tribes

26 Sep 19

I've come to Australia for the Women for the World event. 

I really am grateful to Caritas Australia for having invited me here. This is a wonderful event, particularly for women.

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Empowering women to walk in solidarity

24 Sep 19

Caritas Australia has been celebrating its annual Women for the World campaign. This momentous celebration of female empowerment is uniting women in solidarity across Australia. Luncheons have been held in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. 

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Celebrating our Women Humanitarians

19 Aug 19

Eleanor Trinchera is Caritas Australia’s Program Coordinator, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines. She has had a colourful career in the 10 years she has worked for Caritas, witnessing many crises faced by the countries she oversees but most importantly, the resilience and determination of the communities she works with.

Today, on World Humanitarian Day, we asked her about her experiences.

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