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From left to right: Zeza (a staff member from the MDF), Francisco and Donna Elza (participants in the project), and Siobhan in a favela called 9 de Julho. Photo credit: Vincent Deely, MDF

Celebrating our journey in Brazil and Peru

21 Aug 18

In June, 2018, Caritas Australia's Manager, Africa & Latin America, Siobhan Jordan made the final official visit to our program partners in Brazil and Peru. Here she recalls her heartfelt farewell to a region that has made a lasting impact on her.

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Photo credit: Caritas India

Caritas network responds to Kerala floods

17 Aug 18

More than 100 people have died in monsoon floods in India’s southern state of Kerala; the worst flooding experienced in almost a century.

The recent floods have left an estimated 150,000 people displaced and many of those killed were crushed under debris caused by landslides.

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Photo credit: Mary Verghese

Women for the World: how a first-time fundraiser blasted her target

17 Aug 18

Hosting a Women for the World event is an easy, fun way to raise money for vulnerable women around the world. Just ask Mary!

First-time fundraiser Mary Verghese had faith that her Curry In a Hurry High Tea would be a success, and it certainly was. Starting out with a target of $700, in the end Mary and her generous guests managed to raise over $1300 to help empower women living in poverty.

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Photo credit: Tiffany McComsey, KBHAC

Healing through brotherhood

08 Aug 18

August 9 marks the United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the event’s 2018 theme is ‘Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement’.

Forced migration through systematic abductions and violent, state sanctioned removal of peoples from their land affects indigenous cultures around the world. Many First Australians have been forcibly removed from their land and country, with great trauma and pain caused as a result. The story of the Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) reflects the trauma many survivors have undergone and continue to go through in the years since being systematically kidnapped from their families. It also offers hope that healing is possible.

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Voices for Justice, 2016. Photo credit: Nicole Clements, Caritas Australia

Voices for Justice: Your chance to lobby politicians on Australian aid

08 Aug 18

Want to speak up for a fairer world for all and meet face-to-face with our politicians on Australian aid?

Come along to one of the best advocacy training events in Australia – Voices for Justice!

Voices for Justice brings together Christians from across the nation for four powerful days of action at Parliament House, Canberra. It’s run by the Micah Australia, a coalition of Christian agencies including Caritas Australia.

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Corpus Christi, Bateman. Photo credit: Caritas Australia

Around the Region: Western Australia and Northern Territory - Term 2

07 Aug 18

Our Justice Educators share and teach the work of Caritas and social justice each term to schools in their regions.

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Damage to a building in Lombok. Photo credit: Las Harfa

Caritas Network responds to Indonesia earthquake

06 Aug 18

Following the massive 6.9 magnitude earthquake which left at least 82 dead in Lombok, Indonesia on Sunday evening, Caritas Australia is working with its Indonesian partner agencies, Caritas Denpasar and Caritas Indonesia - Karina, to assess the extent of the emergency and needs on the ground.

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Photo credit: Caritas Australia

Small-scale farming success brings big life changes

26 Jul 18

Thirty-three year old Marta was struggling to meet her family’s needs. Married with four children, living in a rural village in Timor-Leste’s western Oecusse region, Marta felt trapped.

She and her husband worked hard as farmers but food was scarce and money was tight - and much to her distress, she could only send two of her four children to school.

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A big thank you to the students at Mount St Joseph, Milperra. Photo credit: Caritas Australia

Around the Region: New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory - Term 2

23 Jul 18

Our Justice Educators share and teach the work of Caritas and social justice each term to schools in their regions.

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Water Awareness Day at St. Joseph's, Tranmere. Photo credit: Caritas Australia

Around the Region: South Australia

23 Jul 18

Our Justice Educators share and teach the work of Caritas and social justice each term to schools in their regions.

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Photo credit: Caritas Australia

Empowering women around the world

19 Jul 18

Show your solidarity by joining women across Australia, standing with Women around the World, by hosting your own Women for the World event. 

The Women for the World event encourages people to stand in solidarity with women in poverty around the world. Women represent the greatest proportion of people experiencing extreme poverty around the world and are at greater risk of violence and human rights abuses. Many women remain marginalised and unable to participate fully in their societies.

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Photo credit: Cassandra Hill, Caritas Australia

Bougainville’s youth building their future

19 Jul 18

Bougainville’s young people are building sustainable livelihoods – and their country’s future.

Developing skills in cocoa production, brickmaking, literacy and financial literacy, they’re making up for lost time.

The small island, north-east of Papua New Guinea, was torn by conflict between 1988 and 1998. Up to 20,000 people were killed and the impact of is still being felt today. Many of Bougainville’s young people missed out on an education during these years.

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Photo credit: Caritas Australia

Around the Region: Victoria and Tasmania - Term 2

11 Jul 18

Our Justice Educators share and teach the work of Caritas and social justice each term to schools in their regions.

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Photo credit: Tommy Trenchard, Caritas Internationalis

Sharing the Journey with Rohingya Refugees

22 Jun 18

On the 27 of September 2017, Pope Francis began the Caritas ‘Share the Journey’ migration campaign, making the now recognisable ‘Reach Out’ gesture. 

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Richard Wainwright, Caritas Australia

Sharing the Journey with Syrian Refugees

15 Jun 18

On September 27, 2017, Pope Francis began the Caritas ‘Share the Journey’ migration campaign, making the now recognisable ‘Reach Out’ gesture.

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Caritas Guatemala staff. Photo credit: Ivan Palma, CRS

Caritas network responds after volcano erupts in Guatemala

08 Jun 18

The Caritas network is assisting with the emergency response in Guatemala after a volcano erupted on Sunday, 3 June.

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Noel and Adelia with the home that they were able to build with the support of Caritas Australia and Caritas Regional Chokwe. Photo credit: Caritas Australia

Through drought and flood

05 Jun 18

In Mozambique, drought and flood are caused by an ongoing El Niño pattern. It robs communities of food crops for months on end, while severe floods make land water-logged and untenable.

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Gumaroy Newman speaking during this year's smoking ceremony. Photo credit: Daniel Nour, Caritas Australia

Reconciliation Week 2018: Don’t Keep History a Mystery

03 Jun 18

During National Reconciliation Week, Caritas Australia reflected on Australian history, and also celebrated the innovation and leadership of our First Australian partners.

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Caritas staff on a recent monitoring visit to Nepal. Photo credit: Caritas Nepal

Nepal Earthquake: Stories of hope

21 May 18

Three years on from the Nepal Earthquake, we share stories of hope from people who were affected by the disaster.

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Caritas Nepal distributed tarpaulins to people impacted by the earthquake in the immediate aftermath. Photo credit: Caritas Nepal

Nepal Earthquake: Rebuilding three years on

17 May 18

This year marks the third anniversary of the 2015 Nepal earthquake. On April 25 2015, communities in Nepal experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by severe aftershocks and a second earthquake a fortnight later.

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