Current Caritas Network Responses
Refugee Crisis- Bangladesh
The Caritas network is responding to the refugee crisis in Bangladesh.
Since late August, more than 600,000 people, most of whom identify as Rohingya, have crossed the Myanmar border.
Caritas has been responding to the immediate needs of this devastating humanitarian crisis by providing essential food items such as dal, salt, sugar and cooking oil, as well as basic cooking utensils. So far, Caritas Bangladesh has supported over 305,000 individuals.
Your donation to the Caritas Asia Emergency Appeal will help to respond to the escalating immediate and ongoing needs of this devastating humanitarian crisis by providing food, non-food items, shelter, clean water, mobile health clinics and sanitation facilities.
Floods across South Asia
Since the beginning of August, 2017, severe monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding across the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan. The disaster has affected over 40 million people, with an estimated 1,300 deaths.
The floods destroyed crops, homes, schools, health facilities, with many people living in shelters and relief camps. The rains are predicted to continue until October.
150,000 people are currently being assisted by the Caritas Internationalis network. The network is providing support and assistance through food, WASH, shelter, livelihoods, health and protection/psychosocial support.
How you can help
Your donation to the Asia Emergency Appeal will enable Caritas Australia to provide immediate assistance to communities affected by these emergencies, as well as long-term reconstruction.
Donate to Asia Emergency Appeal to assist communities in need. Donations $2 and over are tax deductable.
Caritas Australia works hard to keep administration costs low and ensure your donation has maximum impact. For more information view our annual reports or contact us on 1800 024 413.
*Donations to the Asia Emergency Appeal will be used for humanitarian emergency response activities in the Asia region where communities may be affected by natural disasters such as cyclones, earthquakes or drought, or man-made disasters such as conflict, famine, displaced populations or industrial accidents. Beyond that, funds may be used to help rebuild homes and communities, to re-establish livelihoods, and to help communities prepare for future disasters.