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17 May 2017 | Long-term Development | Women
With the 2017 events now underway, you can now watch the official film, featuring Sister Len from Cambodia's 'Seedling of Hope' program.… Continue reading
11 May 2017 | Media release | Long-term Development
Women for the World Canberra will be hosted by ABC Canberra radio reporter Louise Maher.
9 May 2017 | Media release
A fourth consecutive cut to the overseas aid program sees another $303.3 million taken from the poor.
4 May 2017 | Project Compassion
Already this year, Australians have donated close to 5 million dollars.
2 May 2017 | Media release | Food | Emergency Relief | Emergencies
Caritas Australia recently launched its Africa Emergency Appeal to raise life-saving funds for those in need.
20 Apr 2017 | Media release | Supporter action
Registrations are now open for Caritas Australia's "Trekking in Solidarity" fundraising adventure, which will be held over 13 days in November 2017.
24 Mar 2017 | Emergency Relief | Emergencies
Caritas Australia is in contact with Caritas Peru as the situation continues.
6 Mar 2017 | Emergency Relief
The South Sudan Council of Churches have released a powerful statement on the food crisis, labelling the famine man-made.
23 Feb 2017 | Emergency Relief
Caritas Australia is continuing to support the people of South Sudan in the wake of a famine being declared in parts of the country.
5 Jan 2017 | Media release | Emergency Relief
Caritas Australia and partners are assisting in the response to Typhoon Nina (Nock-Ten) in the Philippines.
27 Dec 2016 | Media release | Emergency Relief
Caritas Australia has pledged support for partners in the Philippines responding to the effects of Cyclone Nina (Nock-Ten).
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