As the international aid and development agency of the Australian Catholic Church, we are driven by social justice and the dignity of every person. We work with local communities in Australia and overseas, listening to concerns, assessing needs and working with partners on locally-led development programs. With hope, support and compassion at the core of what we do, we work towards a world where all people may thrive.
Working together for justice and dignity. Walking together in hope. Building together a thriving future for all.
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We connect young Australians in Catholic schools with the Caritas Australia mission to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Our engagement team produces extensive educational and creative online resources for teachers and students.
We believe a better world is possible. We work alongside communities to tackle the root causes of poverty through development, relief and advocacy work. Together, we believe in building lasting change.
“The Christian mission has only one focus: to change individuals' lives so they can change the world.”
On World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 26 September, we are called on to remember those displaced by conflict and persecution around the world - and to consider how we can offer practical support to our neighbours around the world.
The Philippines is experiencing a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, as the country battles its fourth wave of the pandemic.
Lebanon has reached boiling point due to an enduring a series of crises that have been escalating over the past 18 months. Today, the population faces a dire humanitarian crisis, with the country rapidly running out of power, water, fuel, medicine and food.
The situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, with decades of political and civil unrest, drought and economic instability leaving a devastating toll on a country that now faces even more uncertainty.