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Millions facing extreme hunger in Africa

Drought and conflict have left over 14 million people facing extreme hunger. We must act now. 

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Humanitarian Crisis In Ukraine Deepens

We are working with Caritas partners on the ground and in neighbouring countries to provide food, water, shelter, medical care and protection for the most vulnerable.   

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Millions at risk in Afghanistan

The situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated rapidly, with economic downturn, long-term drought and a brutal winter leaving millions in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

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The people of Tonga are struggling to recover from the devastating volcano eruption, tsunami and ashfall. With your support, we can respond quickly to the changing needs of communities affected by natural disasters and crises in Tonga.

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As the Catholic Church's international aid and development agency, Caritas Australia works hand in hand with the most marginalised communities in Australia and overseas, to confront the challenges of poverty. Through locally-led programs, we work with all people, with shared hope and compassion, towards a world where all can thrive and reach their full potential. 

Through partnerships with local organisations and Church networks, and as a member of Caritas Internationalis, one of the largest humanitarian networks in the world, we are able to reach where the need is greatest and work together for a just future. 

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