Chiquito in his farm in Timor Leste. Photo: Tim Lam/Caritas Australia

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Children and families in Timor-Leste are going hungry – but you can help. This is your chance to have your donation matched towards making hunger history.

DOUBLE your donation this tax time

Children and families in Timor-Leste are going hungry – but you can help. This is your chance to have your donation matched towards making hunger history.

Search and rescue efforts in the aftermath of the devastating landslide in Papua New Guinea. Photo: Getty Images

Catastrophic landslide in Papua New Guinea

Hundreds are feared dead and thousands displaced after a devastating landslide struck a remote village in Papua New Guinea.

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Humanitarian crisis in Gaza

People in Gaza are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. Your support is needed now to help provide immediate basic needs.

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Antonio and Israel participate in spear throwing as part of a Grassroots Youth Engagement cultural activity. Photo credit: Tara Harvey for Caritas Australia.

Reconciliation Week

The 2024 theme, Now More Than Ever, reminds us that the fight for justice and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will – and must – continue.  


Be their partner in recovery, their partner in compassion

In the face of adversity - of conflict, of hunger, of disease, of crisis, or natural disaster - people do not lose their capability. They lose their resources, their connections, their voice and their ability to create meaningful, enduring change for themselves. You can be there for these people, standing alongside them in empathy and understanding, putting your compassion into action by helping provide access to what they have lost, helping them build a better future.

You can be a partner in their solution. A partner in compassion.

Priscilla inspects her drought-affected fields of millet next to her home in Hwange district, north-western Zimbabwe. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Priscilla's Story

Climate change continues to bring unprecedented challenges for people living in the most vulnerable and remote communities in Zimbabwe. Priscilla learnt conservation farming skills to grow drought-resistant crops and started poultry farming to support her family during the current food crisis. 

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Laxmi is now an advisor at her child's club, helping nurture the next generation of young leaders. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Laxmi's story

After losing her father at a young age, Laxmi was at risk of falling further into extreme poverty. But with the support of our partner Caritas Nepal, Laxmi joined a child's club, became a leader in her school and is now a mentor to other girls in her village.

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Shaniella is seen in a classroom at her Rural Training Centre near the capital Honiara, Solomon Islands. Photo: Neil Nuia/Caritas Australia

Shaniella's Story

Shaniella from the Solomon Islands was determined to forge a path out of poverty, moving away to a rural vocational school. With your support, she was able to overcome the challenges of natural disasters, and gain the skills she needs to create a brighter future for herself.

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Remote communities in Papua New Guinea devastated by landslide

29 May 24

Remote communities in Papua New Guinea have been devastated by a catastrophic landslide that struck the Enga province on 24 May, with hundreds feared dead. 

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Now More Than Ever: Reflecting on a visit to Grassroots Action Palmerston

28 May 24

Get to know more about the work of Grassroots Action Palmerston, our First Australian program partner in the Northern Territory. 

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Regional tensions push Lebanon to breaking point

24 May 24

With a local currency in free fall, fuel and other costs of living skyrocketing, a continuous influx of refugees adding to the already million in the country, the poverty rate effectively doubling and now the impacts of the war in Gaza seeing tens of thousands of displaced people from the south of the country, the people of Lebanon are in a constant state of suffering.

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Laudato Si' Week: Planting Seeds of Hope in our World

16 May 24

This year the theme of Laudato Si’ week centres around ‘seeds of hope’. We are called to consider how we can plant and nurture seeds to be the hope that the world needs

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Your Compassion in Action Autumn 2024 edition.
Your Compassion in Action Autumn 2024 edition.


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