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Food crisis plunges communities into famine

Millions across Africa are facing extreme levels of hunger and malnutrition, as the region's food insecurity is worsened by the impact of the Ukraine conflict.

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A volunteer working at the Kitchen for the Homeless in Kyiv in 2021. Photo: Caritas Spes, Ukraine.

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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A young girl in Afghanistan studies. The remoteness of the village is a big problem, having in the past prevented many children from attending school. Photo: Stefanie Glinski for CRS.

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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Tonga needs your support

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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Caritas Australia is Compassion in Action

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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For more than 55 years, Caritas Australia has been working with vulnerable communities around the world to forge a path out of poverty. 

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Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with partners in India and Bangladesh after devastating flooding

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Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of India and Bangladesh in the wake of the worst monsoonal floods in recent history. Dozens have died and millions of homes left inundated across the countries, leaving over 9.5 million stranded, without food and extremely vulnerable. 

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World Refugee Day: a record 100 million people now forcibly displaced

20 Jun 22

The number of displaced people worldwide has surpassed 100 million for the first time, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other conflicts across the world. 

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Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Nigeria

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Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Nigeria after the devastating attack on St Francis Xavier Church in Owo this past Pentecost Sunday. 

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