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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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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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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. 

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The forgotten crisis: famine in the Horn of Africa

29 Apr 22

Protracted conflict, drought and food shortages - exacerbated by the Ukraine crisis - has led to disastrous levels of hunger and malnutrition, with an estimated 20 million people at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa.

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Cycle to End Poverty

23 Apr 22

Caritas Australia CEO Kirsty Robertson and Advancement Director Richard Landels will be cycling more than 900km over the next 9 days from Sydney to Melbourne to help break the cycle of poverty.

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Earth Day: Caring for our common home

22 Apr 22

Celebrated on 22 April every year, Earth Day is an opportunity for communities around the world to demonstrate their support and commitment towards environmental protection and preservation. 

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Caritas Australia mourns the tragic loss of colleagues in Caritas Ukraine’s Mariupol centre

12 Apr 22

It is with heavy hearts that Caritas Australia announces the recent loss of two Caritas Ukraine staff in the Mariupol centre, along with five other people who were sheltering at the office when it was struck by a Russian tank. 

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