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

Project Compassion

This Lent come together with thousands of Australian schools, parishes and supporters to raise funds for people living in some of the most vulnerable communities across the world. 

The destroyed Cathedral of Iskenderun. Photo: Caritas network.

Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

Support devastated communities in Turkey and Syria as they work to recover and rebuild after catastrophic earthquakes. 

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Tanya and her son, Nikita, are among the many refugees who have fled the war in Ukraine. Photo: Philipp Spalek/Caritas Germany

Ukraine Crisis - One Year On

Your support can provide food, hygiene kits, clean water, fuel to heat their homes, psychological support and emergency shelter to vulnerable families facing conflict, violence and disaster. 

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Laxmi teaching in her Youth Group in Nepal. Photo Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Hear the stories of Project Compassion

Hear the stories of Laxmi in Nepal, Tereesa in Australia, Priscilla in Zimbabwe and Thu in Vietnam. 

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A child being checked for malnourishment at a clinic in Somalia. Photo: Miriam Donoghue / Trocaire, Caritas Ireland.

Millions facing extreme hunger in Africa

Drought and conflict have left record numbers of people in the Horn of Africa in urgent need of humanitarian aid.

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Become a Regular Giver

Become a Caritas Neighbour and help provide ongoing support to vulnerable communities around the world.

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Get creative and host your own fundraiser to help vulnerable communities overcome poverty.

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Leave a Legacy of Love

Include a gift in your Will to create a legacy of support that can help communities for generations to come. 

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Donate to an emergency

Provide immediate support to communities impacted by emergencies and natural disasters.

Emergency Appeals

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. 

Working together for justice and dignity. Building together a thriving future for all.

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Compassion in Action

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 families impacted by Tropical Cyclone Freddy

23 Mar 23

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar after Cyclone Freddy,  one of the deadliest and long-lived tropical cyclones to have ever been recorded in Southern Africa.

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Schools and parishes across Australia raise funds for Project Compassion

16 Mar 23

Since the launch of Project Compassion in February, thousands of supporters have come together to raise funds for people living in some of the most vulnerable communities worldwide.

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How you can support survivors of the Turkey-Syria Earthquake

06 Mar 23

The generosity of Caritas Australia supporters has already helped raise $1 million through the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal. But there are still many families who need immediate humanitarian support. Here is how you can help. 

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Ukraine’s year of displacement and devastation

03 Mar 23

After twelve months of conflict in Ukraine, the toll on civilians has been catastrophic. Thousands have been killed, many more injured, millions forced to flee, and homes and vital infrastructure have been destroyed.  

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