Donate for Emergency Relief

Humanitarian aid saves lives in times of disaster.

Caritas is a world leader in emergency responses

Earthquakes, floods, famine, conflict, droughts, storms can strike anywhere, anytime, and impact the poor and vulnerable hardest. Donating to Caritas Australia’s Emergency Response Appeal and Emergency Appeals ensures your money gets to those who need it most, as fast as possible. We coordinate with the international Caritas network and our partners on the ground to bring emergency relief in the form of food, clean water, emergency shelter, hygiene kits and cash assistance. We share our resources and technical expertise to help communities receive long-term support to recover and rebuild stronger.

Can I donate goods?

Unrequested goods such as clothes or tinned food block valuable space at ports and airports and can prevent vital aid getting through. Cash is fast, flexible, and is used to meet the immediate and changing needs of those affected. With cash, goods can be purchased locally, supporting business, the local economy and keeping people employed. 

Find out more about how to donate responsibly below.

Emergency Action Alliance

Caritas Australia is a founding member of the Emergency Action Alliance. By combining our capacity with 15 other leading humanitarian organisations we can turn the care and passion of our supporters into a targeted response to international emergencies. This allows us to help more people in their greatest moment of need.

Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations (CANDO)

Caritas Australia is a member of the Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations (CAN DO) consortium, a group of eight Australia-based humanitarian church agencies that work together to build the resilience of communities, strengthen the capacity of local partners, and enhance our ability as agencies to respond to disasters, especially in the Pacific. 

The members of the CAN DO consortium are Caritas Australia, the Australian Lutheran World Service, Act for Peace, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia, Anglican Board of Mission, Anglican Overseas Aid, Transform Aid International (TAI) and UnitingWorld.