Destruction in Haiti after 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Photo: Catholic Relief Services

Your support is needed

Your urgent support today can provide immediate aid and relief to communities impacted by emergencies, like the earthquake in Haiti, which has killed over 1,900 people and caused widespread destruction.

We are there before, during and after an emergency

With your support, our local partners on the ground can respond when an emergency strikes.

Caritas agencies distributing emergency supplies in Ukraine in early 2022. Photo Caritas Germany.
Many buildings were destroyed by the magnitude 5.6 earthquake. Photo: Laz Harfa

Global network of partners

Caritas Australia is part of one of the world's largest humanitarian networks, Caritas Internationalis.


In an emergency, rapid response is crucial. Without urgent assistance, communities hit by pandemics and disasters are vulnerable to hunger, disease and even loss of life.

After a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the south of Haiti, at least 2,200 lives have been lost and more than 12,700 injured. 

  • Over 75,000 families affected by the quake in Haiti. 
  • At least 137,000 homes destroyed and another 46,000 damaged
  • Immediate and urgent need for food, water, shelter, hygiene kits and first aid on the ground.

Around the world, COVID-19 has impacted some of the world's most marginalised communities – including our neighbours in Papua New Guinea and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Many of these communities already face the daily challenges of forced displacement, extreme poverty and inadequate health care.  

We work in partnership with local organisations and Church networks to supply urgent hygiene kits, Personal Protective Equipment, sanitation, prevention education and cash assistance to communities in need. Using our local networks, we are able to reach as many people as possible, including those living in the most remote and marginalised communities. 

This urgent relief work can only happen with your help. Your donation today can help support emergency response efforts in the most vulnerable communities around the world.

Please donate today

We are currently supporting emergencies in

Aerial view of flood damage in Dili. Credit Machel Silveira CRS.


  • Floods in Bangladesh and India
  • Philippines Typhoon
  • Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox's Bazar
Caritas Australia staff unloads containers with PPE. Photo: Caritas Australia PNG.

The Pacific

  • Volcano and tsunami eruption and recovery in Tonga
Olivia reads with her husband Thomas inside their home in Tanzania, Photo: August Lucky


  • Food crisis in Africa
Distributing food relief supplies in the aftermath of the Lebanon port explosion.

The Middle East

  • Emergency aid following Beirut explosion in Lebanon
  • COVID-19 prevention
A teddy sits among the wreckage of the Palu Earthquake and Tsunami, Sulawesi, Indonesia 2018. Photo credit: Maria Josephine Wijiastuti, CRS, 2018

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When emergencies hit, we support partners on the ground with

Food, water and emergency shelter

Hygiene and sanitation kits

Medication and health services

Trauma support

Where does my donation go?

The funds raised through this appeal will be used to provide immediate and longer-term humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises.

Where this is not possible, the funds will be used to provide immediate and longer-term development and humanitarian assistance to communities affected by crises. If any excess funds remain after a crisis, or if there are changes in circumstances beyond our control that limit our ability to use the funds, they are kept in the Emergency Response Appeal so that we can respond to ongoing development needs and future crises across all our regions.