A family in the rubble following the Morocco earthquake. Photo: Caritas Morocco

Your support is needed

Your urgent support today can provide immediate aid and relief to communities impacted by emergencies.

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.

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.

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We are currently supporting emergencies in

Ayoyo is a volunteer complaints officer who supports her community in southern Ethiopia. Photo: Zacharias Abubeker/Caritas Australia


  • Food crisis in Africa
  • Displacement crisis in Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo
Refugee camp at Cox's Bazaar. Credit: Eleanor Trinchera, Caritas Australia.


  • Rohingya refugee crisis in Cox's Bazar
Displaced people in Ukraine. Photo: Caritas Network


  • Humanitarian support to refugees from Ukraine 
Caritas Syria staff assessing earthquake damage in Hama, Syria. Photo: Caritas Syria

The Middle East

  • Earthquake response in Turkiye and Syria
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