2022 in review: a year of emergencies and conflict

2022 was a challenging year for vulnerable communities around the world. There was the war in Ukraine, which continues to affect millions, the crippling food crisis in Africa and the ongoing disasters brought on by climate change. 

When an emergency occurs, our partners on the ground are there to provide urgent relief to those who need it most. But this is only possible with the support of kind people like you.

In the last financial year, you helped reach 378,435 people experiencing humanitarian emergencies through Caritas Australia funding, and 999,031 people through joint appeals with Caritas Internationalis. With your support, we were able to respond to 34 emergencies in 23 countries.

Your kindness and generosity are the backbone of everything we do, and it helps us reach out to the most vulnerable and marginalised, so that they may have a brighter and better tomorrow.

Thank you for your kind and compassionate support. By donating to our emergency appeals, you have made a life-changing difference for people facing war, conflict, natural disasters and emergencies. 

Snapshot of your impact in 2022

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


Your generous support helped provide urgent humanitarian relief to families displaced by the ongoing war in Ukraine.


The current drought is the worst that Bute has ever experienced in his lifetime. Photo: Zacharias Abubeker/Caritas Australia


As millions across eastern Africa face another year of drought, your generosity helped provide urgent food, water and essential goods for families facing the prospect of famine. 


Flash flooding have devastated the lives of millions across Pakistan. Photo: Caritas Pakistan


Devastating floods struck Pakistan, India and Bangladesh this year. Your compassion means that our partners can respond to support those who were affected by the disasters.

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Caritas Tonga staff pre-positioning supplies. Photo credit: Caritas Tonga


With your support, our partners in Tonga were able to provide clean water, hygiene kits and other essentials to communities affected by the Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai underwater volcano eruption.


There’s still much more that needs to be done as we enter a new year. With your support, we can continue to provide lifesaving humanitarian aid to those who need it most.

The magnitude 5.6 earthquake caused significant damage to buildings. Photo: Laz Harfa

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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.