With Caritas Australia’s support, Margret’s school in the Solomon Islands was able to install eight large water tanks, and a rainwater harvesting system. Photo: Neil Nuia.

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You can provide vital relief to communities impacted by natural disasters, such as the current COVID-19 crisis in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Fiji. With your support, our partners on the ground can respond immediately when crises strike.

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Civil unrest in the Solomon Islands impacting vulnerable communities

Rose Clough, Caritas Australia’s Program Quality Coordinator for Solomon Islands, discusses the impact that the civil unrest will have on communities already struggling with poverty and inequality.

In Papua New Guinea, an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths has hospitals nearing at full capacity, as its health system also struggles to cope with the surge in cases. Fiji is also facing huge challenges brought about by COVID-19.

The Pacific region is also particularly vulnerable to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, floods, and other natural disasters. Many families lack access to adequate healthcare, clean water and sanitation, and when disasters strike, the steep cost of imported medical and emergency supplies puts some of the most marginalised people at risk.

We work with our partners on the ground to get food, clean water and first aid to communities as quickly as possible.

With your help, we can make sure that communities get the emergency supplies they need to survive, rebuild and recover from crises.


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

Caritas Australia team in Papua New Guinea unloads a container with PPE for frontline stuff. Photo: Caritas Australia PNG.

We're in a unique position to assist communities before, during and after emergencies. We work with local agencies throughout the world to provide emergency relief, and emergency preparation services. But we can only continue this work with the help of generous people like you.

With your help, more families in vulnerable communities around the world can learn how to reduce the impact of natural disasters on their lives, as well as be provided with essentials they need for survival: food, water, sanitation supplies and shelter.

Please give what you can so that children, women and men receive the vital supplies they need to prepare, survive, and rebuild.