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Caritas responds to Philippines volcanic eruptions

15 Jan 2020   |   Blog

The Caritas Network is on the ground in Quezon Province in the Philippines following a series of volcanic eruptions which have the potential to affect half a million people, according to United Nations.… Continue reading

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  • Confronting the past to find community and healing

    9 Jan 2020   |   Blog

    Like many of us, Uncles Willie Leslie and Harold Harrison value family and community. After all, they were no older than twelve years old when they were forcibly removed from their childhood homes. Uncle Harold remembers the last time he saw his mother: she was lying down on the bed with a blanket over her as they took him away. “A piece of her died that night,” he says.

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  • Women farmers reaping new rewards

    22 Dec 2019   |   Blog

    For the farmers of rural Nepal, the rhythms and patterns of nature ensure the productivity and survival of their community. Planting season and the periodic flooding of plains precedes a plentiful harvest, sunshine allows plants to grow and even the smallest creatures: bugs, spiders and crickets, are essential to the wellbeing of the crops.

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  • Seeds of hope in West-Timor

    18 Dec 2019   |   Blog

    The dry plains of West-Timor, a province of Indonesia, can be a hostile place to make a living. Though parts of the island are lush with forest, a prolonged El Nino has caused drought, with analysis of long-term rainfall data for the last 100 showing a strong overall decrease in rainfall.

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  • Voices for Justice Conference

    18 Dec 2019   |   Blog

    This December, over 200 Australians and 15 Pacific Church and community leaders gathered at Parliament House in Canberra. We met with our nation’s politicians to share our support for Australia’s aid program and discuss what the Pacific Step Up means for Pacific peoples.

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  • Angela Hart - Celebrating Success

    17 Dec 2019   |   Blog

    Angela Hart is celebrating an amazing 25 years of service as Diocesan Director for the Archdiocese of Adelaide. She is grateful for the privilege of working for Caritas as she readies herself for retirement at the end of the year.

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  • Our Future Fund – December update

    16 Dec 2019   |   Blog

    An update on the work Caritas Australia has done for 2019 on the environment. When we found out that our Future Fund was investing in fossil fuels, we felt we had to act. So we helped create a joint campaign, driven by a growing alliance, that’s calling for our Future Fund to be invested responsibly.

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  • DRC – Ebola virus

    16 Dec 2019   |   Blog

    Twenty-two year old, Shukuru Lubung Esther was among 52 young people who recently took part in Ebola virus awareness training in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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  • Kiribati and Sea Level Rise: How Mangroves Help

    13 Dec 2019   |   Blog

    Teruabine Anna Nuariki, climate activist and Caritas partner from Kiribati Climate Action Network, has presented at COP25 for a second time, speaking of innovative climate adaptations happening in her island nation of Kiribati. (This is blog 2 of 2 in a series on Anna's experience at COP25. After you've read this, )

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  • Caritas Youth's Winning Edge

    12 Dec 2019   |   Blog

    Meet Bella, a student at Santa Sabina College, who has just won a national short film competition run by Caritas Australia. Bella is a role-model to other students and we commend her on her wonderful work. She creatively crafted the Caritas vision with a youthful focus in her winning short film.

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  • Salma’s story

    10 Dec 2019   |   Blog

    Salma lives with her husband, Masud, in the rural community of Gazipur, two hours from Bangladesh’s bustling capital.

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