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19 Jun 2020 | Blog
Aiya* lives with his parents in a refugee camp in northern Thailand, near the border with Myanmar. Aiya was born in the camp and it’s all he’s ever known.
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11 Jun 2020 | Blog
Jephas Tichapondwa says his initial challenge when COVID-19 hit Zimbabwe was helping people in rural communities to understand this new virus. “To many, coronavirus was a disease for the people in town and people in other countries,” Caritas Gokwe’s Program Manager says.
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6 Jun 2020 | Blog
Caritas Australia’s 2019 Women for the World speaker on life in lockdown in India.
Mungreiphy Shimray, or Shimray, as she is often called, says her Caritas India team has been besieged with calls for help from all over the country in recent months.
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5 Jun 2020 | Blog
On June 5 every year millions of people in more than 100 countries celebrate World Environment Day—the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting awareness and action for the environment. The theme this year for World Environment Day is ‘Celebrate Biodiversity’.
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25 May 2020 | Blog
In 2012, four Aboriginal elders in Western Sydney, founded the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation. Originally from other areas of NSW, their aim was to connect with families in the local community and to provide them with support and links to services they might need.
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19 May 2020 | Blog
After the initial shock generated by the global coronavirus pandemic, Caritas Australia and our in-country partners are adapting long-term responses to survive.
Here are some of the ways that your support is enabling Caritas Australia to complete its crucial education and support programs in three of the 23 countries we work in across the globe.
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16 May 2020 | Blog
Laudato Si’ week 2020 marks five years since the publication of Pope Francis’ encyclical on Care for our Common Home. To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the encyclical, Caritas Australia spoke with Head of Mission, Sister Jo Brady, to learn about the significance of the encyclical and its relevance today.
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15 May 2020 | Blog
Year round, the United Nations mark the International Day of Families. This annual day is held to raise awareness and educate about the value of family in social development. It is also a celebration of the richness and diversity of families, universal icons of solidarity.
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1 May 2020 | Blog
Caritas Australia and its partners are carrying out health promotion activities in 130 villages and 19 health centres in four provinces in Cambodia. They are principally focused on raising health awareness, distributing hygiene products and delivering WASH programs.
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22 Apr 2020 | Blog
On April 22, 1970, an incredible 20 million people took to the streets to protest oil spills, pollution, the loss of wilderness and the extinction of wildlife. This was the first Earth Day—a pivotal moment in the modern environmental movement, which has since grown into the largest civic event in the world. People around the world celebrate by planting trees, holding marches and picking up litter.
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Now I can bathe every day, the distance to collect water for the family has been drastically reduced.We now drink clean, safe water and diseases are no longer affecting us.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe