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Celebrating biodiversity for World Environment Day

05 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’.… Continue reading

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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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  • Aboriginal elders connecting Western Sydney community

    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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  • Planning for the pandemic: how Caritas programs are moving toward stability

    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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  • “Everything is connected”: reading Laudato Si’ in unprecedented times

    16 May 2020   |   Blog

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  • Families, resilience and well-being during COVID-19 pandemic

    15 May 2020   |   Blog

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  • Upholding community dignity together in Cambodia

    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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  • On Earth Day 2020 we look at PNG communities building resilience to extreme weather events

    22 Apr 2020   |   Blog

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  • Caritas Bangladesh goes further for health in crisis

    20 Apr 2020   |   Blog

    Caritas Bangladesh is implementing stringent hygiene measures in Cox’ Bazaar in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The network has assumed its’ collective responsibility to ensure its’ global response leaves no one behind. They are going further together as a united front to protect these fragile communities from the impact of COVID-19 coronavirus.

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  • Rejoice in hope this Easter

    10 Apr 2020   |   Blog

    Easter is the annual festival and holiday revered by people all over the world and is filled with hope, joy and gestures of solidarity. For Christians, it is the holiest day on the liturgical calendar, commemorating the power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ and uniting the faithful, after a 40-day Lenten observance.

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  • Going Further, for a just world

    9 Apr 2020   |   Blog

    Caritas Australia is privileged to hold within its’ family, staff and volunteers who are ‘Going Further, Together’ to ignite the spirit of social justice in the community. Jim Curtain is the Diocesan Director in Melbourne and a highly valued member of the Caritas family.

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