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15 Oct 2019 | Blog
Since the Turkish military operation commenced in the afternoon of 9 October 2019, there have been continuing reports of intense shelling and airstrikes along the north-east Syrian border. Tens of thousands of civilians have fled from the fighting.… Continue reading
Tags: Emergency Appeal, Turkey, Aleppo, Civil War, conflict | No comments
5 Aug 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
2013 NAIDOC Person of the Year Darryl Kickett speaks with Bianca Cruse about his passion for working to achieve equality between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, his experience of the Red Dust Healing program, and his belief in a better tomorrow.
Tags: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, First Australians Program, Red Dust Healing, NAIDOC | No comments
24 Jun 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
Starting today, Gary Bonney and Acacia Armstrong will be embarking on a Western Australian road trip to bring awareness to constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Tags: roadtrip, Walk As One, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Indigenous rights | No comments
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.”
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Caritas Australia is the international aid and development organisation of the Catholic Church in Australia. We are a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and the Church Agencies Network. We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (ABN 90 970 605 069) with charity status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.