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12 Nov 2020 | Blog
Caritas Australia’s Africa Program Co-ordinator reflects on two decades of work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its current situation
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3 Sep 2020 | Blog
On the International Day of Charity, Caritas Australia is highlighting the importance of working with local communities to enable them to become the architects of their own development.
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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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8 Apr 2015 | Blog | Long-term Development
Lulu Mitshabu was born and raised in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), then called Zaire. Now living in Australia with her family, she continues to try to bring about change for women and girls in this dangerous country.
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5 Jun 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
If the youngest among Lulu Mitshabu’s six girls complain about doing it tough, she barely needs to open her mouth, since her oldest daughter usually gets in before her. “She says to them, ‘You have no idea’ because she is the most affected of all of them. She remembers us running,” she said.
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15 May 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
“They come haggard, exhausted and desperate,” said Taylor Kakala, communications officer for Caritas Goma. “These men, women and children fled in panic, leaving with nothing.”
They’re coming from the Masisi region in North Kivu, a troubled part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to the safer towns of Sake and Goma. They’ve fled under machine gun fire, forced to run as rockets and mortars fell on their homes. By Patrick Nicholson, Caritas Internationalis.
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7 Dec 2011 | Blog | Supporter action
Caritas Australia is one of 600 international member organisations of the Publish What You Pay (PWYP) campaign. This campaign is a global network of civil society organisations united in their call for oil, gas and mining revenues to improve the lives of ordinary citizens in resource-rich countries.
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