Other recent blog entries
29 Sep 2018 | Blog
Caritas Australia and our partners are monitoring the impact of the earthquake which hit Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28th September 2018.
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1 Sep 2017 | Blog | Emergencies
Floods and landslides have displaced almost 350,000 people, with 140 reported dead, according to Executive Director of Caritas Nepal, Fr Silas Bogati.
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26 Jun 2017 | Blog | Emergency Relief | Emergencies
Your support is helping provide life-saving food and water to those impacted by the crisis.
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8 Jun 2016 | Blog | Long-term Development | Emergency Relief
In April, Caritas Internationalis’ Michelle Hough visited Sindhupalchok, Nepal, a year after the devastating earthquake. Here is her account of the water crisis facing the community in the aftermath of the disaster.
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11 Feb 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Caritas Australia's CEO, Paul O’Callaghan, reflects on his recent visit to communities devastated by super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines: "Though I have visited the Philippines many times before, the experience this week was a special one."
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13 Dec 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
One month since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, you can see its impact from the moment you land on Leyte island. The roof of Tacloban airport has been blown off. The baggage carousel has been washed away, leaving only its ripped base underneath. The runway is covered in patches of standing water, with wood and corrugated iron swept to one side so that planes can land.
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14 Nov 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
An International Caritas Humanitarian Team is in the worst hit areas of Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The team have linked up with local parishes and Caritas staff in Tacloban and Ormoc.
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19 Aug 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Today - World Humanitarian Day - is a time to recognise those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. Melville Fernandez, Caritas Australia’s, Group Leader, Humanitarian Emergencies Group, took some time to reflect on the day which is a global celebration of people helping people.
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10 Jan 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
On 12 January 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Laura Bruce, Program Coordinator, Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian and Emergencies Group, assesses our impact three years on.
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20 Dec 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) emergency response experts know the importance of a decent night’s sleep as survivors try to cope after a disaster. Sleeping kits and blankets were part of CRS’ first distribution after Typhoon Bopha hit the Philippines. By Jennifer Hardy, CRS Communications Officer.
Tags: CRS, Mindanao, Typhoon Bopha, disaster, Emergency relief | 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.”
- Thandolwayo, Zimbabwe