Other recent blog entries
19 Feb 2017 | Blog | Long-term Development | Emergency Relief | Emergencies
Today we reflect on the hope and resilience shown by the Fijian people in the year since Tropical Cyclone Winston.
Tags: anniversary, Cyclone Winston, Fiji | No comments
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.
Tags: Emergency relief, Nepal earthquake, Nepal, anniversary | No comments
13 May 2016 | Blog | Emergency Relief
In April, Bishop Peter Stasiuk visited Nepal as part of a global Caritas confederation event to mark the one year anniversary of the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquakes. After meeting communities in Nepal affected by the disaster, he reflects on the ‘Good Friday problem’ in our world today.
Tags: anniversary, Nepal earthquake | No comments
9 Jul 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Three years ago today was a time of cautious rejoicing – South Sudan had gained its independence, and the world’s newest nation was born. Now the situation is a stark contrast to this hope and optimism. There is unrest throughout the country, and hundreds of thousands of people are displaced, fleeing from conflict.
Tags: anniversary, conflict, South Sudan | No comments
11 Apr 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
This year we remember one of the worst genocides our lifetimes and the hundreds of thousands of women, men and children who lost their lives in the violence that engulfed Rwanda just twenty years ago.
Tags: Rwanda, anniversary, humanitarian emergency | No comments
13 May 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development | Emergency Relief
Five years after Cyclone Nargis, as the local people still struggle to recover their livelihoods, they tell that gradually their lives and community are getting better and returning to normal.
Tags: anniversary, Cyclone Nargis, shelter, education | No comments
6 May 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development | Emergency Relief
In May 2008, Cyclone Nargis devastated communities in Burma/Myanmar. Rosemary, the Emergency Coordinator of Karuna Myanmar Social Services (KMSS), talks about some of the activities the communities are undertaking to better prepare for any future disasters.
Tags: disaster risk reduction, anniversary, Cyclone Nargis | No comments
30 Nov 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
November 2012 marks the one year anniversary of AusAID's East Africa dollar-for-dollar initiative, which enabled Caritas Australia to support four lifesaving programs across Kenya and Ethiopia. Caritas Australia’s Group Leader of the Humanitarian Emergency Group, Melville Fernandez has just visited one of the $4$ Caritas projects in Kenya where he had a taste of what it's like for our humanitarian workers who face security risks on a daily basis. Melville reflects on his experience and what Caritas Australia has achieved in the past year through the support of Australians.
Tags: East Africa Crisis Appeal, anniversary, aid workers, East Africa, Dollar f | No comments
1 Aug 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development | Project Compassion
“Thank you. Now I can see that our lives are getting better” – Flabiana, Project Compassion 2012. Cornelio Ase from Caritas Australia’s Partnership program in Timor Leste spoke with Flabiana to find out how her life has changed since Caritas Australia.
Tags: Caritas Australia, stories, anniversary, Women and development, sustainabl | No comments
26 Jul 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Still in recovery after two straight years of devastating flooding, millions of people across Pakistan are again threatened with widespread displacement as the latest monsoon season takes effect.
Tags: natural disaster, flooding, anniversary, disaster risk reduction, Emergenc | 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