Other recent blog entries
16 Sep 2018 | Blog
Farmland, roads, bridges and electricity have all been damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut. In the Philippines, Caritas is already responding to the families in need.
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11 Oct 2015 | Blog | Emergency Relief
The largest storm ever recorded, Super Typhoon Haiyan left a trail of widespread destruction across the archipelago in November 2013. Haiyan destroyed the home of Gloria, a single mother of three and a rice farmer in Palo, Leyte. Gloria recently met Patrick Makenen, Caritas Australia’s Southeast Asia Program Officer:
Tags: typhoon haiyan, disaster risk reduction | No comments
11 Sep 2015 | Blog | Long-term Development
Rusi is from the Nukui community in Fiji. Over the last 30 years, he has seen the ocean creep closer to his community, with homes and gardens closest to the ocean being flooded. Together with the People's Community Network, we are working to help the community reduce the impact of an uncertain future.
Tags: climate, disaster risk reduction | No comments
7 Jun 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development
Ever imagined a village that could be 10 hours drive from the nearest airport? There may be such a village in the remotest parts of the Amazon rainforest, or even on PNG’s Kokoda trail, but surely not in Indonesia? Caritas Australia’s LNGO partner Pansos Bodronoyo was determined to show me just how remote our program reached, even if it meant 10 hours sitting in a car.
Tags: disaster risk reduction, water | No comments
30 May 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development | Emergency Relief
"That phone was our lifeline in the years after Nargis," says Mr Shne Nay Lin Aung, president of the Village Disaster Management Committee in Tayoke Kone, Burma. He explained the many ways in which having access to telephones has been useful to the community.
Tags: disaster risk reduction, technology, Cyclone Nargis | 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
12 Oct 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development | Pacific
Stephanie Lalor, Caritas Australia’s Pacific Programs Co-ordinator, shares her experience of the Disaster Risk Reduction activities that one village in Tonga is undertaking.
Tags: disaster risk reduction, natural disaster, DRR, Pacific Islands, Tonga | No comments
21 Aug 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
The government of Cambodia has awarded a medal to Caritas Cambodia and to supporting Caritas members who responded to severe flooding in 2011. The medal will be given to Caritas by the country’s prime minister. Update from Caritas Internationalis.
Tags: caritas, disaster risk reduction, natural disaster, Emergency relief, sust | No comments
10 Aug 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
On Monday August 6, a series of Philippines’ cities were placed on red alert as a Typhoon Saola fuelled a southwest monsoon causing incessant rains across the region. We hear from Caritas Australia’s own Kath Rosic, Program Coordinator Indonesia & Philippines.
Tags: disaster risk reduction, caritas, flooding, Emergency relief, floods | No comments
3 Aug 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
School age children are especially vulnerable in emergency situations. In 2010, a unique program was created for Indigenous communities. Caritas Australia’s Adam Elliott, Program Manager Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, tells us more.
Tags: natural disaster, flood, education, school, disaster risk reduction | No comments
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