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2 Nov 2018 | Blog
The life of 55 year old, Umi, was changed forever, when her entire neighbourhood was flattened by a mudflow caused by a masive earthquake that struck the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia on 28th September, 2018.
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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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6 Aug 2018 | Blog | Emergency Relief
A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the region of Lombok on Sunday 5 August.
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21 Apr 2016 | Blog | Emergency Relief
One year ago, a massive earthquake hit Nepal, leaving almost one third of the country’s population in need of humanitarian assistance. Thiramaya Garti Chetri is 103 years old and lives in Sindhupalchowk, a district 100km from Kathmandu. On the day of the earthquake she was lying down alone in front her house on a mat and her daughter was working in the field.
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24 Jul 2015 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Despite all she has been through, the devastating Nepal earthquakes have strengthened Kamala's resolve to lead her family and provide an education for her daughters.
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20 May 2015 | Blog | Emergency Relief
When the second earthquake struck Nepal just last week, things changed dramatically. There was this sense that “this wasn’t going to happen again,” and it did. At a time when there was already so much recovery to be done, the second quake only heightened people’s anxieties and sense of fear. Thankfully, Caritas has been able to continue delivering emergency assistance to communities hard hit, providing thousands of people with the support they vitally need throughout these difficult times.
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20 Mar 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development | Emergency Relief
On 12 January 2010, an earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince. Thousands of people died and many buildings collapsed. In March 2013, Melville Fernandez, Group Leader of Caritas Australia’s Humanitarian Emergencies Group, caught up with Denis, a local man who now has a new house to call home.
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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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2 Feb 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
On 12 January 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck a few miles outside the capital of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
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20 Sep 2011 | Blog | Asia | Emergency Relief
A strong earthquake shook areas of India, Nepal and Bangladesh on Sunday night, 18 September. The epicentre of the 6.8-magnitude quake is in Sikkim, India, an area not far from the border with Nepal.
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