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23 Dec 2018 | Blog
At least 220 people have been killed and 843 people injured on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra when a tsunami struck areas around the Sunda Strait late on Saturday following a sub-sea landslide caused by a volcanic eruption.
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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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18 Sep 2018 | Blog
“Yolanda and Emerita share their fears after the Typhoon Mangkhut devastated their homes and crops."
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24 Dec 2017 | Blog | Emergencies
Caritas Philippines (NASSA) is coordinating and closely monitoring needs assessment and urgent relief across various Philippines Dioceses, through it's Emergency Operations Center.
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20 Jun 2016 | Blog | Focus | Emergency Relief | Asia
When the Nepal earthquake hit in late April, 2015, Rita Majhi’s house in Chandanimandan was destroyed. Almost a year later, hardship struck Rita again.
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20 Apr 2016 | Blog | Emergency Relief
I travelled with members of the Archdiocesan Disaster Relief Team to visit affected communities hit hard by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Despite the visit taking place 3 weeks after Cyclone Winston tore through villages, the scenes of Armageddon remain. Trees were standing like matchsticks completely bare of leaves or snapped in half by the force of the storm.
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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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7 Jul 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
"I cannot see a family in need and not open my arms and my heart to them. If I have nothing material to give them, I am still here and able to give them love. The most important thing is to share love.” - Sister Micheline
That’s the kind of thinking that has motivated Sister Micheline to open her arms and her heart to help care for Syrian children affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria.
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8 May 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
One of the strongest tropical cyclones to ever make landfall, Typhoon Haiyan captured the attention of the world. Six months on we remind ourselves of the strength, hope and resilience of the Filipino people, and touch on our work that was only possible through the generous support of the Australian community.
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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