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19 Mar 2012 | Blog | Emergency Relief
“The situation is bad,” said Fatima*. She had arrived from Syria into Lebanon that morning with five of her seven children. They’d fled from Kosayr, a suburb of Homs that’s currently undergoing heavy shelling as fighting continues between the government and opposition forces. By Patrick Nicholson, Caritas Internationalis.
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14 Mar 2012 | Blog | Long-term Development
On 22 March every year, we celebrate the UN-declared World Water Day – which focuses on the importance of freshwater for sustainable development. In light of this important day, we have great news to share
Tags: international aid, Poverty relief, water | No comments
12 Mar 2012 | Blog | Emergencies
In March 2011, one of the worst earthquakes in recent memory triggered a massive tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan. The tidal wave killed thousands of people and destroyed huge swaths of seaside towns.
With funds from Caritas Australia and Caritas agencies worldwide, the Caritas network is helping in the recovery effort. Laura Sheahen from Caritas Internationalis spoke with survivor, Sakuma Kaname
Tags: fundraising, natural disaster, international aid, Emergency, caritas inter | No comments
18 Sep 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Caritas is once again providing support to families who have been affected by this year's devastating floods in Sindh and northern Punjab, Pakistan. Flooding caused by heavy monsoonal rains this August and September are now affecting 5.3 million people across the regions.
Tags: international aid, humanitarian aid, flooding, Relief, Emergency | No comments
5 Sep 2011 | Blog | Long-term Development
In his seventies, Mussie Sala moves with ease among the lush green fruit trees and broad-leafed cornstalks of his farm. It is a plot, really—just six-tenths of an acre—but a plot that is flourishing amid the rapidly browning landscape of Ethiopia. It's a godsend garden for a farmer who has seen enough lean years in his seven decades to know how special this oasis of green really is.
Tags: famine, international aid, humanitarian aid, Horn of Africa, Ethiopia | No comments
16 Aug 2011 | Blog | Food | Emergency Relief
The faces of those from longtime Caritas partner Hararghe Catholic Secretariat are familiar to many in eastern Ethiopia. HCS reaches more than two million people with projects ranging from water and sanitation efforts to safety net programs built around food distributions to people in need. A failed, short rainy season earlier this year meant farmers like Sedo and millions of others in Ethiopia lost their first food harvest.
Tags: famine, help, international aid, food crisis, Horn of Africa | No comments
15 Aug 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Joanne Thomas, Program Coordinator for Caritas Australia's Humanitarian Emergency Group, speaks of the current situation affecting millions in East Africa's drought and food crisis.
Tags: East Africa Crisis Appeal, famine, international aid, Kenya, food crisis | No comments
10 Aug 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
An elder in the village of Togo Wuchale, a dusty half hour drive from the town of Jijiga, Kan summarises the problems facing his community, “The drought affects us in two ways – our people and our livestock,” Kan said. “There is no rain at all so we don’t have anything to eat.”
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9 Aug 2011 | Blog | Emergency Relief
The Turkana district of northern Kenya is where human life began. The fact that human life has been sustained here for hundreds of thousands of years points to a fertile land capable of producing food. So, what has changed? In a word: climate.
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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