Other recent blog entries
19 Nov 2019 | Blog
The Caritas network is on the ground providing emergency relief and support in the aftermath of Cyclone Bulbul, which made landfall in West Bengal on November 9th, causing significant damage.
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28 Apr 2016 | Blog | Project Compassion | Emergency Relief
Last year during Project Compassion, we were privileged to have Eric and Ma from Fiji visit to share how the Tutu Rural Training program has helped them. One year later, Tropical Cyclone Winston, one of the biggest cyclones to ever hit the Southern hemisphere devastated communities across Fiji. Here, Eric and Ma share their heartbreaking experience of the cyclone with us.
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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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1 Oct 2015 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Bal Bahadur Budhathoki is 96 years old and has experienced two of the biggest earthquakes in the history of Nepal. Caritas Nepal staff met him during a visit to Thokarpa, where he animatedly shared his memories of the 1934 earthquake with us.
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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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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.
Tags: natural disaster, reconstruction, typhoon haiyan, emergency response, shel | No comments
2 Apr 2014 | Blog | Project Compassion
Today we’re announcing a competition for all our musically talented supporters based on our Solomon Islands Project Compassion story!
Tags: natural disaster, Martina, Solomon Islands, competition, song | 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
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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