Other recent blog entries
8 May 2014 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Knowing how important shelter is in the aftermath of a huge disaster, Caritas is working with families and communities to provide quick and inexpensive ways to build emergency shelter as they start to rebuild what the typhoon destroyed.
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23 Aug 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Imagine being scared that you and your four children would be kicked out of your apartment because you couldn’t pay rent. And that the reason you couldn’t pay rent is that you’ve fled from a civil war after your husband has been killed, and you can’t work because you need to look after your children. This is the daily reality for Mervatte, a Syrian refugee in Jordan.
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4 Jul 2013 | Blog | Emergency Relief
Since the start of the conflict in Syria, over 1.7 million people have fled to neighbouring countries. Lebanon has received the largest number of refugees in the region. Suitable accommodation has long since run out in the small country, and the refugees must find anywhere they can for shelter. Here are the stories of two Syrian refugees, Khatar and Hoda -
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13 May 2013 | Blog | Long-term Development | Emergency Relief
Five years after Cyclone Nargis, as the local people still struggle to recover their livelihoods, they tell that gradually their lives and community are getting better and returning to normal.
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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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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