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3 Sep 2018 | Women | Long-term Development
"Women are the backbone of their families, workplaces and communities."
17 May 2018 | Emergencies | Long-term Development
Caritas Australia is working with Caritas Nepal to build earthquake and disaster resistant houses to equip communities against future risks.
14 Mar 2018 | Long-term Development | Refugees | Peace and conflict
The war in Syria is now the largest displacement crisis in the world since World War II.
13 Nov 2017 | Media release | Long-term Development
Former Rabbitohs coach, Michael Maguire, has recently returned from an epic trip with Caritas Australia to Zimbabwe.
17 May 2017 | Long-term Development | Women
With the 2017 events now underway, you can now watch the official film, featuring Sister Len from Cambodia's 'Seedling of Hope' program.
11 May 2017 | Media release | Long-term Development
Women for the World Canberra will be hosted by ABC Canberra radio reporter Louise Maher.
18 Aug 2016 | Emergency Relief | Emergencies | Long-term Development
The Foreign Minister addresses students, as well as representatives of the Australian humanitarian community, to outline Australia’s humanitarian commitments in the future.
16 Aug 2015 | Media release | Long-term Development
The Australian Government’s new target to reduce carbon pollution will be too little too late for many of the global poor, including our Pacific neighbours.
8 Jul 2015 | Media release | Long-term Development
Aboriginal Carbon Fund, one of Caritas Australia’s partners, is working to increase the sustainable development of Aboriginal lands. It has attracted significant support in Australia.
25 Jun 2015 | Media release | Long-term Development
“Our homes are under threat from landslides and cyclones,” says Martina. Every year Solomon Islanders’ safety is under threat during the six-month cyclone season.
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
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