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Young boy fleeing Odessa, Ukraine at the Palanca border crossing. Photo Marijn Fidder/Caritas Germany.

Ukraine: two years since the war began

23 Feb 24

Saturday 24 February marks two years since the escalation of the Ukraine war and the toll on civilians continues to be catastrophic. 

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The Power of Regular Giving

21 Feb 24

What is regular giving?

Caritas Australia’s regular givers are the backbone of the work that we do together for some of the most vulnerable people around the world. By becoming a regular giver, you are becoming a Champion for Change.

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Project Compassion 2024 spotlights three inspiring women

14 Feb 24

The theme of Project Compassion this year is For All Future Generations, with Caritas Australia highlighting the inspiring journeys of three resilient women.

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Caritas partners working among the rubble in Hama Syria Photo: Caritas Internationalis

One Year Since the Devastating Türkiye and Syria Earthquake

06 Feb 24

Today marks one year since the devastating earthquakes that killed over 50,000 people and devastated parts of Türkiye and Syria. 

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Political division will have dire humanitarian consequences in Gaza

31 Jan 24

Sally Thomas Humanitarian Emergencies Lead at Caritas Australia reflects on the peacekeeping potential of humanitarian aid.

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A Wagilak woman, Janice is a traditional dancer who tells stories through movements handed down over generations. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Standing in Solidarity with First Australians

30 Jan 24

We are proud that Australia is home to the oldest continuing living culture in the world and we stand in solidarity with First Australians. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples still face ongoing systemic injustice.

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What we achieved together in 2023

10 Jan 24

As we welcome the new year, we want to celebrate the amazing impact our supporters helped us to achieve in 2023.  

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Shaniella contemplates the future in the Solomon Islands. Picture: Neil Nuia

The climate emergency: no longer an abstract idea

21 Dec 23

With the weather heating up as we reach summer, and with the recent COP28 in the headlines,  the climate emergency is at the forefront for many people.

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Flags outside COP28 in UAE, Photo Credit UNFCC

Reflecting on the first Faith Pavilion at COP28

13 Dec 23

A reflection on the first Faith Pavilion at COP28, a dedicated space for different faiths, traditions, and perspectives to come together to achieve a better future for our planet and humanity.  

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Palestinians evacuate the area following an Israeli airstrike on the Sousi mosque in Gaza City on October 9, 2023. Photo Mahmud Hams Getty Images

Conflict in the South of Gaza: A humanitarian perspective on evacuation orders

06 Dec 23

Sally Thomas Humanitarian Emergencies Lead at Caritas Australia appraises the humanitarian impact of evacuation and displacement into areas already overcrowded with existing residents and internally displaced persons.

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A team of Pacific climate action leaders meeting with the Australian Minister for Climate Change ahead of COP28. Photo Credit: Caritas Australia.

Climate damage affects the world’s poorest, and its impacts reach beyond the economic

01 Dec 23

Caritas Australia is on the ground at COP28, with a new report Unheard, Uncharted: A holistic vision for addressing 'non-economic' loss and damage.  

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Unwrapping the gift of compassion: Christmas charity gift cards

01 Dec 23

Caritas Australia’s Global Gift cards are a way to bring together charitable donations with Christmas gift-giving.

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Caritas Australia hosts Service of Solidarity for the Holy Land

29 Nov 23

On the 27th November Caritas Australia held a virtual Service of Solidarity for the Holy Land, hosted by Mission Facilitator Michael McGirr. 

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Tarsini is now a leader in her community, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. Credit: Laz Harfa

Stories of empowerment from around the world

23 Nov 23

Thanks to people like you, we are able to make a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable people around the world. Here are some stories of how economic empowerment is changing lives.

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Building structure damaged by an airstrike. Photo: Caritas Jerusalem.

Gaza: one month into conflict

10 Nov 23

One month since the conflict in Gaza escalated to its current staggering levels, the crisis has reached a critical point, with violence claiming thousands of lives and leaving a population in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.  

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A religious tapestry among the rubble following an air strike. Photo Credit: Caritas Jerusalem

Humanitarians require political intervention to help the sick, injured and dying in Gaza

09 Nov 23

A month into the conflict, with the death toll rising, we keep being told the situation on the ground is beyond our comprehension of suffering. Yet, hour by hour, conditions continue to worsen.  

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Aerial view of buildings destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in the Jabalia camp for Palestinian refugees in the City of Gaza – Credit Yahya Hassouna/Getty Images.

Water crisis poses catastrophic threat to life in Gaza conflict

17 Oct 23

In recent days the Israel government has launched hundreds of military air strikes across the Gaza Strip. Even before these attacks, 8 out of 10 people were reliant on international aid.

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People surveying the damage from the earthquake that struck the Herat province, Afghanistan. Photo: CRS

Earthquakes compound extreme poverty and hunger in Afghanistan

13 Oct 23

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan has become one of the world’s most severe, with 24.4 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

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