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Ambassador Bruce Edwards, the Australian Ambassador for Ukraine, visiting Caritas Australia’s Partner in Moldova, CRS Moldova. Photo: Schimbator Studio.

Australian Ambassador for Ukraine visits refugees in Moldova

03 Jan 23

Ambassador Bruce Edwards, the Australia Ambassador for Ukraine and Moldova visited Caritas Australia’s partner in Moldova, CRS Moldova, to meet the local families that have welcomed Ukrainian refugees.  

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Children in a village in India. Photo: Sameer Bara/Caritas Australia

Your impact this year: The work Caritas Australia and our partners carried out in 2022

23 Dec 22

2022 has been an incredibly difficult year for vulnerable communities around the world. From the war in Ukraine to the food crisis in Africa to devastating floods in Asia, it’s often the most marginalised people who are impacted. 

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Woman in IDP camp in Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo Bitita Dany/Caritas Goma.

Caritas Australia launches emergency appeal for Democratic Republic of Congo

21 Dec 22

Caritas agencies are responding to support communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo, who have been facing escalating conflict and displacement since the rebel militia group M23 seized a swath of the east of the country just over a year ago.

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Men in a village devastated by drought in southwestern Ethiopia. Photo: Zacharias Abubeker/Caritas Australia.

Charity should not end at Australia's coastline

20 Dec 22

CEO Kirsty Robertson and Reverend Tim Costello urge Australian Government to remember global poor as part of Help Fight Famine campaign.

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Sangha making jewelry. Photo credit: Maryknoll Cambodia.

Celebrating the International Day of People with Disabilities

06 Dec 22

On Saturday 3 December we celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day promotes further understanding of disabilities and aims to mobilise support for the dignity, rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities.  

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Laz Harfa, one of Caritas Australia's Partners in Indonesia, responding to the Earthquake. Photo: Laz Harfa, one of Caritas Australia's partners.

Devastating earthquake displaces over 50,000 in Indonesia

30 Nov 22

Caritas agencies are responding after over 50,000 people were displaced in the wake of the magnitude 5.6 earthquake that struck Indonesia in November 2022.  

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The True Meaning of Christmas: Giving to Those in Need

25 Nov 22

Not only is Christmas a time for celebration, but also an important time of reflection on how we can give back to those in need. 

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Damage to a building in Lombok during earthquake in 2018. Photo: Laz Harfa.

Caritas Australia in solidarity with Indonesia after devastating earthquake

22 Nov 22

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of West Java in Indonesia after the devastating magnitude-5.6 earthquake which has killed at least 162 people, many of them children, and left hundreds more injured.

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Grassroots Pacific Island organisations came together in Fiji to put together the Kioa Climate Emergency Declaration. Photo: Miriam Deprez.

Daily updates from COP27

21 Nov 22

Our Advocacy Associate Director Dr Damian Spruce is in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt at the 27th United Nations Climate Talks to represent Caritas Oceania.

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Christmas Gifts that make a difference

01 Nov 22

This year has been a tough one for all of us. But sometimes, if you’re able to bring hope to others, it can also make you feel more hopeful. And what better time to spread hope than in the season of giving?

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Caritas Oceania annual forum. Kirsty Robertson (L), Dan Skehan (C) and Lana Hanley (R). Photo: Caritas Australia

Together Again in Papua New Guinea. Caritas Oceania Forum 2022.

28 Oct 22

Caritas Oceania held their annual Caritas Oceania forum in person in Papua New Guinea for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Annual Forum brings together Caritas Oceania members from across the entire region.

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A child's drawing with the word 'kindness'. Photo: Caritas Ukraine.

Joint message from Caritas Ukraine and Caritas Spes on missile strike in Kyiv

11 Oct 22

Last night, massive missile strikes by Russia in Ukraine have caused devastation and loss of life across the country; killing at least 10 people and injuring over 60. Civilian infrastructure has been destroyed, with communities losing their homes, schools and medical facilities. 

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Twin clouds on the horizon: climate change and debt in the Pacific

06 Oct 22

Read about the latest report from Caritas Australia on climate change and debit in the Pacific.

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Vatican Cycling Team and Kinchela Boys Home survivors with Archbishop Charles Balvo, Bishop Vincent Long and Caritas Australia CEO, Kirsty Robertson.

Vatican World Cycling Team learns about reconciliation from Kinchela Boys Home survivors

03 Oct 22

The first ever Vatican World Cycling Team joined Caritas Australia last week to learn more about truth-telling and reconciliation from Kinchela Boys Home survivors.

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An aerial view of the Machhapuchhre Agro-Eco Tourism Learning Center and Homestay. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Himalayan homestays open up livelihood opportunities for Nepali families

29 Sep 22

Nestled at the base of Annapurna Himalayan range in Nepal is a homestay and agro-eco tourism centre that is helping local communities to share their culture with the rest of the world.  

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Destruction of Typhoon Noru. Photo by: Prelature of Infanta

Typhoon Noru affects nearly 80,000 people in the Philippines

28 Sep 22

A super typhoon has hit the north-western Philippines, forcing thousands out of their homes and leaving many towns underwater.

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