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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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Tarsini with her Saving and Loans Group near her home. Photo: Laz Harfa.

Women as leaders in their communities

21 Sep 22

Thanks to your ongoing support, we are continuing our mission of eliminating discrimination, working towards gender equality and advancing women’s rights, along with promoting respect for all people – irrespective of their age, culture and position in life.

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Micah Women's Delegation at Parliament House advocating for food prevention package in the worst affected hunger hotspots. Photo: Micah Australia

Hear from Tracey Tessitore, Caritas Australia’s Diocesan Director for Adelaide about advocating for the global poor

21 Sep 22

As the representative of Caritas Australia in Adelaide, Tracey Tessitore writes about her experience joining forty women advocating together on the Help Fight Famine Campaign at Parliament House on 7 September.

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Flash flooding have devastated the lives of millions across Pakistan. Photo: Caritas Pakistan

Pakistan flood disaster affects more than 33 million people

01 Sep 22

Devastating floods in Pakistan have left a trail of destruction across the country, claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people.

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Many families in Moldova, like Olga's, have welcomed Ukrainian refugees into their homes. Photo: Caritas Moldova.

Moldovan families open their hearts and homes to Ukrainian refugees

31 Aug 22

Six months on from the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 550,000 people have crossed the border into Moldova, the majority of them women, children and the elderly.

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Caritas Australia launches new Workplace Giving program

26 Aug 22

Now supporters can make regular donations through pre-tax pay.

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Students from the Solomon Islands receive their School Care Kits. Photo: Caritas Australia Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands students practice COVID-safe return to school

25 Aug 22

Students in the Solomon Islands have returned to school after a year of disruptions caused by COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns. 

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Mali and her family outside their home in Ethiopia.

Famine in Africa: The causes, history and how you can help

20 Aug 22

Africa is on the brink of a devastating famine that threatens to leave millions at risk of extreme hunger

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World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating #OurLocalHeroes

19 Aug 22

This World Humanitarian Day, we honour #OurLocalHeroes, celebrating the work of our dedicated partners who are tackling ongoing crises across this world during 2022. 

 

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Anatercia carries corn next to her fields in Mozambique. Photo credit: Emidio Josine/Caritas Australia.

Celebrating resilience on International Youth Day

12 Aug 22

August 13 marks International Youth Day, a day raising awareness of the cultural and economic issues that impact youth worldwide.

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Impending catastrophe leads calls to help fight famine

10 Aug 22

CEO Kirsty Robertson shares the story of her trip to Ethiopia, where she met families severely impacted by the drought and hunger crisis. 

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Kirsty Robertson, CEO at Caritas Australia, during her visit to Ethiopia. Photo: Caritas Australia.

Stories from the field: Kirsty’s visit to Ethiopia

09 Aug 22

Read about Kirsty Robertson's, Chief Executive Officer at Caritas Australia, visit to Ethiopia and her recollections on the impact of the Africa Food Crisis on the people. 

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Giuseppe celebrating his dog's birthday. Photo: Supplied.

Leaving a legacy of love for future generations

A bequest to Caritas Australia does not only continue your legacy but can support the work that we do with vulnerable communities across the world and in Australia.  

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Dry lands in southern Ethiopia, with malnourished cattle on a sandy track. Photo credit Zacharius Abubeker via Caritas Australia

5 things you need to know about the global food crisis

02 Aug 22

There is so much information about the world food crisis right now it might be hard to know where to start. Here's the first five things you should know when thinking about the world food crisis and how it affects us all.

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Bute, the elder of a small village in southwestern Ethiopia. Photo: Zacharias Abubeker/Caritas Australia.

The time to act is now - Help Fight Famine

01 Aug 22

Right now, 49 million people are facing famine. Here in Australia, we’ve seen our own food prices skyrocket due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic, climate disasters and most recently, the conflict in Ukraine. 

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Tului and her family with their installed water tank. Credit: Caritas Samoa

Clean water gives families in Samoa a fresh start

13 Jul 22

With funding from Caritas Australia, Caritas Samoa successfully installed water tanks for 32 families living with unreliable water access in 17 Samoan villages. 

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Caritas Australia CEO Kirsty Robertson visits an IDP camp in northern Ethiopia. Photo: Richard Landels/Caritas Australia.

Africa Food Crisis - Updates from the field

Caritas Australia CEO Kirsty Robertson and Advancement Director Richard Landels are in Ethiopia to meet communities affected by the food crisis and displaced people who have fled conflict zones.

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Janice and her daughters weaving pandanus leaves collected from a forest near Djilpin Arts. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

04 Jul 22

This week, we celebrate National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week, which provides an opportunity for all Australians to learn about Indigenous cultures and our shared histories, and to participate in celebrating one of the oldest cultures on Earth. 

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Lulu Mitshabu visiting Caritas Australia Partners in DRC in Jan 2023. Photo: Lulu Mitshabu, Caritas Australia.

I’m from the worst place in the world to be a woman. This is what I want you to know.

03 Jul 22

Lulu Mitshabu, Africa Program Coordinator for DRC, tells the harrowing story of fleeing her homeland for her family's safety, and how that experience has compelled her to fight for the rights of women and girls in DRC ever since. 

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People in a boat in a flooded village in Bangladesh 2022. Photo credit: Caritas Bangladesh

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with partners in India and Bangladesh after devastating flooding

23 Jun 22

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of India and Bangladesh in the wake of the worst monsoonal floods in recent history. Dozens have died and millions of homes left inundated across the countries, leaving over 9.5 million stranded, without food and extremely vulnerable. 

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