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Caritas Zaporizhzhia delivering food kits in buffer zone in early 2022. Photo: Caritas Ukraine.

Immense humanitarian need in Ukraine

25 Feb 22

Caritas Australia’s partner Caritas Ukraine has called for support and assistance as it continues to support the country’s most vulnerable as the crisis escalates.  

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A volunteer working at the Kitchen for the Homeless in Kyiv in 2021. Photo: Caritas Spes, Ukraine.

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with Ukraine

22 Feb 22

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of eastern Ukraine. We pray for all the people in Ukraine, especially the vulnerable and marginalised communities who will be most severely impacted by the recent escalation of armed conflict.  

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Community members make face masks to combat the spread of COVID-19. Photo: Caritas Australia Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands continue to battle serious COVID-19 outbreak

21 Feb 22

The Solomon Islands is currently facing its first COVID-19 outbreak during this pandemic, with nearly 6,000 cases recorded and the hospital system on the brink of collapse.  

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Chanmoni on her farm in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Caritas Bangladesh.

Boosting food security for indigenous communities in Bangladesh

01 Feb 22

Despite Bangladesh’s economic growth over the past decade, inequality in the country continues to impact the most marginalised groups, particularly women, children and indigenous people.

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Caritas Tonga staff pre-positioning supplies/Credit: Caritas Tonga.

Eruption of volcano leaves Tonga in dire need for support

31 Jan 22

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai undersea volcano, which erupted on Saturday 15 January, has left the people of Tonga with no way to communicate with the rest of the world and in dire need for humanitarian support.

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Food distribution in Ethiopia. Photo: CRS

Millions are at risk of hunger as Ethiopia crisis escalates

10 Jan 22

As many as 9.4 million people in Ethiopia are in need of urgent food assistance as the conflict in the East African country continues to escalate. 

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Volunteers distribute aid in Beirut. Photo by Caritas Lebanon.

Australians stand united with Lebanon as crisis escalates

24 Dec 21

Lebanon is currently facing its biggest humanitarian crisis yet. The financial situation in the Middle Eastern nation has been unfolding for more than two years and has progressively worsened. 

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Staff at Palo's multi purpose office building supporting evacuees during Typhoon Rai. Photo: Caritas Palo

Millions impacted by Typhoon Rai in the Philippines

21 Dec 21

Typhoon Rai has brought torrential rain, wind gusts over 200 km/h, flash floods, landslides and extensive damage to homes and livelihoods in the Philippines. 

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Recreation of #TogetherWe campaign logo by Caritas Australia staff. Photo by Connie Zehender/Caritas Australia.

Launch of #TogetherWe Campaign

14 Dec 21

On 13 December, Caritas Internationalis launched its new global campaign “Together We - Act today for a better tomorrow”, during a conference held in Rome at the Pontifical Urbaniana University.

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Luc* can now attend community-based classrooms so that he doesn't miss out on an education. Photo: SRD.

Celebrating resilience on International Day of People with Disability

03 Dec 21

On International Day of People with Disability (3rd December), we celebrate the resilience of people who are striving to overcome these barriers to inclusion.

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Members of the Hygiene Committee assist with cleaning up the camp site. Photo: Caritas Goma.

Caritas frontline workers respond to DRC volcano eruption

30 Nov 21

Thousands of displaced families in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) remain in need of urgent humanitarian support following a volcanic eruption in May this year.

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Building were burnt down during days of civil unrest in the capital, Honiara. Photo: Rose Clough/Caritas Australia.

Caritas Australia concerned about impacts of riots in Honiara

29 Nov 21

Protests have broken out in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, prompting aid workers to raise concerns about the impacts of the unrest on access to food and livelihoods.

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Lat holding sapling. Photo credit: Sam Rinang, ARD

Impacts of COP26 on climate justice

04 Nov 21

Through your support, vulnerable communities in Cambodia and the rest of the world can learn about disaster risk management and be better prepared to deal with the ongoing effects of environmental changes.  

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Rural villages in India rebuilding from COVID-19. Photo credit: Caritas India.

Rural villages in India rebuilding from COVID-19

25 Oct 21

A new report released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed disadvantaged tribal and caste communities make up more than 80 per cent of people living in poverty. 

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Yani with community members in her garden. Photo: YMTM.

Indonesia’s economy deeply impacted by COVID-19

13 Oct 21

COVID-19 has significantly affected Indonesia's economy over the past few months. The surge of the highly contagious Delta variant has resulted in a second wave of the virus for the South East Nation. 

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Phany pictured in one of her gardens in Cambodia. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Environmental changes predicted to displace millions by 2050

05 Oct 21

More than 216 million people could become internally displaced by 2050 unless the world acts now, according to the World Bank’s latest Groundswell report.

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Oliva collecting grain in Tanzania. Photo credit: ??

How empowering one woman in a village can unlock change

30 Sep 21

Kirsty Robertson talks about how Caritas Australia's programs help women to realise their potential and create positive change in their communities. 

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Jamila is a Rohingya refugee, living in Bangladesh. Photo: Inmanuel Chayan Biswas

Over 82 million people displaced this World Day of Migrants and Refugees

24 Sep 21

On World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 26 September, we were called on to remember those displaced by conflict and persecution around the world - and to consider how we can offer practical support to our neighbours around the world.

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Shirley trained to become an indigenous health worker to protect and care for her community. Photo: SPACFI.

COVID-19 surge in Philippines threatens to overwhelm hospitals

23 Sep 21

The Philippines is experiencing a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, as the country battles its fourth wave of the pandemic.  

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How to bring constructive optimism into each day – despite the avalanche of devastation and painful news

22 Sep 21

Kirsty Robertson, CEO of Caritas Australia, shares some advice for those in the social sector on how to acknowledge the hardships going on around you, while recognising that you are not responsible for the overall outcome – only for the part you play. 

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