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Rosalie stands beside a road in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Credit: Arlette Bashizi/CAFOD

Global Goals: It’s halftime!

18 Sep 23

We're at the halfway point with the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, so it's time to take a look at what progress has been made and what more needs to be done.

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Damage from the Morocco earthquake. Photo: Caritas Maroc.

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with communities affected by the Morocco Earthquake

15 Sep 23

Thousands of people have been killed after a catastrophic 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Kingdom of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountain range.

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Aboriginal Carbon Foundation and Timorese Delegation in the Caritas Australia Sydney Office. Photo: Mark Harding/Caritas Australia

A Special Visit from the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation and Timorese Delegation

06 Sep 23

On the 3rd of August, a delegation from Timor-Leste and the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation visited the head office of Caritas Australia in Sydney.

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Shaniella tends to chickens provided by Caritas Australia Solomon Islands (CASI). Photo: Neil Nuia/Caritas Australia.

Empowering Change: Your Generosity Transforms the Daily Lives of Women

01 Sep 23

Approximately half of the world survives on less than $6.85 per day (World Bank, 2022). And the stark reality is that women bear an uneven portion of poverty.

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Students in the Solomon Islands. Photo Neil Nuia

Explainer: The Australian Government's International Development Policy

10 Aug 23

This week, the Australian government released its new International Development Policy, the first in almost a decade.  

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Earthquake damage in Turkey. Photo: Caritas Network

Turkey-Syria earthquake: 6 months on

09 Aug 23

It has been six months since the devastating series of earthquakes which struck Turkey and Syria, causing deaths, injuries, and widespread damage across the region.

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Dignity kits distribution by CAFOD in Sudan. Photo CAFOD

Sudan crisis explained: millions in need of acute humanitarian assistance

08 Aug 23

Sudan has been in the news over the past few months as a large scale humanitarian crisis unfolds. The north African country, which has long been a host for refugees from neighbouring countries, is now seeing millions of its own citizens forced to flee their homes.

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Rachel learnt how to sew and is now earning an income as a seamstress. Photo: Caritas Goma

Stories of resilience and hope in the face of poverty

25 Jul 23

With your generous support, Caritas Australia works with communities throughout the world to tackle issues of poverty and inequality, forging a path towards better living conditions.

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Giving with Purpose: A Guide to Meaningful Charitable Support

25 Jul 23

It can be difficult trying to work out which charity is worth your money, especially when there are so many deserving causes around. Particularly in these current economic times, it’s understandable to want your donation to go to the right place.

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Yes or No? Conversations to have around your kitchen table

24 Jul 23

The Australian Electoral Commission has now published pamphlets for the Yes and No cases, with each document outlining arguments for or against changing the Constitution. There's no better time for a Kitchen Table Conversation about how we recognise Australia's First Nations Peoples.   

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Shaniella from the Solomon Islands sits in a classroom. Credit: Neil Nuia

Numbers Don't Lie: Analysing the Alarming Statistics of Women and Poverty

13 Jul 23

Did you know the alarming rate of women affected by poverty worldwide? It's a pressing issue that we can no longer ignore. In this article, we will explore women and poverty statistics and the facts surround them. By shedding light on the impact of poverty on women's lives, we aim to inspire you to join us in finding solutions. Together, we can make a difference and help to break the cycle of inequality.

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Oliva works in fields growing beans near her home in Tanzania. Credit: August Lucky

Looking Toward The Future: Upcoming Caritas Australia Initiatives

12 Jul 23

As a valued supporter of Caritas Australia, we want to share with you our exciting plans for the new financial year. These upcoming initiatives will shape our journey to creating positive change across the globe. In this blog post, we will provide an overview of our ongoing work, and highlight new projects on the horizon. Together with your support, we can make a lasting impact in the lives of the most vulnerable. Join us as we look toward the future with hope and determination.

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Emmanuel from the San Isidro Care Centre looking after chickens. Photo: Caritas Australia Solomon Islands.

San Isidro Care Center students to attend World Youth Day in Lisbon

03 Jul 23

Four program participants from the San Isidro Care Center - a rural training centre that caters to hearing-impaired students in the Solomon Islands, have been selected to attend World Youth Day (WYD) 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.  

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Sreymom pictured with the mothers and their children from the Phnoung ethnic group in Cambodia. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

The Ripple Effect: How Empowering Women Transforms Communities

03 Jul 23

Despite making up half the world’s population, women and girls face higher rates of marginalisation, loss of dignity and inequality in countless areas. They face higher poverty rates, lower education levels, lower access to health, lower employment opportunities, lower pay, poorer working conditions, high rates of gender-based violence, and a higher burden of family and care responsibilities.

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IDP camp near Goma in DRC. Photo: Caritas Goma.

How your support is helping refugees and displaced people around the world

20 Jun 23

On Tuesday 20 June, we celebrated World Refugee Day. This day is designed to honour refugees from around the world. Learn more about how Caritas Australia's work with refugees and Internally Displaced Persons around the world. 

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Salin with members of her community, planning the expansion of the water station in the village. Photo: Tim Lam/Caritas Australia

Charity donation income tax deductions mean we can all make a difference

09 Jun 23

As we end another financial year, your thoughts may turn towards how you are making your money work for you and the world you want to see.

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Uncle Bobby (#24), Christine Rhazi (Caritas Australia’s First Australians Associate Director) and Uncle Roger (#12). Photo credit: Serena Frost/Caritas Australia.

Stories of survival on National Sorry Day 2023

01 Jun 23

To commemorate National Sorry Day 2023, Caritas Australia and our partner Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) invited all Australians to participate in a webinar to reflect on Australia's true history and commit to truth-telling about Stolen Generations survivors and their descendants.

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Salin teaching students at her school in the Siem Reap province, Cambodia. Photo: Tim Lam/Caritas Australia

How clean water transformed this school in Cambodia

29 May 23

With the support of our local partner HURREDO, and through the donations of generous people like you, Salin and her community worked together to construct a water station behind the school, along with a community pond.

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Mosque in an IDP camp damaged by Cyclone Mocha. Sittwe, Rakhine Credit: UNOCHA/Pierre Lorioux/2023

Hundreds feared dead after Cyclone Mocha strikes Myanmar and Bangladesh

18 May 23

A powerful category five cyclone has hit the coastlines of Bangladesh and Myanmar, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

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