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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

08 Aug 22

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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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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A village in a remote region of Afghanistan

Over 1,000 lives lost as disaster again strikes Afghanistan

23 Jun 22

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has devastated Afghanistan and Pakistan, causing over 1,000 deaths and a further 1,600 injuries.  

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World Refugee Day: a record 100 million people now forcibly displaced

20 Jun 22

The number of displaced people worldwide has surpassed 100 million for the first time, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other conflicts across the world. 

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Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Nigeria

06 Jun 22

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Nigeria after the devastating attack on St Francis Xavier Church in Owo this past Pentecost Sunday. 

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Ivy with her Cranes for Ukraine. Photo: Mel Maria Catholic Primary School.

Communities join forces to support the people of Ukraine

31 May 22

To support people who have been affected by this crisis, Caritas Australia supporters from around the country have joined forces to raise much-needed funds to provide vital aid to the people of Ukraine as they continue to experience extreme hardships and conflict.  

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Staff preparing care kits in Solomon Islands. Photo: Caritas Australia Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands schools prepare to reopen after COVID-19 outbreak

30 May 22

Schools in the Solomon Islands will reopen for the first time this year after a major COVID-19 outbreak delayed the start of the school year by more than five months.  

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Weaving pandanus leaves collected from a forest near Djilpin Arts. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Commemorating National Reconciliation Week

27 May 22

National Reconciliation Week is observed from 27 May to 3 June every year. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in our nation’s reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision.

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Caritas Australia welcomes Albanese government and increased aid spending

24 May 22

Caritas Australia congratulates Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on winning the federal election and welcomes Labor’s stated commitment to foreign aid and the Uluru Statement of the Heart. 

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Emergency shelter for displaced people in Ukraine. Photo: Caritas Ukraine.

Ukraine Appeal raises more than $3.5 million for displaced families

20 May 22

More than $3.5 million have been raised through the Caritas Australia Ukraine Appeal, which will provide much-needed emergency food, shelter, medication, clean water and other essentials. 

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The forgotten crisis: famine in the Horn of Africa

29 Apr 22

Protracted conflict, drought and food shortages - exacerbated by the Ukraine crisis - has led to disastrous levels of hunger and malnutrition, with an estimated 20 million people at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa.

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Kirsty Robertson, CEO of Caritas Australia, and Richard Landels, Advancement Director, cycle to help end poverty. Photo credit: Claire Deakin/Caritas Australia.

Cycle to End Poverty

Caritas Australia CEO Kirsty Robertson and Advancement Director Richard Landels will be cycling more than 900km over the next 9 days from Sydney to Melbourne to help break the cycle of poverty.

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Bodinath in his farm. Photo: Narges Ara/Caritas Australia

Earth Day: Caring for our common home

22 Apr 22

Celebrated on 22 April every year, Earth Day is an opportunity for communities around the world to demonstrate their support and commitment towards environmental protection and preservation. 

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Caritas Ukraine Mariupol centre before the Russian tank attack. Photo: Caritas Ukraine.

Caritas Australia mourns the tragic loss of colleagues in Caritas Ukraine’s Mariupol centre

12 Apr 22

It is with heavy hearts that Caritas Australia announces the recent loss of two Caritas Ukraine staff in the Mariupol centre, along with five other people who were sheltering at the office when it was struck by a Russian tank. 

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Afghanistan a country on the brink of collapse. Photo credit: CRS.

Afghanistan: a country on the brink of collapse

05 Apr 22

After decades of unrest and drought, the situation in Afghanistan has become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Unless urgent action is taken, it is estimated that 97 percent of Afghanistan’s population will be pushed into extreme poverty by the end of June.

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