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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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Illyena with her nine-month old baby. Photo: Philipp Spalek/Caritas Poland

Crisis in Ukraine escalates with more than 10 million displaced

04 Apr 22

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate, with more than 10 million people – nearly a quarter of Ukraine’s population – now displaced.  

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Assistance to woman at Ukraine-Poland border. Photo: Caritas Poland

Ukraine Latest

After eight years, the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has escalated into a full-blown war, threatening to become Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II.  

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Emergency food assistance of wheat, legumes and cooking oil to food-insecure families in Ethiopia. Photo: CRS

Caritas Australia urges that we must not forget global crises

29 Mar 22

Caritas Australia welcomes the new aid commitments at a time when there is greater global need than ever but expresses concern that these increases are not enough to meet growing needs. 

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Shaniella washes her face with water from a water tank at her Rural Training Centre. Photo: Neil Nuia/Caritas Australia.

World Water Day

22 Mar 22

Today marks World Water Day which is celebrated every year. A staggering 2.2 billion people currently live without access to safe and clean water and 40% of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity. 

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Children's Activities For Displaced Families In Ivano Frankivsk. Photo: Caritas Ukraine

More funding to Ukraine to address impacts of war on the most vulnerable

20 Mar 22

Caritas Australia welcomes the additional $30 million in emergency humanitarian funding for Ukraine announced today by the Australian Government, to focus on protecting women, children, the elderly and those living with disability.  

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Ways to give to Caritas Australia

10 Mar 22

You can support Caritas Australia’s life-changing work in a range of ways. From becoming a Caritas Neighbour, purchasing a Global Gift, to leaving a Legacy of Love, your generosity will make a real and lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable communities, globally. 

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Project Compassion launch event in Melbourne. Photo: Connie Zehender/Caritas Australia

Project Compassion launches across Australia

01 Mar 22

This week marks the launch of Project Compassion, Caritas Australia's annual fundraising campaign that spans across the six weeks of Lent every year.

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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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