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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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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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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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Flooding in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Credit: Caritas Bangladesh

A message from Bangladesh's flooded refugee camps

11 Aug 21

A message from the field, following weeks of floods, which have hit Bangladesh's Cox's refugee camps hard.

Inmanuel Chayan Biswas, Head of Operations, Emergency Response program for Caritas Bangladesh, says thousands of Rohingya refugees have been displaced, their shelters damaged and food is now in short supply.

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Emma Dawson, Pacific Program Manager. Photo credit: Caritas Australia.

COVID-19 impact on the Pacific

03 Aug 21

Q & A with Emma Dawson, Pacific Program Manager, Caritas Australia. In the first year of the pandemic, the Pacific was quite lucky in that most countries almost went a year without any COVID-19 cases. In 2021, we’ve seen really concerning rises in the number of confirmed cases, particularly in Papua New Guinea and Fiji. This has had a big impact on their flailing health systems, poverty levels and their economies, and we have also been seeing a rise in cases of gender-based violence.

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Caritas Australia CEO Kirsty Robertson with Chanthea Nou, Program Coordinator for Cambodia. Photo: Nicole Clements, Caritas Australia

Cambodian prisoners learn new skills for World Day against Trafficking in Persons

30 Jul 21

This World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, Caritas Australia celebrates its partner, Caritas Cambodia, working to help prevent human trafficking.

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Stephanie Lalor is Caritas Australia's Manager, First Australians Program, Credit: Cassandra Hill, Caritas Australia.

Q & A with Stephanie Lalor, our new First Australians Program Manager

04 May 21

Stephanie Lalor has worked at Caritas Australia for over ten years – as our Pacific Programs Manager and more recently as our First Australians Program Manager. She tells us about her inspiration and takes a look at the year ahead.

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