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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Humanitarian emergency in Lebanon reaches crisis point
07 Sep 21
Lebanon has reached boiling point due to an enduring a series of crises that have been escalating over the past 18 months. Today, the population faces a dire humanitarian crisis, with the country rapidly running out of power, water, fuel, medicine and food.
Afghanistan plunged into greater chaos, as thousands face displacement, poverty and COVID-19
03 Sep 21
The situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, with decades of political and civil unrest, drought and economic instability leaving a devastating toll on a country that now faces even more uncertainty.
World Humanitarian Day: humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
19 Aug 21
Afghanistan is facing an unfolding humanitarian crisis, giving a tragic relevance to this year’s World Humanitarian Day.
Major earthquake in Haiti causes widespread destruction
15 Aug 21
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the south of Haiti on Saturday August 14, causing widespread destruction, reducing buildings to rubble and causing at least 300 deaths.