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.
Recovery and resilience in Lebanon one year after the Beirut blast
05 Aug 21
A year ago, a tragic explosion in Beirut killed over 200 people, injured more than 7,500 and left about 300,000 homeless. The blast occurred at a time when the Lebanese economy was in freefall and COVID-19 was sweeping across the nation.
Thousands still in urgent need, over a month after DRC's deadly volcano
06 Jul 21
Over a month has passed since a volcano erupted, killing at least 32 people and displacing over 400,000 more in the Democratic Republic of Congo, yet hundreds of thousands of people remain in urgent need.
COVID-19 surges around the world amid low vaccination rates in vulnerable communities
05 Jul 21
As Australians line up for their COVID-19 vaccinations, the world’s most vulnerable communities continue to struggle with deadly outbreaks – with little hope of a vaccine in sight.
Misinformation and violence spikes in PNG as COVID-19 outbreak continues
01 Jul 21
In the wake of the devastating outbreak of COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea, the majority of communities in remote areas still have extremely limited knowledge of the virus and how to prevent its spread.
Q&A with our local partner in the Democratic Republic of Congo - CAFOD'S Bernard Balibuno
31 May 21
Bernard Balibuno, who works for our local partner organisation, CAFOD, recently spoke to us about the current situation on the ground in the DRC.
India struggles with combined impact of COVID-19 and extreme cyclones
28 May 21
In addition to the devastating loss of life from COVID-19, the country has been hit by two extreme cyclones in as many weeks.
Violence escalates in Jerusalem and Gaza
17 May 21
Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Jerusalem and Gaza as the region experiences perhaps the worst outbreak of violent conflict in decades.
Caritas Australia welcomes over $350,000 raised by Catholic Health Australia and its members to support PNG during COVID-19 crisis
06 May 21
We welcome the incredible $356,200 that Catholic Health Australia members have raised to fight COVID-19 in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Cyclone season wreaks havoc in poor communities
30 Apr 21
In Timor-Leste, Indonesia and the Philippines, cyclone season, which occurs between October and May, swept through low-lying townships, developed cities and villages alike, with incredible force.
Australia sends support to India as country struggles to contain massive second outbreak of COVID-19
28 Apr 21
India is struggling to control a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, with a death toll nearing 200,000, after another 2771 deaths were reported on Tuesday.
Recovery and resilience in Timor-Leste
26 Apr 21
An estimated 2,000 households and over 9,000 people across Timor-Leste have been affected by intense floods caused by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in early April. The torrential rain and landslides destroyed critical infrastructure across the country and claimed the lives of 45 people.
Fiji in lockdown after first community-based transmission of COVID-19 in twelve months
23 Apr 21
Fiji’s two largest cities are in lockdown after the first reported case of COVID-19 community transmission in 12 months.
Timor-Leste and Indonesia appeal for support in the wake of devastating floods
07 Apr 21
Tropical Cyclone Seroja struck Timor-Leste and eastern parts of Indonesia on 4 April 2021, inundating the two countries with torrential rain.
Over 100 deaths after Tropical Cyclone Seroja and torrential rain lead to flooding and landslides in Timor-Leste and Indonesia
06 Apr 21
At least 113 people have been killed and dozens more are missing after Tropical Cyclone Seroja hit Indonesia and Timor-Leste on Sunday 4 April.
Ten years of conflict and displacement for millions of Syrians
31 Mar 21
On March 15 this year, the conflict in Syria turned 10 years old. The Syrian conflict has driven over 6.6 million Syrians to flee the country, and a further 6.7 million people to relocate due to conflict within the country.
45,000 homeless after fire in Rohingya refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar
25 Mar 21
On March 22, a massive fire swept through the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, leaving approximately 45,000 people homeless.
Hope from the ashes: rebuilding Beirut after a devastating explosion
01 Mar 21
After a devastating explosion rocked a city and a society which was already facing enormous challenges, your support is helping to rebuild and restore livelihoods in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut.
Caritas Australia responds to emergencies across Fiji, Indonesia and Tonga
25 Jan 21
Natural disasters, including two cyclones and an earthquake, have struck the Asia-Pacfic in recent months, with already vulnerable communities struggling to deal with displacement and upheaval, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.