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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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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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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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Staff At Palo's Multi Purpose Office Building Supporting Evacuees During Typhoon Rai. Photo: Caritas Palo

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. 

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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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Luc* can now attend community-based classrooms so that he doesn't miss out on an education. Photo: SRD.

Celebrating resilience on International Day of People with Disability

03 Dec 21

On International Day of People with Disability (3rd December), we celebrate the resilience of people who are striving to overcome these barriers to inclusion.

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Lat holding sapling. Photo credit: Sam Rinang, ARD

Impacts of COP26 on climate justice

04 Nov 21

Through your support, vulnerable communities in Cambodia and the rest of the world can learn about disaster risk management and be better prepared to deal with the ongoing effects of environmental changes.  

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Yani with community members in her garden. Photo: YMTM.

Indonesia’s economy deeply impacted by COVID-19

13 Oct 21

COVID-19 has significantly affected Indonesia's economy over the past few months. The surge of the highly contagious Delta variant has resulted in a second wave of the virus for the South East Nation. 

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Environmental Changes Predicted To Displace Millions By 2050. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Environmental changes predicted to displace millions by 2050

05 Oct 21

More than 216 million people could become internally displaced by 2050 unless the world acts now, according to the World Bank’s latest Groundswell report.

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Jamila is a Rohingya refugee, living in Bangladesh. Photo: Inmanuel Chayan Biswas

Over 82 million people displaced this World Day of Migrants and Refugees

24 Sep 21

On World Day of Migrants and Refugees on 26 September, we were called on to remember those displaced by conflict and persecution around the world - and to consider how we can offer practical support to our neighbours around the world.

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Shirley trained to become an indigenous health worker to protect and care for her community. Photo: SPACFI.

COVID-19 surge in Philippines threatens to overwhelm hospitals

23 Sep 21

The Philippines is experiencing a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, as the country battles its fourth wave of the pandemic.  

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Downtown Kabul

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.  

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Aloma standing among the mangroves in the Philippines. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Be a champion for vulnerable women by participating in Women for the World

17 Aug 21

Around the world, millions of women and girls continue to live in poverty, facing the challenges of gender inequality and discrimination, with poor or limited access to health care and education. But you can help change that.

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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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Distribution of PPE to health centres. Credit: Caritas Indonesia.

Indonesia battles devastating second wave of COVID-19 outbreak

01 Aug 21

Indonesia has recorded its highest daily death toll from Covid-19, amid a second serious outbreak of COVID-19. As it continues to battle the spread of the virulent Delta variant, with your support, we’re working on the ground to help the most vulnerable, marginalized communities.

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A UN report has shown significant increase in world hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. With our local partners, we're working to support the most vulnerable communities around the world. Credit: Inmanuel Chayan Biswas

World faces most significant increase in hunger in decades

30 Jul 21

World faces most significant increase in hunger in decades

A report released by the UN this month shows that the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the most significant increase in world hunger in decades, with global hunger increasing last year by 18 per cent compared to the year before.

 

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Women For The World Tackling Gender Inequality And Discrimination. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Tackling gender inequality and discrimination through Women for the World

28 Jul 21

Women for the World brings Australians together to support vulnerable woman and girls around the world. It’s an initiative that crosses borders, connects communities and creates lasting change. 

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Halima showing her children how to use a hand-washing station in her Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo credit: Inmanuel Biswas/Caritas Bangladesh

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. 

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Staff in PNG putting together hygiene kits to distribute to local communities. Photo: Caritas Australia PNG.

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.  

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Jamila (centre) joins other women in the Women Friendly Spaces project, run by Caritas Bangladesh, in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Photo credit: InmanuelBiswas/Caritas Bangladesh

Celebrating Rohingya refugee communities in Cox’s Bazar for World Refugee Day

20 Jun 21

This World Refugee Day, we’re celebrating the Rohingya refugees working together to improve living conditions and community safety in Cox’s Bazar, the largest refugee camp in the world.  

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