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Food distribution in Ethiopia. Photo: CRS

Millions are at risk of famine 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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Volunteers distribute aid in Beirut. Photo by Caritas Lebanon.

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. 

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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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Members of the Hygiene Committee assist with cleaning up the camp site. Photo: Caritas Goma.

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.

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Building were burnt down during days of civil unrest in the capital, Honiara. Photo: Rose Clough/Caritas Australia.

Caritas Australia concerned about impacts of riots in Honiara

29 Nov 21

Protests have broken out in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, prompting aid workers to raise concerns about the impacts of the unrest on access to food and livelihoods.

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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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Rural villages in India rebuilding from COVID-19. Photo credit: Caritas India.

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. 

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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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Volunteers Distribute Aid In Beirut. Photo Caritas Lebanon

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.

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Kabul airport. Photo credit: Shutterstock

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.

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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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Ranger Sarah Barkley interviewing senior elder John Clark. Photo: Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.

A partnership that pays off

16 Aug 21

An increasing number of communities throughout Australia are set to reap the reward of a partnership that’s been struck between Caritas Australia and the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.

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Destruction in Haiti after 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Photo: Catholic Relief Services

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.  

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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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Destruction in Beirut blast aftermath. Photo credit: Caritas Lebanon.

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.

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