09 Jan 20
Uncle Willie and Uncle Harold were taken to Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home (KBH) in Kempsey, New South Wales – a ‘home’ run by the NSW Government for over 50 years to house Aboriginal boys that were taken from their families.
22 Dec 19
For 21-year-old Sharada, a Nepalese woman learning agricultural techniques in the Parbat district of central Nepal, the Caritas Australia supported Nepal Livelihoods and Resilience program has completely changed the way she farms.
18 Dec 19
Imanuel Bay, 31, lives in the village of Fatukoto in the Tengah Selatan District of West Timor. Though farming has the potential to be a profitable profession in Timor-Leste, it was untenable for Imanuel because of an uncertain climate and a lack of training.
18 Dec 19
This December, over 200 Australians and 15 Pacific Church and community leaders gathered at Parliament House in Canberra. We met with our nation’s politicians to share our support for Australia’s aid program and discuss what the Pacific Step Up means for Pacific peoples.
17 Dec 19
Over the course of her diverse career, Angela led and participated in several advocacy campaigns and working groups, including Project Compassion, the International and National Lenten speakers’ programs and Diocesan Director conference committees.
16 Dec 19
Did you know that nations like Australia have a ‘nest egg’ – a pot of money they invest for future financial security, just like individuals? It’s our national sovereign wealth fund. In Australia, it’s called our ‘Future Fund'.
16 Dec 19
Twenty-two year old, Shukuru Lubung Esther was among 52 young people who recently took part in Ebola virus awareness training in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
13 Dec 19
Teruabine Anna Nuariki, climate activist and Caritas partner from Kiribati Climate Action Network, has presented at COP25 for a second time, speaking of innovative climate adaptations happening in her island nation of Kiribati.
12 Dec 19
Meet Bella, a student at Santa Sabina College, who has just won a national short film competition run by Caritas Australia.
10 Dec 19
Salma lives with her husband, Masud, in the rural community of Gazipur, two hours from Bangladesh’s bustling capital. During her first pregnancy, Salma was very sick, she experienced abdominal pain and couldn’t eat. She sought the help of a midwife called Pronoti, trained by Caritas Australia’s Safe Motherhood Program.
09 Dec 19
When Vannak left school at 15 to support his family he felt a sense of hopelessness and knew that he could end up in a youth gang. The Youth Empowerment Project, run by Caritas Australia’s partner, Youth for Peace, gave Vannak a whole new sense of direction.
04 Dec 19
Sr Louise McKeogh has contributed her love and compassion as Diocesan Director and Social Justice Coordinator for the Parramatta diocese, since 2012. Along this journey, Sr Louise has been guided by a strong sense of service and passion for justice.
04 Dec 19
Teruabine Anna Nuariki from Kiribati Climate Action Network is attending COP25, happening now in Madrid. Anna has delivered an incredibly powerful speech at a press conference, representing her people and the concerns of thousands who call the Pacific their home.
03 Dec 19
Today marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities an annual observance established by the United Nations in 1992. On this day the rights and well-being of people living with a disability are commemorated.
28 Nov 19
The State of the Environment for Oceania Report 2019 has been released by Caritas Australia. It’s a collaborative production between Caritas Australia’s sister agencies in Oceania, Aotearoa New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea. The stories woven throughout the report, amplify voices of youth, scientists, Indigenous people and those close to the land. As the climate emergency in Oceania escalates, Caritas is calling for urgent, coordinated climate action.
19 Nov 19
20 November 2019 marks Universal Children’s Day a celebration of the international rights of the child and a call for peace. Universal Children’s Day is an opportunity for communities to come together to improve child welfare worldwide.
19 Nov 19
The Caritas network is on the ground providing emergency relief and support in the aftermath of Cyclone Bulbul, which made landfall in West Bengal on November 9th, causing significant damage.
05 Nov 19
Jamie Jing is Caritas Australia’s talented volunteer graphic designer. 24-year-old Jamie, who is originally from China, completed International Politics for her bachelor degree in China and is also completing a Master of Design at UNSW.
31 Oct 19
“When I started learning about climate change in school, I found out how droughts, floods and increased storm activity affect the livelihoods of people all over the world,” We spoke to Lachlan Brannan – a South Australian university student fighting for climate justice.
29 Oct 19
Since the escalation of violence in Syria in March 2011, 5 million Syrians have been displaced from the country and 6 million are internally displaced. With more than 13 million people in need of assistance, the conflict has caused untold suffering for Syrian men, women and children.