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Confronting the past to find community and healing

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. 

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Women farmers reaping new rewards

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.

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Seeds of hope in West-Timor

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.

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Voices for Justice Conference

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.

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Angela Hart is celebrating success

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.

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Our Future Fund – December update

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'.

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DRC – Ebola virus

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).

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Kiribati and Sea Level Rise: How Mangroves Help

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.

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Caritas Youth's Winning Edge

12 Dec 19

Meet Bella, a student at Santa Sabina College, who has just won a national short film competition run by Caritas Australia. 

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Salma’s story

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.

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Vannak's Story

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.

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Sr Louise McKeogh: Acting for peace and justice to build a world of hope

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.

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Teruabine Anna Nuariki from Kiribati attends COP25

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.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Breaking Barriers and Opening Doors

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. 

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Seeds of Hope: Caritas State of the Environment Report 2019

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.

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Universal Children’s Day

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.

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Caritas responds to Cyclone Bulbul: Strong winds, swift support in Bangladesh

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.

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Story of Caritas volunteer Jamie Jing

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.

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Lachlan Brannan Shaves his Head for Climate

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.

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Syrian Conflict: Jordan and Lebanon

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.

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