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Kirsty Robertson, CEO of Caritas Australia, and Richard Landels, Advancement Director, cycle to help end poverty. Photo credit: Claire Deakin/Caritas Australia.

Cycle to End Poverty

Caritas Australia CEO Kirsty Robertson and Advancement Director Richard Landels will be cycling more than 900km over the next 9 days from Sydney to Melbourne to help break the cycle of poverty.

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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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Caritas Ukraine Mariupol centre before the Russian tank attack. Photo: Caritas Ukraine.

Caritas Australia mourns the tragic loss of colleagues in Caritas Ukraine’s Mariupol centre

12 Apr 22

It is with heavy hearts that Caritas Australia announces the recent loss of two Caritas Ukraine staff in the Mariupol centre, along with five other people who were sheltering at the office when it was struck by a Russian tank. 

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Afghanistan a country on the brink of collapse. Photo credit: CRS.

Afghanistan: a country on the brink of collapse

05 Apr 22

After decades of unrest and drought, the situation in Afghanistan has become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Unless urgent action is taken, it is estimated that 97 percent of Afghanistan’s population will be pushed into extreme poverty by the end of June.

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Illyena with her nine-month old baby. Photo: Philipp Spalek/Caritas Poland

Crisis in Ukraine escalates with more than 10 million displaced

04 Apr 22

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to escalate, with more than 10 million people – nearly a quarter of Ukraine’s population – now displaced.  

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Assistance to woman at Ukraine-Poland border. Photo: Caritas Poland

Ukraine Latest

After eight years, the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has escalated into a full-blown war, threatening to become Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since World War II.  

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Emergency food assistance of wheat, legumes and cooking oil to food-insecure families in Ethiopia. Photo: CRS

Caritas Australia urges that we must not forget global crises

29 Mar 22

Caritas Australia welcomes the new aid commitments at a time when there is greater global need than ever but expresses concern that these increases are not enough to meet growing needs. 

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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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Children's Activities For Displaced Families In Ivano Frankivsk. Photo: Caritas Ukraine

More funding to Ukraine to address impacts of war on the most vulnerable

20 Mar 22

Caritas Australia welcomes the additional $30 million in emergency humanitarian funding for Ukraine announced today by the Australian Government, to focus on protecting women, children, the elderly and those living with disability.  

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Thandolwayo collecting water in Zimbabwe. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

Ways to give to Caritas Australia

10 Mar 22

You can support Caritas Australia’s life-changing work in a range of ways. From becoming a Caritas Neighbour, purchasing a Global Gift, to leaving a Legacy of Love, your generosity will make a real and lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable communities, globally. 

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Project Compassion launch event in Melbourne. Photo: Connie Zehender/Caritas Australia

Project Compassion launches across Australia

01 Mar 22

This week marks the launch of Project Compassion, Caritas Australia's annual fundraising campaign that spans across the six weeks of Lent every year.

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Caritas Zaporizhzhia delivering food kits in buffer zone in early 2022. Photo: Caritas Ukraine.

Immense humanitarian need in Ukraine

25 Feb 22

Caritas Australia’s partner Caritas Ukraine has called for support and assistance as it continues to support the country’s most vulnerable as the crisis escalates.  

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A volunteer working at the Kitchen for the Homeless in Kyiv in 2021. Photo: Caritas Spes, Ukraine.

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with Ukraine

22 Feb 22

Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of eastern Ukraine. We pray for all the people in Ukraine, especially the vulnerable and marginalised communities who will be most severely impacted by the recent escalation of armed conflict.  

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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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Caritas Tonga staff pre-positioning supplies/Credit: Caritas Tonga.

Eruption of volcano leaves Tonga in dire need for support

31 Jan 22

The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai undersea volcano, which erupted on Saturday 15 January, has left the people of Tonga with no way to communicate with the rest of the world and in dire need for humanitarian support.

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Food distribution in Ethiopia. Photo: CRS

Millions are at risk of hunger 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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