Clean water gives families in Samoa a fresh start
13 Jul 22
With funding from Caritas Australia, Caritas Samoa successfully installed water tanks for 32 families living with unreliable water access in 17 Samoan villages.
Africa Food Crisis - Updates from the field
Caritas Australia CEO Kirsty Robertson and Advancement Director Richard Landels are in Ethiopia to meet communities affected by the food crisis and displaced people who have fled conflict zones.
Celebrating NAIDOC Week
04 Jul 22
This week, we celebrate National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week, which provides an opportunity for all Australians to learn about Indigenous cultures and our shared histories, and to participate in celebrating one of the oldest cultures on Earth.
Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with partners in India and Bangladesh after devastating flooding
23 Jun 22
Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of India and Bangladesh in the wake of the worst monsoonal floods in recent history. Dozens have died and millions of homes left inundated across the countries, leaving over 9.5 million stranded, without food and extremely vulnerable.
Over 1,000 lives lost as disaster again strikes Afghanistan
23 Jun 22
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake has devastated Afghanistan and Pakistan, causing over 1,000 deaths and a further 1,600 injuries.
World Refugee Day: a record 100 million people now forcibly displaced
20 Jun 22
The number of displaced people worldwide has surpassed 100 million for the first time, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other conflicts across the world.
Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Nigeria
06 Jun 22
Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Nigeria after the devastating attack on St Francis Xavier Church in Owo this past Pentecost Sunday.
Communities join forces to support the people of Ukraine
31 May 22
To support people who have been affected by this crisis, Caritas Australia supporters from around the country have joined forces to raise much-needed funds to provide vital aid to the people of Ukraine as they continue to experience extreme hardships and conflict.
Solomon Islands schools prepare to reopen after COVID-19 outbreak
30 May 22
Schools in the Solomon Islands will reopen for the first time this year after a major COVID-19 outbreak delayed the start of the school year by more than five months.
Commemorating National Reconciliation Week
27 May 22
National Reconciliation Week is observed from 27 May to 3 June every year. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in our nation’s reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision.
Caritas Australia welcomes Albanese government and increased aid spending
24 May 22
Caritas Australia congratulates Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on winning the federal election and welcomes Labor’s stated commitment to foreign aid and the Uluru Statement of the Heart.
Ukraine Appeal raises more than $3.5 million for displaced families
20 May 22
More than $3.5 million have been raised through the Caritas Australia Ukraine Appeal, which will provide much-needed emergency food, shelter, medication, clean water and other essentials.
The forgotten crisis: famine in the Horn of Africa
29 Apr 22
Protracted conflict, drought and food shortages - exacerbated by the Ukraine crisis - has led to disastrous levels of hunger and malnutrition, with an estimated 20 million people at risk of starvation in the Horn of Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.