Improved health in Indonesia: Arsad’s story
10 Mar 21
Arsad, an Indonesian farmer, had no toilet in his home so he had to walk into the forest to the open defecation area, even at night or in the rain. Around 17 percent of Indonesia’s rural population practice open defecation, with many unaware that it contributes to spreading diseases.
Communities come together online and in person this Lent
09 Mar 21
All across Australia, you have joined the groundswell of support to 'Be More' for Project Compassion. The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped communities from connecting, virtually, or in person, to raise money for essential support and supplies for those poor communities most vulnerable to the disease.
Thriving in Tanzania: Oliva’s story
03 Mar 21
Oliva, a twenty-two-year-old woman living in Tanzania with her farmer husband, two young sons and an adopted niece and nephew, didn’t have the opportunity to go to school growing up.
Hope from the ashes: rebuilding Beirut after a devastating explosion
01 Mar 21
After a devastating explosion rocked a city and a society which was already facing enormous challenges, your support is helping to rebuild and restore livelihoods in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut.
Voice from the Field: Willy Tan
26 Feb 21
For Arsad in Indonesia, improved hygiene and infrastructure have improved his family’s health. Willy Tan, Caritas Australia’s Program Coordinator for Indonesia and the Philippines, explains how.
Security in the Solomon Islands: Margret’s story
24 Feb 21
Margret, is a teacher at a vocational school for deaf students in the Solomon Islands. She was born deaf so she knows the challenges it poses to education and employment.
Your support of community safety in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
23 Feb 21
DRC faces multiple threats, tackling new Ebola outbreak amidst fears of first COVID-19 era famine. Caritas Australia’s Africa Program Co-ordinator reflects on two decades of work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and its current situation
Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Myanmar
18 Feb 21
Caritas Australia stands in solidarity with the people of Myanmar during these particularly challenging times. We pray for all of the people in Myanmar, especially the vulnerable and marginalised communities who will be most severely impacted by the recent political upheavals.
Hope in an unlikely place: Jamila's story
18 Feb 21
Jamila, a twenty-two-year old single mother, lives in the world’s largest refugee camp in in Bangladesh. A Rohingya woman, she fled the armed conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State to save herself, her elderly mother and eight-month-old baby daughter.
Lockdowns no barrier to communities striving to ‘Be More’ with Project Compassion 2021
17 Feb 21
At a time of such upheaval and challenge across the globe, possibly the greatest world-wide challenges since the inception of Project Compassion, Caritas Australia encourages all Australians to ‘Be More’ this year to help vulnerable communities.
Caritas India receives prestigious Mahatma Gandhi award for its response to COVID-19
09 Feb 21
Caritas Australia’s partner, Caritas India, has recently been awarded the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Award 2020 for COVID-19 Humanitarian Efforts.
The award recognises the tireless work of Caritas India during the pandemic to reach the most vulnerable communities.
Caritas Australia responds to emergencies across Fiji, Indonesia and Tonga
25 Jan 21
Natural disasters, including two cyclones and an earthquake, have struck the Asia-Pacfic in recent months, with already vulnerable communities struggling to deal with displacement and upheaval, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.