21 Jan 18
In 2003 Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (WDNWPT), also known as the Purple House, was established by Walpiri and Pintupi people from the Western Desert region to support people with chronic diseases to stay on country.
16 Jan 18
Congratulations to Alexandra Gorman, the winner of our Caritas Kitchen Christmas giveaway! Alexandra won a holiday in Bali after holding a Caritas Kitchen over Christmas! Thank you to everyone who held Caritas Kitchen events over the holiday season!
15 Jan 18
In Nepal, a country prone to the impacts of climate change, sudden variations in temperature can wreak havoc on the wellbeing of rural farming communities.
It’s the Indigenous peoples (Adivasi) of Nepal, who suffer most from these changes.
10 Jan 18
The Manide are an Indigenous minority who live in Camarines Norte, a province located in the Bicol Region of Luzon, Philippines. Though many young Manide now speak Tagalog, the main language of the Philippines, Manide elders speak their own, unique language.
Through a holistic development project which secures income, improves education and improves the access of Manide people to goods and services, Caritas Australia is empowering this unique Filipino community to create a better future for themselves.
07 Jan 18
On the border of Kenya and Tanzania live the Maasai tribes people. As one of the traditional hunting and pastoralist cultures of Eastern Africa they are known for their striking dress and unique customs.
Today, however, the Maasai are grappling with socioeconomic challenges and the difficulty of integrating traditional customs into modern life. Lositete, a village in northern Tanzania, is one area where severe drought has affected the livelihoods of villagers. In the rural communities of Tanzania, the responsibility of collecting water falls primarily on women and children, who are forced to travel long distances merely to find enough of it to survive. But since the implementation of this project, improved infrastructure has brought significant change to the people of Lositete including the Maasai.
28 Dec 17
Cyclone Tembin 17, known locally as Typhoon Vinta, has devastated communities in the southern Philippines, with early reports of at least 230 people dead, and many more missing.
Caritas Australia has responded to the call of Caritas Philippines (NASSA), to assist 3,000 families (approximately 15,000 individuals) by supporting programs to provide emergency food and hygiene packs.
24 Dec 17
Cyclone Tembin 17, known locally as Typhoon Vinta, has devastated communities in the southern Philippines, with early reports of at least 180 people dead.
The Cyclone made landfall on Friday December 22nd, and has caused flooding and landslides resulting in lost lives, as well as damage to homes and livelihoods.
Cyclone Tembin follows the damage done by Tropical Depression Kai-Tak, which left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on December 19th.
21 Dec 17
More than 600,000 people, most of whom identify as Rohingya, have crossed into Bangladesh since August 2017, fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.
Caritas is providing urgent humanitarian relief to thousands of Rohingya refugees who have crossed the Myanmar border to the Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. So far, the Caritas network, led by Caritas Bangladesh has helped over 327,000 individuals, including over 40,000 families.
20 Dec 17
As we head into 2018 and reflect on the year that was, Caritas Australia would like to thank all of our donors and supporters for their contributions this year.
It is thanks to your generous donations and efforts that we have continued to serve vulnerable communities around the world, through our programs and emergency relief.
14 Dec 17
The 2017 Australian Catholic Youth Festival theme was 'Open new horizons for spreading joy', and the connection Caritas Australia made with young people at the event showed this to be true.
Relevant, vibrant and engaging activities saw thousands visit the Caritas Global Village, and the word around both the Dome and the Festival at Sydney Olympic Park was how amazing the space was.
24 Nov 17
The Caritas ‘Trekking in Solidarity’ team returned home from their Nepal trek earlier this week.
To finish off such an incredible experience, the team spent their last days in Nepal visiting the Caritas supported Earthquake Recovery Program, and connecting with people impacted by the work of Caritas. The program supports people who were affected by the 2015 earthquake, helping them rebuild their lives.
20 Nov 17
"Protection Mainstreaming – it’s not what you do, it’s how you do it."
So what IS “protection mainstreaming”? How do principles like safety, dignity and meaningful access shape our humanitarian relief programs?
This month, Caritas Australia and partners released a short animated film addressing these questions. In four short minutes, the film discusses what protection mainstreaming is and highlights eight practical considerations that agencies responding in crises can employ to promote the safety and dignity of affected communities when designing and delivering humanitarian response programs.
20 Nov 17
There are only a few more days until our Nepal trekkers return home from their journey and we want to say congratulations to the team for completing the Annapurna circuit!
17 Nov 17
The Trekking in Solidarity adventure across Nepal is well underway, with the team continuing along their journey of the Annapurna circuit.
16 Nov 17
Earlier this month, Kiribati climate activist Erietera Aram visited Australia to launch the Caritas State of the Environment report and raise awareness of the threat of climate change in the Pacific.
14 Nov 17
Our Trekking in Solidarity participants arrived in Nepal over the weekend and have begun their epic trek across the Annapurna circuit.
09 Nov 17
On November 10, our Nepal trekkers will embark on their journey along the Annapurna trail, visiting Caritas Australia-supported programs and communities, as part of the ‘Trekking in Solidarity’ event.
01 Nov 17
It would be a pretty special story to tell your child someday that before they were born, they were making a positive impact on the lives of those in need around the world.
26 Oct 17
"We arrived here the day before yesterday, and yesterday we built this shelter. We didn’t bring a thing. I just grabbed the children and ran," says 38 year old, Dilda, who fled Myanmar for Bangladesh.