Caritas Staff responding to earthquake damage. Photo: Caritas network.

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Hundreds feared dead after Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar and Bangladesh

17 May 23

The intense Cyclone Mocha crashed through Myanmar and southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, making landfall between Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh and Myanmar's Sittwe with winds of up to 210 kilometres per hour.  

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Caritas Australia CEO Kirsty Robertson elected Vice President of Caritas Internationalis

16 May 23

The 22nd General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis (May 11-16) in Rome has elected Kirsty Robertson, CEO of Caritas Australia, as the new Vice President of Caritas Internationalis, to serve the Confederation over the next four years across 162 national Caritas member organisations. 

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Caritas Internationalis welcomes its thirteenth President, Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi

15 May 23

The 22nd General Assembly of Caritas Internationalis (May 11-16) taking place in Rome has, on the evening of May 13, elected Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi as the new President of Caritas Internationalis to serve the Confederation over the next four years. 

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Vietnamese Community in Wollongong raise $13,791 for the victims of the Türkiye/Syria Earthquake

11 May 23

On Sunday 16 April, the Vietnamese Community in Wollongong (VCA) raised an incredible $13,791 at a fundraiser dinner for Caritas Australia, to support people impacted by the Türkiye-Syria earthquake.   

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A storm is brewing over the Pacific region as climate and debt crises collide

08 Mar 23

Caritas Oceania President, Cardinal Mafi, shares the story of his island home Tonga, and how it is has been impacted by climate change. 

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I’ve been an NGO worker for more than 25 years. The Africa hunger crisis is the worst I’ve ever seen.

09 Jan 23

CEO Kirsty Robertson tells the story of our partners facing serious drought and hunger in the Horn of Africa. 

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Charity should not end at Australia's coastline

20 Dec 22

CEO Kirsty Robertson and Reverend Tim Costello urge Australian Government to remember global poor as part of Help Fight Famine campaign.

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Why we need a special day to see the poor

10 Nov 22

Michael McGirr, Caritas Australia's Mission Facilitator, shares a reflection on World Day of the Poor.

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