24 Nov 22
Caritas agencies are responding after over 50,000 people were displaced in the wake of the magnitude 5.6 earthquake that struck Indonesia this week.
Archbishop Mark Coleridge leads Blessing of Caritas Australia’s new office on his first day as Board Director
23 Nov 22
Most Reverend Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane has been formally appointed to the Board of Caritas Australia. On November 22 he led the Caritas Australia staff and volunteers in a Blessing of the organisation’s new Sydney office in Mascot.
22 Nov 22
The United Nations climate summit recently came to a close in Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt, with Catholic delegates from around the world, including Caritas Australia, welcoming the historic deal on Loss and Damage for developing nations in the final decisions of COP27.
21 Nov 22
Most Reverend Archbishop Mark Coleridge of Brisbane has been formally appointed to the Board of Caritas Australia and will begin his tenure this week.
17 Nov 22
Polling commissioned by Caritas Australia to coincide with COP27 finds climate change is the biggest concern for three out of four young Australians, well ahead of conflict and health crises.
Caritas Australia raises over $100,000 for women and girls globally at their Women for the World fundraiser
16 Nov 22
Now in its eighth year, the Caritas Australia ‘Women for the World’ event has brought together Australians to stand in solidarity with their sisters across the globe, bringing in an impressive $106,000 for programs supporting women and girls in just one day.
10 Nov 22
Polling commissioned by Caritas Australia to coincide with COP27 finds climate change
is the biggest global concern for two thirds of Australians, easily outranking armed
conflict, even as war rages in Ukraine.
25 Oct 22
Caritas Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment of $1.4 billion towards aid and development over the next four years. The Labor Government has focussed on supporting Australia’s region, with an increase of $900 million to the Pacific and Timor-Leste and $470 million to Southeast Asia.
Pacific Island countries make historic grassroots declaration on climate change emergency in Kioa, Fiji
24 Oct 22
Pacific Island countries have made history with the first ever climate declaration in the region to be led by communities rather than politicians.
12 Oct 22
Ukraine has been hit by a devastating new wave of missile attacks and other airstrikes across the country, leaving scores of civilians killed and injured.
04 Oct 22
The Pacific region is facing a perfect storm of climate change induced disasters and skyrocketing debt burdens, according to a new report. This, combined with the shocks of COVID-19 and the international cost of living crisis, could lead to unprecedented economic instability in Australia’s region without immediate intervention.
27 Sep 22
Thousands of people are displaced and eight dead after Typhoon Noru slammed into the north of the Philippines late on Sunday, reaching wind speeds of 170 km/h.
26 Sep 22
As part of their visit to Australia to compete in the 2022 UCI Road World Championships, the first ever Vatican World Cycling Team joined Caritas Australia to learn about truth-telling and reconciliation.
13 Sep 22
Students in the Solomon Islands have returned to school after months of disruptions caused by COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdowns.
08 Sep 22
This week Caritas Australia CEO, Kirsty Robertson, joins 40 Christian women leaders as part of the Micah Women Leaders Delegation, to urge Australia's political leaders to prevent impending humanitarian crisis.
02 Sep 22
Caritas Australia’s partners are responding to the devastating floods in Pakistan that have left a trail of destruction across the country, claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people.
10 Aug 22
After a remarkable career of 30 years, Caritas Australia is saying farewell to Sothy Lay, Caritas Australia’s Country Representative in Cambodia.
04 Aug 22
To commence its annual Women for the World campaign, Caritas Australia yesterday held an event to celebrate and honour women as leaders across the world. Addressing the event as a special guest was Her Excellency Chiara Porro, the Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, who spoke on women’s leadership, the Church and the role of women in development.
01 Aug 22
Caritas Australia has joined many of Australia’s leading aid and development organisations to urge the Australian Government to help prevent a humanitarian crisis.
28 Jul 22
Over 18 million people are facing hunger in the Horn of Africa after the worst drought in decades has devastated crops and livestock across Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
15 Jul 22
Caritas Australia has been awarded the Royal Order of Sahametrei from the Cambodian Government, presented by their partner organisation Caritas Cambodia.