23 Feb 22
Caritas Australia is deeply alarmed at the deteriorating conditions faced by many people in Afghanistan. The country is facing one of the worst droughts seen in decades, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as decades of political instability and chronic poverty.
09 Feb 22
Case numbers of COVID-19 have soared from zero to 2,790 in the small Pacific nation of the Solomon Islands. The first case was reported on 19 January, and within 12 hours more than 100 cases had been reported. So far 25 people have died from COVID-19 in the country.
23 Dec 21
Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos will be left homeless this Christmas in the wake of the catastrophic Typhoon Rai, many without clean water, power, food, telecommunications or medicine. At last count around 662,000 were displaced by the storm, and at least 159,000 homes have been damaged.
20 Dec 21
Lebanon is facing a dire humanitarian crisis as the country has been plunged into what the World Bank says may be one of the three worst economic crises the world has seen in the past 150 years.
20 Dec 21
At least 200 people were killed and a further 780,000 impacted by Typhoon Rai, which slammed into the Philippines with wind gusts of up to 235 km/h last Thursday, 16 December.
12 Dec 21
This festive season, you can support some of the most marginalised and vulnerable people around the world through Caritas Australia’s Christmas Appeal.
30 Nov 21
After another challenging year, Caritas Australia is calling on Australians to renew their faith and commitment to helping those less fortunate by giving a gift that makes a real difference for those in need this Christmas.
26 Nov 21
Protests have broken out this week in Honiara, the capital of the Solomon Islands, prompting aid workers to raise concerns about the impacts of the unrest on access to food and livelihoods.
17 Nov 21
With the Laudato Si Action Platform moving into the commitment phase, Catholic Earthcare has launched Earthcare Parishes to assist parishes on their journey towards the Laudato Si Goals.
11 Oct 21
Caritas Australia, as a part of the End COVID For All Campaign, is urging the Federal Government to commit to supporting developing countries in the fight against COVID-19 before the virus mutates and renders current vaccines ineffective.
20 Sep 21
Lebanon's financial crisis continues to worsen with 90 per cent wiped off the value of the local currency since 2019, food prices inflated by up to 1000 per cent in some cases, and three-quarters of the population plunged into poverty in less than 18 months.
16 Sep 21
From 17 to 23 September, all donations to Caritas Australia’s Women for the World campaign will be doubled by a generous group of supporters, until we reach our target of $250,000. By donating during this period, supporters can help raise an amazing quarter of a million dollars to support vulnerable people around the world.
06 Sep 21
Caritas Australia has launched its annual Women for the World campaign - which brings Australians together to help empower vulnerable women with the skills and resources they need to take control of their lives and forge their path out of poverty.
20 Aug 21
Lebanon has reached boiling point from enduring a series of crises that have been escalating over the past 18 months. Today, the population faces a dire humanitarian crisis with the country rapidly running out of power, water, fuel, medicine and food.
19 Aug 21
After the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck the south of Haiti on Saturday August 14, Catholic agencies, Catholic Relief Services and Caritas Haiti have been working to provide relief to over 75,000 families affected.
18 Aug 21
Families are fleeing their homes, their livelihoods and their loved ones in Afghanistan after the lightning speed return to power by the Taliban, the fundamentalist faction that has now regained power after 20 years.
12 Aug 21
To respond to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor, and support the Social Justice statement 2021/2022, Catholic Earthcare Australia has launched the national #act4ourcommonhome campaign.
06 Aug 21
The Haitian government has declared a state of emergency, and is anticipating casualties and injuries to rise.
05 Aug 21
On August 4 2020, a tragic explosion in the Beirut port in Lebanon killed more than 200 people, injured more than 7,500 and left approximately 300,000 homeless.
30 Jul 21
This World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30, Caritas Australia celebrates its partner, Caritas Cambodia, working to help prevent human trafficking. Caritas Cambodia supports prisoners to develop the skills necessary to find meaningful work after imprisonment
22 Jul 21
Indonesia continues to battle a serious outbreak of COVID-19, which is quickly spiraling out of control as the virulent Delta variant spreads across the nation.