Over 120 deaths and thousands left homeless after flooding and landslides in Timor-Leste and Indonesia
07 Apr 21
Caritas Australia is raising funds to support Timor-Leste and Indonesia after 120 people were killed and thousands left homeless from extensive flooding and landslides.
25 Mar 21
At least eleven people were killed and more than 500 injured in the massive fires which swept through Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh on March 22. A further 400 people are still unaccounted for.
23 Mar 21
On March 22, a massive fire swept through Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, destroying thousands of refugee shelters, as well as health centres and other facilities.
17 Mar 21
Caritas Australia welcomes the announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia has allocated 8000 vaccines, as well as personal protective equipment and medical specialists, to support Papua New Guinea with its recent mass outbreak of COVID-19.
16 Mar 21
Papua New Guinea is facing a potential catastrophe with an alarming increase in COVID-19 cases. At least 2,269 cases have been reported since March 9, and almost 100 new cases confirmed daily.
12 Mar 21
Health providers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are struggling to contain fresh cases of Ebola virus, less than a year after the country’s tenth outbreak of the deadly virus was declared over.
04 Mar 21
On International Women’s Day, Caritas Australia joins development and aid organisations all over the world in demonstrating support for gender equality and celebrating the achievements of women worldwide.
01 Mar 21
Ash Wednesday on March 2 marks the official launch of Project Compassion 2022, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten appeal, which runs for the six weeks of Lent
24 Feb 21
Project Compassion, now in its 56th year, is one of Australia’s longest running appeals. The iconic donation boxes have well and truly become a fixture in parishes and schools across the country during the 6 weeks of Lent.
16 Feb 21
Ash Wednesday on February 17 marks the official launch of Project Compassion 2021, Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten appeal, which runs for the six weeks of Lent.
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.
18 Jan 21
Caritas Australia’s partners on the ground in Indonesia are responding to the immediate needs of over 15,000 people displaced by twin earthquakes which have rocked the island of Sulawesi.
18 Dec 20
Caritas Australia’s partners are on the ground responding to the immediate needs of thousands of people in Fiji in the aftermath of Cyclone Yasa, a Category Five storm which slammed into the low-lying Pacific island late December 17.
15 Dec 20
This Christmas, Caritas Australia is shining the light on the many vulnerable people living with disabilities around the world.
26 Nov 20
Caritas Australia’s partners are on the ground responding to the impacts of COVID-19 in eastern and southern Africa, where communities that rely on small-scale agriculture for their food and livelihoods have been severely impacted by government restrictions on gatherings.
17 Nov 20
Caritas Australia’s partners are on the ground responding to the immediate needs of hundreds of thousands of people in the aftermath of Typhoon Vamco, which has struck the Philippines only weeks after Typhoon Quinta and Super Typhoon Goni – the most powerful storm this year.
16 Nov 20
Caritas Australia’s Global Gifts are a great way to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas by showing compassion to those in need and sending joy and hope across the globe.”
02 Nov 20
Caritas Australia partners are on the ground monitoring the impact of Super Typhoon Goni, the world’s most powerful storm this year, which has struck the Philippines and will soon hit Vietnam only a week after Typhoon Quinta.
22 Oct 20
A research report released this month on environmental changes in Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific countries has found that local indigenous communities are experiencing severe impacts as a result of a changing climate.
07 Oct 20
Caritas Australia welcomes the government’s announcement in last night’s federal budget that Australia will increase economic support for COVID-19 response and recovery in our region by $304.7 million over the next two years.
06 Oct 20
On Sunday, 4th October, Pope Francis released the third encyclical letter of his pontificate: Fratelli Tutti (Brothers and Sisters All), focussing on the ideas of friendship and human solidarity.