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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Men in a village devastated by drought in southwestern Ethiopia. Photo: Zacharias Abubeker/Caritas Australia.

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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Impending catastrophe leads calls to help fight famine

10 Aug 22

CEO Kirsty Robertson shares the story of her trip to Ethiopia, where she met families severely impacted by the drought and hunger crisis. 

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Lulu Mitshabu visiting Caritas Australia Partners in DRC in Jan 2023. Photo: Lulu Mitshabu, Caritas Australia.

I’m from the worst place in the world to be a woman. This is what I want you to know.

03 Jul 22

Lulu Mitshabu, Africa Program Coordinator for DRC, tells the harrowing story of fleeing her homeland for her family's safety, and how that experience has compelled her to fight for the rights of women and girls in DRC ever since. 

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We cannot forget other global crises as we focus on Ukraine

21 Jun 22

Former Board member Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv reflects on his own experience as a refugee and the challenges confronting refugees and migrants today. 

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Oliva collecting grain in Tanzania. Photo credit: ??

How empowering one woman in a village can unlock change

30 Sep 21

Kirsty Robertson talks about how Caritas Australia's programs help women to realise their potential and create positive change in their communities. 

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How to bring constructive optimism into each day – despite the avalanche of devastation and painful news

22 Sep 21

Kirsty Robertson, CEO of Caritas Australia, shares some advice for those in the social sector on how to acknowledge the hardships going on around you, while recognising that you are not responsible for the overall outcome – only for the part you play. 

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Our moral duty towards Afghan refugees

30 Aug 21

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Bishop of Parramatta and former Chairperson at Caritas Australia, tells his story of fleeing Vietnam as a boat person, and our moral duty towards refugees from Afghanistan. 

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A student uses a tippy tap at a school. Photo: Caritas Australia PNG.

Working together to achieve healthcare equity for all

20 Apr 21

Former Caritas Australia Board Director John Watkins reflects on the challenges of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in Papua New Guinea. 

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Halima in a Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Inmanuel Chayan Biswas/Caritas Bangladesh.

Giving women the opportunities to thrive

09 Mar 21

CEO Kirsty Robertson talks about supporting women living in poverty for International Women's Day 2021. 

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