July 24, 2017

  • Caritas working with Catholic Church dioceses to support the County governments as they develop their capacities to sustainably tap and exploit precious water reserves in Kenya's Arid and Semi-Arid Lands, or ASALs. Photo by Nancy McNally/Catholic Relief Services
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    Engagement and collaboration with the governments still needed to implement SDGs on the ground

Engagement and collaboration with the governments still needed to implement SDGs on the ground

By |24 July 2017|

Caritas Sierra Leone and Caritas Kenya provided examples of meaningful engagement with governments to implement the SDGs on the ground. Caritas called for stronger signs of political will at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on SDGs
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    ‘Where is love?’ At World Youth Day in the Krakow suburbs

‘Where is love?’ At World Youth Day in the Krakow suburbs

By |31 July 2016|

Caritas youth was celebrated at World Youth Day 2016 with Cardinal Luis Tagle and young people from Caritas from across the world.

March 8, 2016

Fiji life after Cyclone Winston

By |8 March 2016|

Scenes of devastation and of life continuing on Viti Levu Island, Fiji following Cyclone Winston where Caritas is partnering with the Archdiocese of Suva to deliver aid.

November 17, 2015

Oceania on the frontline of climate change

By |17 November 2015|

Global temperatures averaging almost 1oC above normal. For people in some parts of the world, this might still seem like a technical measurement, or a future concern. For us in Oceania, it is rapidly becoming a matter of life or death.

April 17, 2015

Cleaning up Vanuatu after the storm

By |17 April 2015|

Groups of locals have taken to the streets of Port Vila, Vanuatu to help clean up the neighbourhoods hardest hit by Cyclone Pam as part of Caritas relief efforts.

March 20, 2015

Shelter crucial in Vanuatu after cyclone

By |20 March 2015|

More than half the population of Vanuatu is homeless following Cyclone Pam. Caritas will provide temporary shelter with the arrival in Port Vila of 2000 tarpaulins in the next few days.

Church critical role in cyclone response on Vanuatu

By |19 March 2015|

Caritas Australia and Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand are leading the Caritas Internationalis response in Vanuatu with the Catholic Church after the Pacific island nation was devastated by Cyclone Pam.

Vanuatu counts cost of Cyclone Pam

By |16 March 2015|

Up to 90 percent of buildings on one of Vanuatu main islands have been destroyed or damaged as aid workers rush to help survivors of Cyclone Pam. Caritas has sent emergency staff to Vanuatu to link up with local church structures.

June 20, 2013

World Refugee Day: In their faces is the face of Christ

By |20 June 2013|

Pope Francis called attention to refugee families "often forced to flee their homes and countries in a hurry and losing all their belongings and their security to escape violence, persecution or serious discrimination because of their religion, ethnic identity or political ideas."

March 7, 2013

International Women’s Day: Tapa in Tonga

By |7 March 2013|

Groups involved in the three-year Caritas programme will reach 425 households in 21 villages across Tongatapu and Vava’u to the north.

December 17, 2012

Youth make big climate splash in Oceania

By |17 December 2012|

While the Doha climate talks were wrapping up, over 700 young people from throughout the Pacific came to this event in Auckland, to learn, be inspired, have fun and take action. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand sponsored 12 from New Zealand and two from Vanuatu to attend.

October 7, 2011

Oceania feeling the brunt of climate change

By |7 October 2011|

February 22, 2011

Earthquake in New Zealand

By |22 February 2011|

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake, depth 5km, occurred 10 km south-east of Christchurch last night in New Zealand. Current reports are that large parts of the city have been damaged and there are a number of casualties. A state of emergency has been declared in the city. Caritas New Zealand said this morning, “We are attempting to obtain as accurate a picture as possible in terms of damage to property and lives, which we believe is considerably more than as a result of the last quake in Sep 2010." Caritas New Zealand does not usually respond to domestic emergencies, but works alongside Catholic Social Services and St. Vincent de Paul to channel funding for their work of trauma counselling and relief supplies respectively. Caritas is as yet unable to say what response will be. Meanwhile Caritas requests your prayers and solidarity for the victims of this event.