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    ‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

‘For peace, people and the planet’ – Photo exhibition at General Assembly

By |8 May 2015|

Caritas thinks ahead, helping local communities alongside displaced ones to prevent conflict beginning between the two. Caritas provides skills training, education and housing – helping people get back home together, back to working and learning.
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    Sadness and strength in the face of Ebola in Liberia: the survivors tell their stories

Sadness and strength in the face of Ebola in Liberia: the survivors tell their stories

By |8 May 2015|

Rebecca Mulvah is happy to be back home in her village of Balakatala. Rebecca, 34, fled to camp out in the bush, when rumors that her village would be burned by people from a neighbouring one filled her with terror. Her village had Ebola.
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    Vigilance, soap and bleach saves lives! Caritas’ outreach campaigns in Liberia

Vigilance, soap and bleach saves lives! Caritas’ outreach campaigns in Liberia

By |7 May 2015|

In early March, Liberia was counting down to being declared Ebola-free. There had been no new cases for a week - the first time this had happened since May 2014 – and the last survivor was discharged from hospital in Monrovia.

Plea from beseiged Aleppo

By |6 May 2015|

Caritas staff in the beseiged Syrian city of Aleppo report on an unfolding humanitarian disaster and make an impassioned plea for outside help.

Caritas reaches 30,000 earthquake survivors in Nepal

By |6 May 2015|

Caritas Nepal has reached 30,000 people with much needed shelter, water and hygiene kits in seven of the most affected districts over the next two months.

Voices from Nepal

By |6 May 2015|

"My wife and two sons, 10 years and 18 months old, were in the apartment on the second floor. I've never had such a terrible experience in my house. I'll never forget it."

Nepal earthquake survivors: own tarpaulin a luxury

By |5 May 2015|

Caritas workers reach Marchugaun near Gorkha where most people are sharing three communal tents after the earthquake in Nepal destroyed homes.

Shelter supplies reach rural Nepal

By |4 May 2015|

80 houses have been destroyed in the hamlet of Panchkhal in Karve in Nepal. Caritas has distributed tarpaulins for 1150 households in the area as shelter still remains the most urgent priority.

Aid gets to devastated village in Nepal

By |3 May 2015|

90 percent of Chautara in Sindhupalchowk in Nepal has been destroyed. Caritas has been there delivering aid.

Nepal grieves for its lost loved ones

By |1 May 2015|

It took one minute to shatter Ramjandra’s life. The minute was 11:56 on Saturday 25 April 2015. It was the minute when the biggest earthquake for 92 years hit Nepal.

Devastation revealed in rural Nepal

By |1 May 2015|

Caritas aid missions are reporting that villages in remote areas of Nepal have been utterly devastated by the earthquake. Villages close to the epicentre are 60 percent destroyed with people in urgent need of shelter.

Caritas aids victims of political unrest in Burundi

By |29 April 2015|

Caritas is mobilising to help thousands of people who have fled political violence in Burundi.

Ten things you might not know about people trafficking

By |29 April 2015|

You don’t have to go to “the peripheries”, in the words of Pope Francis, to meet victims of human trafficking, because often they are “hiding in plain sight” in our societies.

Caritas looking to expand aid in Nepal

By |28 April 2015|

Most of the Caritas relief efforts have been based in Kathmandu, because of the great difficulty in accessing areas outside of the city. Over the next few days, Caritas aims to reach these areas outside of the city by mobilising its strong Church network.

Heartbreaking scenes in Nepal

By |27 April 2015|

Lilian Chan, Caritas Australia Online Editor, was working in Kathmandu when the earthquake struck. She shares her experience of being thrown into a major humanitarian emergency.