As Nepal marks the first anniversary of two devastating earthquakes this week, the Caritas international network continues to invest millions of dollars to assist survivors.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April last followed by another on 12 May, 2015 left almost 9,000 people dead, caused numerous casualties and destroyed tens of thousands of homes and buildings.
A major focus of the global Caritas network has been to provide good quality housing. As the Caritas member agency chosen by Caritas Nepal to play a lead coordination role among 18 Caritas agencies from around the world, Caritas Australia has been very active in this response. Continue reading →
Due to overwhelming popularity, Caritas Australia’s Advent calendar based on the ancient Christian symbol of the Jesse tree has returned for Christmas 2012.
In Advent, the Jesse tree reminds us of Biblical characters and events that prepared God’s people for the birth of Jesus. Join Caritas Australia and use the Jesse tree to reflect, pray and act in solidarity with their partners and for the world’s poor.
“Christmas is a precious time of year and one I cherish personally,” said Jack de Groot, CEO, Caritas Australia. “Let us reflect and rejoice this season of Advent as we herald the birth of our saviour, Jesus Christ. Continue reading →
With the death toll rising dramatically to 652, more than 50,000 displaced and over 800 people still missing, aid and development agency, Caritas Australia, has requested urgent public support from Australians to deal with the large-scale emergency response needed in the Philippines. Continue reading →