Tag Archives: Caritas

Nepal Earthquake – Shelter still the priority one year later

Man Bahadur Garti Chetri

Man Bahadur Garti Chetri

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

Advent on the go with Caritas Australia

Advent Jesse tree

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

Crisis in Congo – Church leaders say DRC on brink of war

Congolese women – Caritas Australia

Media Release, 23 November, 2012

Fear and insecurity has sent tens of thousands of innocent civilians into hiding and flight as the M23 Rebels now occupy Goma, the main city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The military spokesperson of the M23 has now publically declared that the rebels are prepared to march onwards to take over the country’s capital, Kinshasa should the people “invite” them.

Caritas is extremely concerned that water and electricity supplies have been cut off; accentuating the panic and uncertainty amongst the city of one million people. Continue reading

Typhoon Washi fallout escalates, Caritas Australia opens appeal for Philippines

Photo by Bobby Timonera

Media Release
December 19, 2011

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


LEAVE the chocolates in the aisle, your friends eat too much anyway.

LEAVE the wine on the shelf, your Dad doesn’t need another drop.

LEAVE the handcreams where they are, your Mum doesn’t really doesn’t like them.

AND don’t even think about toys. There’s just no more room for them.
So take a deep breath. For Christmas why not buy your kin something useful? Something really useful.

Aid and development agency, Caritas Australia, has launched its 2011 Global Gifts campaign _ a one-stop shop for anyone who thinks beyond their own wants. Continue reading


Over a million people have been left dead, homeless or in danger since Typhoon Nesat tore through the South-East Asian nations of Cambodia and the Philippines.

Floodwaters continue to overwhelm cities, towns and villages including Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, and Luzon in the Philippines. Continue reading