Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’

Nepal Earthquake: Shelter a priority for remote villages Comments 0

Friday, May 8th, 2015

As Caritas’ emergency response in Nepal moves into its second week and reaches ever more remote villages, initial Government estimates are that up to 500,000 houses may have been destroyed across the country – making shelter a top priority before the torrential monsoon rains arrive in a few short weeks. Thousands of much-needed tarpaulins and Read more

Caritas worker just back from Vanuatu now off to Nepal Comments 0

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

His bags aren’t even unpacked and Miramar man Mark Mitchell is already eyeing the next disaster zone. Mitchell is a humanitarian programme coordinator for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. He has just returned from Vanuatu. He arrived there just three days after Cyclone Pam hit. Now, though dates had not yet been confirmed, he will soon Read more

Caritas quick to get on the ground in Nepal Comments 0

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
Kathmandu Struck By Powerful Earthquake

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is appealing for donations to provide humanitarian relief to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. Caritas responded rapidly to the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that happened on Saturday. It was centered 10 miles below the surface, less than 50 miles from the capital of Kathmandu. Assessments are coming in and Caritas Read more

Vatican singer judge for Caritas song writing competition Comments 0

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Caritas’ SINGout4JUSTICE annual school song writing competition for Years 7-13 students will be judged by a panel that includes Laura Collins, a Wellington singer/songwriter who performed at the Vatican earlier this year. Ms Collins performed at the Voices of Faith women’s storytelling event in Rome last month, singing a ballad written by fellow Kiwi musician Steve Read more

Caritas worker in Vanuatu impressed by people’s resilience Comments 0

Friday, April 10th, 2015

What struck me most about the situation was the resilience of the people”, says Mark Mitchell. Mitchell is the Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator for Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. “Despite all they have gone through they are simply getting on with the business of rebuilding their homes and livelihoods.” Mitchell has been in Vanuatu, as part of Read more

Cyclone Pam – 9 bags of Rice and 200L of water for 1200 Comments 1

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
après le cyclone (23) cathédrale Vila1

Food and water as well as shelter are a major concern for the people of Vanuatu. Residents on the outer island of Enae say they will run out of food and water in a week and desperately need help. Health worker Donald Kalsong said some supplies have reached Enae, but not enough. He said only Read more

Vanuatu Bishop says shelter a priority Comments 0

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

“In Port Vila the destruction is everywhere, and there’s no news from anyone around the islands yet,” says the Bishop of Port Vila, John Bosco Baremes. “There’s just no shelter, with so much having been blown away, and people will need somewhere to shelter while they rebuild.” Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand and Caritas Australia are Read more