Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’

Migrants: Global problem needs a global solution Comments 0

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

On December 10-11, the United Nations will convened at an intergovernmental conference in Marrakech, Morocco to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), establishing global agreement on a common approach toward international migration. In 2016, the 193 members of the UN – including New Zealand – agreed unanimously that protecting those Read more

“Alarm bells should be ringing in the corridors of power” Comments 0

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Responding to the release of the latest Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), leaders of Catholic development agencies around the world have launched an urgent call for action, as there isn’t much time available to tackle the crisis without running into terrible consequences. Clearly, there is Read more

Climate finance for the most vulnerable woefully inadequate Comments 0

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
climate finance

Leaders from the Oceania region have gathered in Wellington for the launch of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s fifth State of the Environment report for Oceania, Waters of Life, Oceans of Mercy, which was released on St Francis Day, 4 October. Participants have come from many parts of the Pacific region – Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia, Caroline Read more

Wellington to host Forum for 30 delegates from 11 pacific countries Comments 0

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is hosting this year’s Caritas Oceania Forum in Wellington next month, on 1-5 October. This is the first time the Forum has been held in Aotearoa New Zealand since 2011 when it was held in Auckland. It was last held in Wellington in 2006. The event will attract 30 delegates from Read more

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand supporting Philippines in Typhoon Aftermath Comments 0

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is accepting donations towards a Rapid Response Appeal to support Caritas Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Mangkhut (local name: Ompong). The typhoon swept through the Philippines this weekend with over 4.3 million people in its path. NASSA/Caritas Philippines is responding and is carrying out assessments of the impact. Heavy landslides, Read more

Workshops about disability and participation – everyone has a role to play Comments 0

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

People with disabilities want to be treated as people first – rather than by being defined by impairment and everyone has a role to play in helping bring that to fruition. That was the message from the 2018 Social Justice Week Workshop held last Saturday at St Thomas More Parish Church in Mt. Maunganui. Caritas Read more

Caritas NZ supports non violent protest in Gaza Comments 0

Monday, May 21st, 2018

For many years, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has promoted human dignity, peace and development in the Holy Land. This has been demonstrated via our partnerships with Bethlehem University and Caritas Jerusalem. The recent violence near the Gaza-Israel border pains us. However, we find encouragement in the words of Pope Francis, “[we need to redouble our Read more

Kiwi aid worker to help in Rohingya refugee crisis Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Caritas Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Mark Mitchell, has just left for Bangladesh to assess the needs of Caritas Bangladesh. They provide aid to individuals and families caught up in the Rohingya refugee crisis, as well as provide support in emergency response strategies. Violence against Rohingya in Rakhine State escalated to a critical point, driving an estimated 671,500 Read more

Caritas welcomes Budget direction – but lasting results will be the real test Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

In welcoming the government’s Budget announcement today, Caritas says it heralds proposed changes that could help families, people on low incomes and the environment. The government will, however, still need to demonstrate how money reaches those at the grassroots and most impacted by poverty. They are still keen to hear how the Government will report Read more

Caritas and Habitat helping Tongans rebuild after Cyclone Gita Comments 0

Thursday, April 26th, 2018
cyclone gita

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is working with communities affected by Cyclone Gita to provide training and repair kits in a joint programme with Habitat for Humanity. The programme will ensure that communities have the skills necessary to rebuild, said Amelia Ma’afu the acting director of Caritas Tonga. The Support to Self-Recovery programme provides timber, tools, equipment Read more