Posts Tagged ‘Caritas Australia’

Caritas Australia rushes to aid landslide victims in Papua New Guinea

Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Caritas Australia mobilised relief efforts to aid victims of a horrific landslide that devastated remote communities in Papua New Guinea. “Our partners on the ground in Papua New Guinea are currently conducting a rapid needs assessment in the affected villages to determine the most urgent priorities,” Caritas Australia stated on its website on May 28. Read more

Smaller gender pay gap for women with Catholic employers

Thursday, March 7th, 2024
gender pay gap

Women with Catholic employers are well-supported financially, with a smaller gender pay gap than their peers. Released on 27 February, the first national Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) report also notes some say their employers could do more to uphold all their employees’ dignity. The WGEA investigated about 5,000 companies, each employing more than 100 Read more

Caritas Australia to host Service of Solidarity with Gaza and the Holy Land

Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

Caritas Australia will host a virtual Service of Solidarity in recognition of the human suffering in the Holy Land, serving as a place for the community to come together in hope and healing. All are welcome to the service, which will take place via Zoom on Monday, 27th November, from 4:30 to 5:00 pm AEDT. Read more

Caritas Australia launches Gaza Appeal to support displaced families

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

Following a series of surprise attacks against Israel by Hamas on Oct 7, hundreds of military air strikes have been launched across the Gaza Strip as a form of retaliation by the Israeli government. The UN reports that Gaza’s entire population is being deprived of electricity, water, fuel supplies, food, and medicine. Ongoing bombardments and Read more

Tackling global hunger – progress stalled

Thursday, July 20th, 2023
Global hunger

The fight against global hunger faces a daunting setback as the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report reveals that the world is veering off course from achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger by 2030. Although hunger levels have ceased rising at the alarming rate witnessed in 2022, the Read more

Caritas Australia welcomes humanitarian funding for Sudan

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

***MEDIA RELEASE*** Caritas Australia expresses gratitude for Australia’s commitment of $6 million in urgent humanitarian assistance to address the escalating conflict in Sudan. The conflict has exacerbated the existing humanitarian crisis in Sudan, a country already grappling with drought and chronic instability. Even prior to the current turmoil, over 15 million people, one-third of Sudan’s Read more

Caritas responding to need for humanitarian aid in Ukraine

Monday, March 7th, 2022

With queues at the border to Poland up to 15km long the Catholic Church is stepping up to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine. Among those providing support is the Catholic charity Caritas Australia, who is working directly with Caritas Ukraine and its local partner Caritas Spes. Funds to support the charity’s work in Ukraine have Read more

Caritas Australia visits Wellington for meeting

Monday, June 21st, 2021

Catholic charity Caritas Australia was welcomed to Wellington for a bilateral meeting with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand last week. The two charities’ goal was to reconfirm their commitment to collaborating on their shared objective to address global poverty and inequities. The two Catholic organisations have a long history of both informal and formal collaboration. Their Read more

Australia’s Pacific region focus ignores needs, priorities

Monday, November 19th, 2018

Australia’s focus on the Pacific region ignores needs and priorities identified by the region’s political and Church leaders, says Caritas Australia’s chief executive officer. Paul O’Callaghan spoke out after Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced an expansion of assistance to the Pacific. The assistance will include introducing long-term loans for new infrastructure projects. Infrastructure is Read more

When all those you love disappear

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Lulu Mitshabu tells us to close our eyes. ‘Imagine your brothers, sisters, your mothers, your nieces, your nephews, your children, everybody that makes you smile, the good time you’re having,’ she says. ‘Open your eyes. The time that you took closing your eyes and thinking of your people, imagine now everybody you thought of disappeared Read more