Posts Tagged ‘Disaster relief’

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

Working as one to restore Taveuni after Winston

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

A group of people, headed by Nakia Resort owner Robin Kelly and her daughter Julie, have been involved in restoring homes and delivering much-needed food rations and relief supplies to communities on the island of Taveuni that have been affected by cyclone Winston. Julie and her team have raised $102,000 with over $44,000 to food Read more

Drought: Near 3 million in PNG lack food and water

Friday, November 20th, 2015

AN estimated one-third of the population of Papua New Guinea is now suffering in from the country’s worst drought this century and experts predict El Nino’s influence will carry on until March next year. The Red Cross in Papua New Guinea says drought-resistant crops and food supplies are desperately needed in the drought-affected Highlands. The Read more

Guam Church helps out neighbours in Saipan after Soudelor

Friday, August 14th, 2015

The Archdiocese of Agãna, (Guam) has organised a donation drive for residents of Saipan who have been affected Typhoon Soudelor. Saipan is 218 kilometres from Guam, in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Catholic parishes, schools and organisations have been collecting non-perishable food items and funds to assist victims of Soudelor. Water, rice and Read more

Caritas worker just back from Vanuatu now off to Nepal

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

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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

Vanuatu: aid confirms cargo cult prophecy

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Two elders from the John Frum movement, on Tanna Island, say their recently-deceased prophet had predicted a major event would occur in 2016. They say the cyclone, and subsequent aid, are a precursor to a major event that was foretold to take place next year. The island of Tanna in Vanuatu is known for its Read more

Caritas worker in Vanuatu impressed by people’s resilience

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

Mormons to help rebuild 166 houses in Ha’apai

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga is starting to rebuild 116 houses that were destroyed by Cyclone Ian earlier this year. The church’s Tonga Service Centre Manager Howard Niu says they have signed with local contractor Oregon Pacific International to carry out the construction. Mr Niu says the houses will be Read more