Posts Tagged ‘Humanitarian aid’

Bishop warns of grave consequences

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

The Archbishop of Ciudad Bolívar warned Saturday of “very grave consequences” for the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro after the destruction of humanitarian aid that entered the country. Read more Related Posts:Caritas Pakistan plans for humanitarian crisis at…Brexit Bill could undermine peace in Northern IrelandWellington council’s considering a rent-a-grave schemeChristian leaders unite to warn Read more

New mobile health Clinic launched in Rarotonga

Thursday, June 28th, 2018
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A former New Zealand High Commissioner to the Cook Islands says a new mobile health clinic for Rarotonga has been designed for use in disasters. Kaveinga Ora will begin replacing the island’s 27 medical centres this week as it starts service for the island’s 13,000 people. The project is the result of two years’ work Read more

St Vincent de Paul extends a helping hand to Pacific after Gita

Monday, March 5th, 2018
Gita

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has stepped up with financial assistance to help Tonga and Samoa recover from the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita. The Society has forwarded $10,000 to Tonga and $3,000 to Samoa from its disaster relief fund. Tonga’s needs are around health, hygiene and basic food needs; in Samoa the Read more

Seriously ill Nauru refugee begs NZ PM for help

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

A refugee detained by Australia on Nauru has begged New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for help before it’s too late. Fatemah, a 55-year old refugee woman, has been told there’s an imminent risk of her sudden death because of her heart condition. The medical treatment that Fatemah needs is not available on Nauru. Australia approved Read more

Catholic aid organisations respond to rape, abuse claims

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Catholic aid organisations are renewing their commitment to protect the vulnerable. Their promise follows an investigation into international aid organisation Oxfam The Times newspaper found Oxfam UK workers demanded sex for money following a catastrophic earthquake in Haiti in 2010. The newspaper also accused Oxfam officials of financial mismanagement, harassment, bullying and negligent supervision. “We are Read more

Caritas responds to worldwide emergencies

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

2017 is shaping up to be a devastating year due to environment-related disasters. From severe monsoon rains in South Asia, to Mexicos record-breaking 8.1 magnitude earthquake, to the recent destruction of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, events … Caritas responds to worldwide emergencies. Continue reading Related Posts:Caritas Aotearoa releases annual environment reportCaritas Aotearoa NZ’s helping in Read more

El Niño – short and long term planning underway

Friday, September 25th, 2015

The Catholic Church in Papua New Guinea is already providing aid for communities affected by frost and droughts. Planning is underway for relief assistance in the future should the developing El Niño be as severe as climatologists are predicting. Crop gardens have already been destroyed by frost and rivers and creeks have either dried up 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