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Caritas humanitarian worker returning to South Sudan for famine response

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 15:15

Following the declaration of famine in South Sudan, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s lead humanitarian aid worker, Mark Mitchell, is currently preparing to return to the world’s newest nation to help coordinate the Caritas response to the worsening

Budget 2017 must prioritise community wellbeing

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 09:00

Echoing the words of Pope Francis, who has warned that economic progress that diminishes people’s quality of life is no progress at all, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is urging the government to attend to the wellbeing of vulnerable communities whe

‘No remedy for death’, says Caritas on Euthanasia debate

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 10:45

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken out today in opposition to assisted suicide in an oral submission to the Health Select Committee looking into attitudes towards euthanasia.

Caritas welcomes NZ ratification of Paris Agreement

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 15:30

Caritas has welcomed New Zealand’s ratification of the Paris Agreement on climate change, just a day after the Catholic social justice agency’s annual State of the Environment Report for Oceania called on all nations in the region to ratify the ag

Caritas reports widespread hunger and thirst across the Pacific

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 22:15

Cases of children having to eat cassava roots softened with paracetamol and people dying from lack of food and clean water are among the examples of widespread hunger and thirst across the Pacific that are detailed in the latest Caritas State of t

State of the Environment for Oceania report considers impact of El Nino

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 15:00

On 4 October a new report is to be released which reveals the extent of suffering due to environmental changes in the Pacific.

Other media releases

Caritas humanitarian worker returning to South Sudan for famine response

Following the declaration of famine in South Sudan, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand’s lead humanitarian aid worker, Mark Mitchell, is currently preparing to return to the world’s newest nation to help

Budget 2017 must prioritise community wellbeing

Echoing the words of Pope Francis, who has warned that economic progress that diminishes people’s quality of life is no progress at all, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is urging the government to att

‘No remedy for death’, says Caritas on Euthanasia debate

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken out today in opposition to assisted suicide in an oral submission to the Health Select Committee looking into attitudes towards euthanasia.

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