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Caritas helps with earthquake relief in Rieti, Italy

A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and leaving at least 250 dead. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck around the Rieti region.

Caritas staff gather at World Youth Day

Written  by Mary Moeono-Kolio

An uncertain calm in South Sudan

When the guns started firing again in Juba, South Sudan on July 7, it brought to an end the fragile ceasefire between the two factions of the Transitional Government of National Unity and forced th

South Sudan: Five years after the birth of a nation

Written by Meabh Smith, Trōcaire (Caritas Ireland)

Ko te reo te taikura ō te whakaaro marama - language is the key to understanding

“It is as Māori that the lord calls you; it is as Māori that you belong to the Church, the one body of Christ.”

The reality of war in Syria

War broke out in Syria five years ago, and cities like Aleppo and Damascus have been largely reduced to rubble.

Suppressing their consciences: Easter Trading Bill

In December 2009, a current National Member of Parliament sent a handwritten Christmas card to Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, which said: “Thank you for your letter…urging me to vote against the Eas

Benefit Impact a ‘transformative experience’ for many

“Right from the beginning, the very small Christian community was concerned with needs of the poor, the neglected and the vulnerable.”

Picking up the pieces: recovery in Fiji

From remote hillside settlements where families continue to huddle together in a single house, to a village having to manage the devastation in isolation because of a disease quarantine, the effect

Making an impact on benefits

St Joseph's parish in Upper Hutt will welcome beneficiaries to an Archdiocesan “Benefit Impact” event being hosted by the parish from 10-13 May.

Getting the washing done: Fiji life after Cyclone Winston

 

Written by Mark Mitchell - Humanitarian Programmes Coordinator, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust