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Responding to Cyclone Gita

A blog by Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand's Mark Mitchell on 04 March 2018 

It’s now three weeks since the most powerful cyclone in 60 years passed over the islands of Tongatapu and ‘Eua in th

Surviving in South Sudan

A blog by Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand's Mark Mitchell on 05 January 2018 

It’s always challenging to walk into a camp for displaced people or refugees.

Rohingya refugees living on a knife edge in Bangladesh

A blog by Caritas Scotland’s Valentine Morgan on 18 December 2017

More than 655,000 Rohingya refugees have now fled over the border into neighbouring Bangladesh where they find themselves h

Solomons partner Billy Mae receives OBE

Hard work in education has paid off for Caritas partner Billy Mae of Solomon Islands. He received an OBE recently for his dedication in the field of tertiary education.

Cyclone-safer houses in Vanuatu

When Cyclone Winston hit Vanuatu in March 2015, the Port Vila suburb of Anamburu was one of the worst affected.

Doug Tennent: Standing against injustice

*Pictured above on his return to New Zealand.

Our oceans, our future

This World Oceans Day (8 June) we celebrate the Oceans as one of the most integral sources of life on earth. By preserving the oceans, we preserve integral human development, which is a key principle of Catholic social teaching.

Preparing Communities in Samoa

By Petra Wheatley - a Catholic Volunteer Overseas with Caritas Samoa.

I’m 24 years old, born and bred in Wellington, and have been placed with Caritas Samoa in Apia from January to May, 2017 as a Programmes Team Assistant supporting the small team to deliver some of the projects the organisation has within the community.

Stewardship of the Pacific Ocean – our responsibility to protect

Caritas organisations and partners over the last two decades have been noticing an increasing number of significant changes in the environment, all of which are impacting most on the poorest communities.

Responding by God's mercy in South Sudan

It’s searing in Juba today, significantly hotter than when I was here in August last year. I’m sitting in the Caritas South Sudan office with a fan on each side of the room, but it feels like I’m sitting in an oven...

Growing resilience in PNG Highlands

The El Nino of 2015/2016 was unforgiving, decimating crops, drying up water sources and cutting communities in the Papua New Guinea Highlands adrift, as they either suffered in remote areas or left

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