A woman washing dishes outside her tent in Haiti.

 

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Recent emergencies

A woman washing dishes outside her tent in Haiti.

Caritas has supported many emergencies over the years. In 2010 Caritas responded to emergencies in Asia and the Pacific.

Recent emergencies

Food aid in Samoa.

Pacific emergencies

Caritas provides humanitarian relief to our partners in the Pacific.

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Indonesian villagers being evacuated after the Mt Merapi eruption.

Asian emergencies

In the last few years Caritas has provided emergency relief for Indonesia, Burma, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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A boy in a preschool where Caritas distributed bedding.

Japan tsunami

In March 2011 an earthquake and tsunami killed 15,000 people and hundreds of thousands lost their homes. Caritas responded very quickly with food and support. Caritas Japan continue to work on the recovery.

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Outside one of the transitional shelters in Bela Jijal, Pakistan, with Abdullah on the right.

Abdullah's story

When Abdullah joined the staff of Catholic Relief Services in 2010, he had visions of assisting communities in his area. Little did he know that just a few months later it would be his family that needed help.

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A woman washing dishes outside her tent in Haiti.

Haiti earthquake

The Caritas network is expecting to be involved for five years in helping build a new Haiti after the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010. The earthquake claimed more than 230,000 lives and affected 3 million people in one of the biggest disasters of recent times.

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Kamala with her children outside their new home, Sindh province, Pakistan.

Kamala's Story

When the floods came to Kamala and her family, they had 15 minutes to pack their essential belongings, including Kamala’s sewing machine, and leave home.

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