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Project Compassion working to lift vulnerable communities out of poverty 

Throughout Lent, Caritas Australia has shared stories of people whose lives have been transformed thanks to Australians’ support of the charity’s annual Project Compassion campaign. 

Charity Foreign Aid

Charities call for $110m funding boost for hunger hotspots

A $110 million increase in foreign aid to global hunger hotspots from the Australian Government could help avoid a catastrophe, says Caritas Australia together with a group of aid organisations. Source: Canberra Times.

Appeal Charity

Project Compassion supports Indigenous ‘Young Mums and Bubs’ group

Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion this week highlights the work of Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation’s Young Mums and Bubs Group, which supports women with practical support and mentoring.

Charity Leadership

St Vincent de Paul Society installs new leader

Mark Gaetani was officially inducted as the St Vincent de Paul Society’s 18th national council president by Canberra-Goulburn Archbishop Christopher Prowse at St Christopher’s Cathedral in Canberra last weekend. Source: Catholic Voice.

Appeal Charity

Project Compassion helps Priscilla beat drought

Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign introduces us this week to Priscilla from Zimbabwe, who is using her conservation farming skills to grow drought-resistant crops and farm poultry to support her family during the current food crisis.


Caritas helps Vietnamese farmer learn new skills

Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion campaign this week introduces Thu from Vietnam, who has learnt essential skills through a program supported by the charity. 

Charity Disaster

Caritas raises $1m for earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria

Caritas Australia has raised more than $1 million to help people in need following the catastrophic February 6 earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.

Charity Ukraine

Caritas and Jesuit Mission continue support for Ukraine

Australian Catholic charities Caritas Australia and Jesuit Mission have reflected on the devastation and humanitarian toll on Ukraine on the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion.

Charity Foreign Aid

Caritas welcomes Government’s $33m commitment to humanitarian aid

Caritas Australia has welcomed the Albanese Government’s announcement it will contribute an additional $25 million to help address food insecurity in the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Pakistan, and a further $8 million for earthquake assistance in Türkiye and Syria.