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Charity Ukraine

Intensified hostilities in Ukraine trigger new wave of displacement

Caritas Australia’s partners in Ukraine report intensified hostilities in front-line areas and border communities, triggering a new wave of displacement as security concerns heighten and aid becomes harder to deliver. 

Charity Mission

Generosity of Australian Catholics helps more than 500,000 people

More than half a million people received access to health care, clean water, education and housing through Jesuit Mission Australia-supported programs in 14 countries last year, thanks to the generosity of the Australian Catholic community.

Charity Middle East

Caritas releases sobering update from partners in Gaza

Caritas Australia has shared an update from its partners in Gaza, with workers and the people they are helping describing sobering stories from the war-torn region. 


Love, compassion guide Caritas in working with world’s most vulnerable

Caritas Australia is celebrating 60 years since it was founded as the Catholic Overseas Relief Committee in 1964. 


Caritas joins call to address global humanitarian issues

Caritas Australia has taken part in a series of events in Canberra designed to engage ministers on critical global humanitarian issues of concern.

Charity Europe

Trevi Fountain coin ritual helps the poor of Rome

For hundreds of years, visitors have descended on Rome’s Trevi Fountain to make a wish, following a ritual coin toss. But the coins the tourists rarely give a second thought to actually provide practical help to people they will never meet. Source: ABC News.

Charity Cost Of Living

New ACT Vinnies chief says housing crisis a ‘national emergency’

The St Vincent de Paul Society ACT’s new president has described Australia’s rise in the cost of living and housing unaffordability as both a crisis and a national emergency. Source: Catholic Voice.

Charity Ukraine

Pope pleads for just and lasting peace in Ukraine

Pope Francis yesterday lamented the deaths, injuries, destruction and anguish of the past two years since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine – a period, he said, “that is becoming terribly long and whose end is not yet in sight”. Source: Vatican News. 

Charity Family Violence Women

Vinnies opens refuge for women escaping domestic violence

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has opened a new purpose-built women’s refuge in Western Sydney, which will provide supported crisis accommodation for women over 45 who are seeking refuge from domestic and family violence.