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Charity Lent

Project Compassion helping those hit by war, crises and disasters

One of the longest-running charity campaigns in the nation, Caritas Australia’s annual Project Compassion Lenten appeal, has helped support hundreds of thousands of people hit by humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters in the last year.

Charity Foreign Aid

You can help poor communities, bishop tells students

Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Richard Umbers has urged Catholic school students to reflect more deeply on the challenges faced by communities living in poverty overseas and consider practical ways to offer them ongoing help. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Charity Foreign Aid

Caritas hears the cries of the desperate

After driving down a dry riverbed, 18 kilometres from the nearest road, Caritas Australia chief Kirsty Robertson arrived at the Ethiopian village where the charity worked and met a woman named Mali. Source: The Catholic Leader.


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.