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- 6 June, 2023
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.
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.
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.
Charities welcome Government’s move to cut red tape
The Albanese Government is moving to install consistent fundraising rules across the country, after an agreement was reached between the Commonwealth, state and territory treasurers late last year. Source: Pro Bono News.
Pope sends thermal shirts to earthquake victims
Pope Francis sent 10,000 thermal shirts to earthquake victims in Türkiye and Syria, where millions are sleeping outdoors in sub-zero temperatures. Source: NCR Online.
Vinnies urges Government to lift income support payments
St Vincent de Paul Society national president Claire Victory said the latest interest rate increase was another setback for Australians struggling to survive the cost-of-living crisis.
Catholic Mission providing support for quake victims in Türkiye and Syria
Catholic Mission, as the Holy See’s mission agency, is taking action to support missionaries who are providing vital emergency support and pastoral care following the devastating February 6 earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria.
Caritas responds to catastrophic earthquake in Türkiye and Syria
Caritas agencies are responding to a powerful and deadly earthquake in southeast Türkiye and Syria, where thousands of lives have been lost and the death toll increases by the hour.
Vinnies backs Greens bill on asylum-seekers
The St Vincent de Paul Society says it welcomes the introduction of a bill to Federal Parliament supporting the transfer to Australia of the remaining asylum-seekers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.