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Latest Caritas Media Releases & News

Kiwi aid worker heads to Bangladesh to help with Rohingya crisis

Simon Murphy
Friday, May 11, 2018 (All day)

Caritas Humanitarian Co-ordinator, Mark Mitchell, has just left for Bangladesh to assess the needs of Caritas Bangladesh as they provide aid to individuals and families caught up in the Rohingya refugee crisis, as well as to provide support on eme

UN agency adopts Pacific storytelling approach

Jan Golinski/UNFCCC
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 15:45

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is hosting its landmark climate change conference in Bonn, Germany 30 April – 10 May.

Caritas Talanoa Dialogue Joint Statement

Jan Golinski/UNFCC Media
Thursday, May 10, 2018 (All day)

Mr President,
Incoming President of COP24,


Ni Sa Bula Vinaka.


Caritas goes to work on Gita response

Tonga's Parliament House destroyed by Cyclone Gita winds. Photo credit: Losaline Fe'ao Tafea Kalu.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 (All day)

In just over 72 hours Tropical Cyclone Gita has swept across islands of the Pacific causing substantial damage to homes, livelihoods, places of refuge, and places of prayer.

Valuing Human Dignity and Creating an Environment for People to Flourish

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 16:45

Today, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand present their oral submission on the Budget Policy Statement at Bowen House.

Catholic Communities Welcome Refugees

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (All day)

Caritas, as one of four organisations approved for the new Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS) programme, will lead the coordination of a number of Catholic organisations who will support a refugee fami

Other media releases

Climate change – the ultimate intergenerational issue

Caritas welcomes a new report, Stepping stones to Paris and beyond: Climate change, progress and predictability published by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wrig

Powering remote Pacific communities with renewable innovations

While we in New Zealand are fortunate enough to have electricity at the flick of a switch, hundreds of remote communities around the Pacific have little access to electricity and must rely on small

Caritas calls for halt to deep sea mining

Speaking in New York at an event associated with a United Nations High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals, Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, Julianne Hickey, called for

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