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Latest Caritas Media Releases & News

Caritas in support of Caritas Jerusalem on the recent escalation of violence in Gaza

Virginie Nguyen Hoang, 2014
Friday, May 18, 2018 (All day)

For many years, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has promoted human dignity, peace and development in the Holy Land.

Caritas welcomes Budget direction - but lasting results will be the real test

Thursday, May 17, 2018 (All day)

In welcoming the government’s Budget announcement today, Caritas says it heralds proposed changes that could help families, people on low incomes and the environment.

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.

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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