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Our oceans, our future

This World Oceans Day (8 June) we celebrate the Oceans as one of the most integral sources of life on earth. By preserving the oceans, we preserve integral human development, which is a key principle of Catholic social teaching.

Preparing Communities in Samoa

By Petra Wheatley - a Catholic Volunteer Overseas with Caritas Samoa.

I’m 24 years old, born and bred in Wellington, and have been placed with Caritas Samoa in Apia from January to May, 2017 as a Programmes Team Assistant supporting the small team to deliver some of the projects the organisation has within the community.

Stewardship of the Pacific Ocean – our responsibility to protect

Caritas organisations and partners over the last two decades have been noticing an increasing number of significant changes in the environment, all of which are impacting most on the poorest communities.

Responding by God's mercy in South Sudan

It’s searing in Juba today, significantly hotter than when I was here in August last year. I’m sitting in the Caritas South Sudan office with a fan on each side of the room, but it feels like I’m sitting in an oven...

Growing resilience in PNG Highlands

The El Nino of 2015/2016 was unforgiving, decimating crops, drying up water sources and cutting communities in the Papua New Guinea Highlands adrift, as they either suffered in remote areas or left

Feeding the hungry in post-quake Kaikōura

We are continuing to work with the Archdiocese of Wellington to support Kaikōura in their earthquake recovery, particularly through our partner, social services provider Te Tai ō Marokura (based at

Frozen Europe increases risks for migrants

Migrants and refugees are facing life-threatening conditions after snow and arctic cold blanketed Greece, Serbia and south-eastern Europe.

Caritas calls for focus on most vulnerable at Marrakech climate conference

A blog by Adriana Opromolla, Caritas Internationalis food security advocacy officer

Helping Haiti recover

Hurricane Matthew’s  torrential downpours and 145 mph winds felled trees, swept away people and animals, and destroyed up to 90 percent of homes in some areas of the southwestern peninsula.

Growing the future – A Caritas Action for sustainable agriculture & livelihood

By Raymond Ton (National Director, Caritas PNG)

Kiribati deep sea mining concerns

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand environmental research and advocacy skills have been called on by Bishop Paul Mea of Kiribati in considering the Catholic Church’s response to Deep Sea Mining policy an

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust