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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

Caritas helps with earthquake relief in Rieti, Italy

A strong earthquake struck central Italy early on 24 August, causing severe destruction to buildings and leaving at least 250 dead. The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck around the Rieti region.

Caritas staff gather at World Youth Day

Written  by Mary Moeono-Kolio

An uncertain calm in South Sudan

When the guns started firing again in Juba, South Sudan on July 7, it brought to an end the fragile ceasefire between the two factions of the Transitional Government of National Unity and forced th

South Sudan: Five years after the birth of a nation

Written by Meabh Smith, Trōcaire (Caritas Ireland)

Ko te reo te taikura ō te whakaaro marama - language is the key to understanding

“It is as Māori that the lord calls you; it is as Māori that you belong to the Church, the one body of Christ.”

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Tutu ana te puehu - Stirring up the dust