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Caritas Supporting Relief In Philippines Following Typhoon Rai

Friday, 17 December 2021, 5:12 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is supporting sister agency NASSA (Caritas Philippines) to respond to Typhoon Rai battering the Philippines. The Category 5 storm made landfall yesterday and continues to move across the country with winds of 185 km/h near the ... More >>

'Severe' Outlook Says Caritas In Statement On The Oceania Environment

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 6:28 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas has shifted the dial to 'severe' for four of its five environmental indicators, while climate finance for the poor has remained stubbornly at 'woefully inadequate' for 7 years. Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has monitored five environmental issues ... More >>

Hands Off The West Bank

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 3:17 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand today called on the government to oppose the planned annexation by Israel of the West Bank, which is due to begin on 1 July. “We are very concerned about the Israeli government’s plan to unilaterally annex a large ... More >>

Celebrating Laudato Si' Week: "Everything Is Interconnected"

Friday, 15 May 2020, 11:08 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Five years ago this month, Pope Francis launched his ground breaking encyclical " Laudato Si' – On Care for our Common Home ". As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, the message of Laudato Si' , that all of life is interconnected, ... More >>

Budget: A Foundation Of Hope On Which All Can Flourish

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 5:09 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas, the Catholic justice and peace agency, welcomed the government’s Budget today, saying it provides a foundation of hope on which we can build a fairer society in which all can flourish. “In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the team of 5 ... More >>

Caritas participates in international conference

Monday, 2 December 2019, 1:02 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

This week, Julianne Hickey, the Director of Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand, is attending a conference in Bangkok to discuss issues surrounding child protection, human trafficking and labour migration in Asia and Oceania. The conference, focused on “The Future ... More >>

Caritas supports Samoa in the face of measles outbreak

Friday, 29 November 2019, 3:25 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is reaching out to help our partners in Samoa as they work to fight the ongoing measles epidemic in their country. 2,936 cases of measles have been reported as of November 28 and 39 people have died from the disease. More >>

Cut the talk, take action, says Caritas

Monday, 30 September 2019, 5:22 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

On the heels of more than 40 events held across the country last week in a wave of international climate protests and marches, Caritas will release its annual State of the Environment for Oceania report on 3 October, the eve of St Francis day. This ... More >>

Continuing our efforts in the face of a growing crisis

Friday, 30 August 2019, 11:21 am | Caritas Aotearoa

With continued violence and atrocities in Myanmar, increasing numbers of Rohingya refugees pour into precarious, overcrowded camps in neighbouring Bangladesh. Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.2 million Rohingya refugees, most of whom have arrived since ... More >>

Caritas call on us all to take responsibility for planet

Tuesday, 27 August 2019, 2:25 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas applauds the sense of urgency conveyed in the timeframe set out in the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, which requires a climate change risk assessment to be prepared and presented to Parliament within a year. More >>

Caritas announces 2019 winners of SINGout4JUSTICE

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 2:10 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Winners of the 2019 Caritas SINGout4JUSTICE song writing competition have been announced from more than 82 students from throughout New Zealand. This annual competition provides a platform for intermediate and secondary school students to share concerns on issues ... More >>

Caritas promotes message to journey with migrant community

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 11:43 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Across New Zealand this week, Caritas is marking the National Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants on Sunday, 23 June, the day is set aside each year to fall as close as possible to the internationally celebrated World Refugee Day on 20 June. ... More >>

Oceania Voices on Caring for our Home

Saturday, 8 June 2019, 1:53 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has released three short videos for World Environment and World Oceans Day highlighting key environmental concerns for the peoples of Oceania. The videos are available through Caritas’ State of Environment page on its website. ... More >>

Answering the Call to Care for Earth and People

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 8:27 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Around Oceania this week, groups connected to Caritas and the Catholic Church are protecting and enhancing the environment where they live. They are answering the call of Pope Francis to care for the earth and care for the poor. For World Environment ... More >>

Caritas Welcomes Stronger Focus on Vulnerable In Budget

Friday, 31 May 2019, 10:07 am | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes a stronger focus on New Zealand’s most vulnerable people and indications of a long-term, integrated approach to climate change in this year’s Budget. “Earlier in the year, we supported the intergenerational wellbeing ... More >>

Caritas welcomes community refugee sponsorship evaluation

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 5:26 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes an evaluation report released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) on Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS). The CORS programme was approved by the government as a pilot ... More >>

Caritas Challenge for South Sudan

Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 5:17 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Don’t be surprised to see groups of young people gathering to move water over long distances at school playing fields, or eating one simple meal of ugali during a 24 hour period, or any one of a range of activities designed to bring them closer to ... More >>

Environment Aotearoa 2019 report a wake-up call

Friday, 26 April 2019, 1:04 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand welcomes the latest Environment Aotearoa 2019 report as a further wake-up call to protect the New Zealand and global environment for present and future generations. More >>

Global problem needs a global solution

Monday, 10 December 2018, 7:58 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

On December 10-11, the United Nations will convene at an intergovernmental conference in Marrakech, Morocco to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), establishing global agreement on a common approach toward international migration. More >>

Caritas response to IPCC Report

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:52 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Responding to the release of the latest Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), leaders of Catholic development agencies around the world have launched an urgent call for action, as there isn’t ... More >>