Caritas Australia, along with aid and development agency partners overseas, is helping to change the lives of people living in remote areas of Indonesia - all made possible through funds raised from the annual Project Compassion Lenten Appeal.
Planning is underway to form a Caritas Australia Youth Sub-Committee which will be tasked with encouraging more young people to be involved with the work of the Catholic agency for international aid and development.
The Caritas international network is on the ground responding with emergency assistance, following the devastating impact of Typhoon Mangkhut, considered the strongest typhoon this year.
South Australians are being thanked for their generous support of this year’s Project Compassion Lenten campaign which has raised $10.8 million nationally.
Caritas Australia has been working with partners on the ground to respond to the impact of a recent 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea which killed 150 people and left 270,000 people including 125,000 children, in need of emergency aid.