Being surrounded by young children who were blind due to complications from measles is a moment in his life that Adelaide ophthalmologist Dr James Muecke can never remove from his mind.
The Catholic Church’s international aid and development agency, Caritas Australia, has slammed last night’s federal budget, saying the Government has failed to meet local and international expectations to commit to an increase in aid funding.
Caritas Australia is working with Filipino youth to improve education opportunities and move out of poverty. About 22 million Filipinos live below the poverty line, and hundreds of thousands of people are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation.
In Mozambique, a country where over 10 per cent of adults live with HIV, Caritas Australia is working with local communities to create sustainable education and work opportunities.