Where we work Caritas Australia has over 170 long-term development projects across the globe.
Caritas Australia strives to respond to communities affected by disasters and deliver assistance to them for both the short and long-term. See how you can help Caritas Australia acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of the land, past and present, on which all our offices are located.
We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (ABN 90 970 605 069) with charity status.
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is an attempt to prepare, mitigate and adapt to the impact of disasters, hopefully decreasing the socio-economic impacts faced by millions of people worldwide every year.
Our Caritas approach Caritas Australia and our partners are helping communities before, during and after the headlines. AUSTRALIA’S largest bank is hiking interest rates, which spells more pain for homeowners.
AN AUSTRALIAN election guru reportedly left Canada just days before the party he was working with was dumped.
Pacific headed for strong El Nino eventNeville Koop, managing director of Fiji's Nadraki weather service in Fiji, said the increase in intense weather systems is due to several factors."There's certainly been an upswing in the number of extreme events we've seen in the Pacific and that's generally reflective of the increase in severe weather events that we have been seeing across the globe," he said.
It outlines some of the things we'll need to be prepared for, as well as identifying key characteristics and ideas we'll need going forward.
The Queensland government expects that you will be able to look after yourself for up to 72 hours, without official external help.

Whilst contemplating a disaster coming your way can be scary, there are a number of easy, simple steps you can take to minimise your risk. In fact, disaster preparedness could take about the same time as it takes you to do a load of laundry. The best starting place is the Disaster Readiness Index as it gives you a score based on how prepared you currently are and it provides customised steps for where you should start your preparedness journey. Support Caritas Australia's Disaster Risk Reduction programs by donating to our long-term development projects today.
We are a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID). Disasters can destroy lives, national economies and development programs alike, setting back years of progress.
We believe it is important to not only react quickly and provide assistance in the event of an emergency, but to also take steps to identify, assess and reduce the risks the poor face from future disasters. PERTH boasts seven of the top 10 most affordable suburbs in Australia based on income left after paying the mortgage.
THE reinsurance industry is "burning" after a spate of natural disasters in Australia and New Zealand, raising the prospect that the industry might bypass local insurers, according to QBE Insurance boss Frank O'Halloran.
Take part in Disaster Ready Communities to learn how you can help your community to be more prepared and more resilient to disasters. As we saw during 2011, with 75% of Queensland a disaster-declared area, sometimes the scale of the disaster is simply too great.

On top of this is the fact that the rate and scale of natural disasters is increasing (see graph to the right). Queenslanders are already twice as likely to experience natural disasters compared with people in other states of Australia. Disaster risk reduction People living in developing countries are more likely to be affected by natural disasters than developed countries. MultimediaView photos and videos of Caritas Australia's aid and development work around the world.
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