The name Caritas is no stranger to Papua New Guinea. Many have been associated with the organisation in different ways over the years.
Caritas Australia (CA) is an agency established under the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. With a National Office based in Sydney, almost half of their staff are based overseas. In the Pacific, Caritas Australia currently supports programs in 6 Countries including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, and Kiribati. CA has local offices in Bougainville, Port Moresby and Honiara.
Video: Caritas Australia’s PNG Country Representative elaborates on their work in the country:
With the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Caritas Australia PNG office with a small but passionate and dedicated team have had to re-align their focus in safeguarding communities within PNG through awareness programs and through supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) especially for the catholic run health facilities that serve communities around PNG.
Video: Unagi gives more insight here:
Caritas Australia PNG Staff handling vital project cargo for their projects in PNG:
Photos Credit: Caritas Australia PNG