Latest News and Blogs

October 20, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
 In Cambodia, Australian Aid is improving access to quality education for children like Kanha and Munyroath
Over 30 international development organisations and Australian-based social welfare groups, including ChildFund Australia, the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and the Campaign for Australian Aid, have called on the Australian government to take meaningful action to fight domestic and global poverty.
October 20, 2016
By ChildFund International
Photo: Many children lost their homes and belongings in Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines in November 2013. When disaster strikes, children are the most vulnerable.
Typhoon Haima — a Category 4 storm with winds blowing at 225km/h — made landfall during the night of Oct. 19 local time in the northeastern Philippines’ Cagayan Province on Luzon Island...
October 13, 2016
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Laos
Photo: Primary school children re-enact scenes from a disastrous flood in 2012, as part of disaster risk reduction training in Nonghet, Laos
Today is the International Day for Disaster Reduction, with this year’s theme ‘Live to Tell’ focusing on the importance of increasing risk awareness among the general public in order to save lives when disaster strikes. With the support of ChildFund, children in Laos are now learning life-saving skills for the future…
October 11, 2016
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: Thirteen-year-old Oanh (centre) is a passionate member of ChildFund’s Pass It Back program in Vietnam
This International Day of the Girl Child, read how ChildFund’s Pass It Back Program is helping girls in Vietnam and Laos make their mark on the world…
October 7, 2016
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from CCF Canada
Photo: Hurricane Matthew is barrelling towards the US, after sweeping through Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas [image credit: UNOCHA]
The most powerful Caribbean storm in nearly a decade has devastated parts of Haiti, leaving more than 350,000 people in need of assistance...
October 5, 2016
By ChildFund International
Photo: With ChildFund’s support, Annapoorna, a former sponsored child, was able to complete high school and university, and now works as a primary school teacher in the village where she was born
Experience ChildFund’s exciting new 360-degree video that drops you in the heart of a village in India, where you’ll meet a young teacher and former sponsored child named Annapoorna…
October 1, 2016

Photo: Twambo and her mother Evelyn

Twambo and her mother Evelyn from Zambia raise free range chickens. The family has on average of 20 hens plus chicks and roosters and they sell eggs at the local market $0.12 each. Once they have passed their productive age, the chickens are also sold. The family’s health has also improved, as the constant supply of eggs enhances their nutrition levels. 

September 30, 2016
By Josephine Yaga, Communications Officer, ChildFund PNG
Photo: In its first year of operation, emotional abuse, physical violence and threats of harm were the top three incidents prompting calls to Papua New Guinea's family and sexual violence counselling hotline, along with 94 reported incidents of child abuse [image credit: Vlad Sokhin/ChildFund Australia]
In its first year of operation, emotional abuse, physical violence and threats of harm were the top three incidents prompting calls to Papua New Guinea's family and sexual violence counselling hotline, along with 94 reported incidents of child abuse... WARNING: THIS STORY CONTAINS CONTENT THAT MAY BE UPSETTING.
September 21, 2016
By ChildFund Alliance
Photo: The Child-Friendly Accountability initiative will begin with monitoring child protection systems in schools and youth associations
ChildFund Alliance today launched an initiative that will work with and empower children to hold governments and local leaders accountable to their obligations to end all violence against children...
September 14, 2016
By ChildFund Australia for Pass it Back
Photo: ChildFund's Pass It Back Safeguarding in Sport Program will ensure sporting unions in Asia are equipped with the skills and tools they need to keep children physically and emotionally safe [credit: Savanhxay Xayyasone]
ChildFund's Pass It Back program has launched a new initiative to improve safeguarding practices for young people involved in rugby across Asia...
September 12, 2016
By Larissa Tuohy, Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Celestine with her sons outside the health clinic where she works: "We never turn a TB patient away."
For Papua New Guinean health worker Celestine, tackling the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in her country has become somewhat of a personal crusade, after losing both of her parents to TB and contracting the disease herself...
September 8, 2016
By ChildFund Australia – with reporting from Yun Dina, ChildFund Cambodia
Photo: ChildFund Cambodia’s game-changing child-to-child reading program is helping to improve literacy and the quality of education for children living in rural Cambodia
As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day, read how ChildFund Cambodia’s game-changing child-to-child reading program is improving the quality of education and school experience for children living in rural Cambodia…
September 7, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Australia is committed to achieving the Global Goals for Sustainable Development
ChildFund Australia is one of twenty organisations which have pledged their commitment to implementing the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) in Australia, supporting the SDGs in our region, and championing the Goals around the world...
August 31, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
A counsellor assisting a client at the ‘1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain’ hotline centre in Port Moresby. More than 2,500 callers have accessed the service in its first year.
Papua New Guinea’s first freecall national counselling hotline, providing support for family and sexual violence issues, has received 2,576 calls in its first year of operation, ChildFund PNG reported today...
August 23, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 10-year-old Grace, pictured with her mum Lani, is battling tuberculosis for the second time in her life [image credit: Cam Suttie/ChildFund Australia]
Over the past three years, tuberculosis (TB) has killed 9,000 people in Papua New Guinea (PNG), with children accounting for 26 per cent of detected cases, according to a new report released today by ChildFund Australia...
August 18, 2016
By ChildFund Australia and Habitat for Humanity
Veniana, a survivor of Cyclone Winston
This World Humanitarian Day, the scale of human suffering is greater than at any time since the Second World War. Underneath the staggering statistics are real lives and real people - like Veniana from Fiji, who lost her home and feared losing her family, when Cyclone Winston destroyed her village...
August 11, 2016
By Sarah Cannata, communications officer, Campaign for Australian Aid
For the 2,000 children and youth in Laos and Vietnam taking part in ChildFund's Pass it Back program, many of them are not only getting the chance to play and coach organised sport for the first time in their lives, but learning valuable leadership and life skills along the way
Watch and share this great video about ChildFund's Pass It Back program, which is opening up a world of new opportunities for young people in Asia...
August 10, 2016
By Mark Kavenagh, child protection advisor, ChildFund Australia
Children in Australian immigration detention [image credit:]
The ‘Nauru Files’ reported in today’s media present new allegations of widespread and appalling abuse of children in immigration detention on Nauru...
July 28, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Sreymey, age 12 (left), and Sreymon, age 14, show ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack their vibrant new reading kits
ChildFund works in some quite remote villages, as ChildFund ambassador and actress Danielle Cormack discovered on her second day in Cambodia's rural Kratie province...
July 26, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack spent her first day in Cambodia's rural villages meeting children and families who are benefitting from a range of ChildFund programs
ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack had a jam-packed first day seeing ChildFund’s work in action in Cambodia’s rural Kratie province...