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March 24, 2017
By Jo Chandler
Photo - Jo Chandler writes: "What we found in Daru Hospital were conditions beyond the worst I had seen in hospitals in Kinshasa, hitherto my baseline for as-bad-as-it-gets."
This World Tuberculosis Day, award-winning journalist Jo Chandler recounts her investigation into the small Papua New Guinean Island of Daru, where she witnessed a TB outbreak of epidemic proportions…
March 22, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund is helping villages in Nonghet, Laos, to install Fog Water Traps
This World Water Day, find out how Fog Water Traps are helping to solve one of the most serious problems for children and families in Laos’ remote Nonghet District…
March 15, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 38-year-old Anab and baby Mary are from South Sudan, where more than one million people are at risk of starvation
Severe drought, a three-year civil war and economic collapse have resulted in a state of famine being declared in South Sudan. Thirty-eight-year-old Anab, a mother of six, is struggling to keep her family alive...
March 9, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 38-year-old Anab and baby Mary are from South Sudan, where more than one million people are at risk of starvation
The ChildFund Alliance has today released a statement highlighting the worsening situation for children and families in north and east Africa, as a result of ongoing drought, civil conflict and economic fragility...
March 8, 2017
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Laos
Photo: 32-year-old Mai is one of the many women who have benefitted from ChildFund’s Improving Gender Equality and Livelihood Security program in Laos
At ChildFund, equipping girls and women with the skills and training to be able to make informed life decisions, and have secure livelihoods, is a key aspect of our work. On International Women's Day, we celebrate women like 32-year-old Mai from Laos, who are actively improving their family’s and community’s economic position…
March 8, 2017
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: Rugby star Nicole Beck congratulates girls taking part in the Pass It Back Cup in Vietnam
Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is: Be Bold for Change. Aussie Sevens star and Olympic gold medallist Nicole Beck has made this a reality, by taking part in Pass It Back’s coaching and referee clinics in Vietnam, giving girls and young women the chance to learn new skills and inspire positive change in their own communities...
February 27, 2017
By Lynda Perry, ChildFund International
Photo: ChildFund India is raising awareness among communities about the dangers of child labour and the value of children staying in school
ChildFund India is raising awareness among communities about the dangers of child labour and the value of children staying in school. Families are taught to resist the temptations of traffickers who give them gifts and promises of money, in exchange for young children to work in the cotton fields…
February 22, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo Credit: Kate Holt/AP
More than one million people, including 345,000 children, are at risk of starvation as the worst famine since 1985 devastates communities in South Sudan...
February 20, 2017
By ChildFund Australia and Habitat for Humanity
Photo: ChildFund Australia partnered with Habitat for Humanity to respond to Cyclone Winston in Fiji
Today marks one year since Tropical Cyclone Winston made landfall in Fiji, causing massive devastation to local communities. The strongest tropical cyclone to hit the country and the South Pacific Basin in recorded history, it flattened entire villages in its wake...
February 14, 2017
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Ethiopia
Photo: Many communities in Ethiopia have been experiencing ongoing drought since 2015
In drought-stricken Ethiopia, ChildFund is working with the United Nations, government agencies and local partner organisations to provide access to nutritious food, clean water, healthcare services and other necessities…
February 13, 2017
By ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: As a young person, Quan found it difficult to secure decent work in rural Vietnam
Twenty-eight-year-old Quan is from Bac Kan Province and has a secure, well-paying job as a welder in a factory. However, finding decent work has not always been easy for Quan, and many young people from his community…
February 6, 2017
By ChildFund Australia

ChildFund Australia has joined more than 70 organisations – including the Refugee Council of Australia, the Australian Council of Social Services, international aid agencies, unions and church groups – in calling on the major political parties to end the mandatory offshore detention of refugees.

In an open letter to Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, published in The Australian today, the organisations express deep concern for the fate of the children and families currently resident in camps on Manus and Nauru.

February 2, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: uptous.org.au
Right now, the Australian Government is beginning to develop a long-term plan for how Australia engages with the world, and we all have the opportunity to put forward our ideas...
January 23, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Investing in young people and giving back to the community are driving forces for LinkedIn boss Cliff Rosenberg, who is donating his time to ChildFund's MentorMe campaign for the second year in a row. Cliff (pictured right) is with MentorMe 2016 winner Joshua Haines.
Investing in young people and giving back to the community are driving forces for LinkedIn boss Cliff Rosenberg, one of 11 industry leaders going under the hammer for ChildFund’s MentorMe auction…
January 14, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund aims to raise $100,000 from the MentorMe campaign to help 400 girls in Myanmar access a leadership and life-skills program that will help them make informed life choices and determine their own futures.
For a girl growing up in rural Myanmar, there is little choice for her future. Through ChildFund’s MentorMe initiative, you can help change this…
January 12, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Two of Australia’s top rugby players will head to Vietnam this week to coach and support children from some of the poorest communities in Southeast Asia, as part of an innovative sport for development program managed by ChildFund Australia...
January 5, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Afterpay founder and CEO Nick Molnar is among an impressive line-up of Aussie business leaders donating a mentor session for ChildFund's 2017 MentorMe auction
Kick off the new year by investing in your career and support a great cause while you’re at it! Find out how you can get involved in ChildFund's MentorMe initiative...
December 9, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia believes that every employee is entitled to be paid fairly and in a timely manner for the work that they undertake, and to be treated with respect in the workplace...
November 24, 2016
By Josephine Yaga, Communications Officer, ChildFund Papua New Guinea
Photo: ChildFund and the PNG Counsellors Association are helping to build a new generation of qualified family violence counsellors in Papua New Guinea
25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. To mark this day, we are drawing attention to the issue of family violence in Papua New Guinea, and a new national helpline which is providing support to those affected...
November 23, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
"This lamp could be her way out of poverty," says ChildFund Australia Ambassador and actress Danielle Cormack
As we prepare to hang the lights on our Christmas trees this year, there’s a different kind of light brightening the lives of children in Cambodia…

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