Latest News and Blogs

May 26, 2015
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
17-year-old Vichet is a leader in his local youth club, which is supported by ChildFund Cambodia
With more than 55 per cent of its entire population under the age of 25, Cambodia’s youth have a real opportunity to transform their country. If these young people are anything to go by, this Southeast Asian nation has a very bright future ahead…
May 25, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund staff in Nepal
11-year-old Sanju and her family have been left homeless by Nepal’s 25 April earthquake
One month on from the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April, ChildFund has reached more than 12,000 people with food and shelter, and is now turning attention to helping the thousands of children out of school…
May 21, 2015
By Sharon Ishimwe, ChildFund Uganda
13-year-old Faith from Uganda is sponsored through ChildFund
She may be just 13 but young Faith from Uganda has big dreams for the future. Read Faith's story to find out why we think she will be a leader when she grows up…
May 19, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund's first emergency food distribution in Pangretar village in Sindhupalchok district, Nepal
ChildFund’s emergency team in Nepal will be initiating a second food distribution this week for children and families in Sindhupalchok district, one of the areas worst hit by two major earthquakes...
May 18, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
11-year-old Ayush lost his home and family members in Nepal's Anzac Day earthquake. ChildFund is providing emergency assistance to his village.
ChildFund is providing emergency relief in 11-year-old Ayush's village, which was shattered by the earthquakes in Nepal. Take a moment to listen to his story...
May 14, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting by ChildFund Liberia
Children who were cared for at ChildFund’s Interim Care Centre in Monrovia thanking Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for her support
The outbreak of Ebola in Liberia is officially over. For ChildFund staff and volunteers helping children orphaned by the deadly disease, this was cause for celebration – and a visit from a very special guest…
May 13, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund staff in Nepal
A second massive earthquake has struck Nepal, flattening already damaged communities and killing dozens more people
Yesterday 12 May, Nepal was hit by a second major earthquake in just two weeks. ChildFund’s emergency team are on the ground assessing the damage…
May 12, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed there will be significant cuts to programs in Southeast Asia, with the exception of Cambodia
The Australian aid budget has been slashed by 20 per cent for the coming financial year, representing the biggest single-year cut in the nation’s history...
May 11, 2015
By ChildFund Australia with reporting by ChildFund Myanmar
ChildFund Myanmar is responding to a fire in Dawei District which has affected over 400 people
ChildFund Myanmar is providing emergency relief for children and families in remote Dawei District after fire ripped through the community leaving hundreds homeless and infrastructure damaged…
May 8, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Award-winning actress and ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack visiting families living in ChildFund-supported communities in Vietnam in 2012
Are you a dedicated Wentworth fan? Or perhaps more of a Rake afficionado? Either way, ChildFund Australia is giving you the chance to see award-winning actress and ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack perform on stage and meet her in person...
May 8, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Twelve year-old Nanda from Timor-Leste says: “I ask the Prime Minister to look after the children so that they don't get sick because sickness can make people die.”
Do you know an Australian child aged between 10 and 12 years who wants to add their voice to the world's largest survey of children's views? Read how they can get involved here...
May 8, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
The Asia-Pacific region is home to the greatest number of children living in poverty, and the greatest number of disasters each year
Vital aid projects supporting children in our region are on hold as Australian aid agencies, including ChildFund Australia, prepare for Treasurer Joe Hockey to announce the biggest aid cuts in the nation’s history on Budget night (12 May)...
May 8, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Charlie Pickering from ABC's The Weekly unpacks the myths about Australia's foreign aid budget in this funny and insightful video...
May 6, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
These children in rural Cambodia now have access to clean water in their village
ChildFund Australia is proud to be part of the Australian Aid story, because we believe every child has the right to survive and thrive. With the support of caring Australians, these are just some of the achievements for children in the Asia-Pacific over the past year...
May 6, 2015
By Nigel Spence, CEO, ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence meeting children at an early childhood development centre supported by ChildFund Vietnam
ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence on why he is more determined than ever to continue the global effort to end extreme poverty, and the vital role of aid in helping millions of children survive and thrive...
May 5, 2015
By Jake Lyell for ChildFund Australia
Aileen Santiago, from ChildFund’s emergency team, comforting families who've lost homes and loved ones in Sindupalchok district
Photojournalist Jake Lyell arrived in Nepal three days after the earthquake struck. Accompanying ChildFund's emergency relief team as they delivered supplies to devastated communities, Jake shares his personal experience of this humanitarian crisis...
May 4, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund staff in Nepal
9-year-old Ashid and his brothers sit amongst what remains of their home in remote Nepal
Over the weekend, ChildFund was the first organisation to distribute urgently needed food to families in four remote villages in Sindhupalchok district. Click through to watch the video…
April 30, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund staff in Nepal
4-year-old Suriya and her family are sleeping outside in a park because they cannot return home due to aftershocks after one of Nepal's most powerful earthquakes ever.
Five days on from one of the worst earthquakes ever to hit Nepal, ChildFund holds grave concerns for the health and well-being of affected children…
April 27, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
A child is carried among the rubble in Nepal [image credit: EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA]
ChildFund Australia has launched an emergency appeal to provide urgent care and protection for children who’ve lost homes and loved ones in the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday...
April 26, 2015
By ChildFund Australia, with reporting from ChildFund Nepal
A man being rescued from rubble after earthquake in Nepal
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal just before midday on Saturday, 25 April. More than 1,400 people have been confirmed dead, homes and historic temples have been destroyed and avalanches triggered on Mt Everest...