Latest News and Blogs

October 2, 2014
By Pippa Hansen, ChildFund New Zealand Communications Intern, on behalf of Robyn Gulliver
Australian sponsors, Robyn and her family meeting their sponsored children, Hoai and Binh for the first time
Expats Kiwis Robyn Gulliver and Simon Jones wanted their two young boys to see that life in other countries is very different to the one they lead in Australia, and to meet the two girls who they only knew through sponsorship letters. Robyn tells us of her family’s journey…
September 26, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
UNICEF has released its latest report on child survival. ChildFund Vietnam is giving children like five-year-old Thao and her mother from northern Vietnam access to healthcare which is essential for survival.
UNICEF has released its latest report on child survival to track global progress on reducing child mortality. So how are we doing? There is good news and bad news...
September 26, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund is helping to fight Ebola and protect children like 10-year-old Adama from Guinea and her family
We hope this FAQ answers any questions or concerns supporters may have about their sponsored children in Ebola-affected countries, and what ChildFund is doing to help…
September 26, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia is calling on the Australian Government to rethink its Cambodian solution for refugees
ChildFund Australia is calling on the Australian Government to abandon its plan to transfer asylum seekers to Cambodia under a new resettlement agreement...
September 25, 2014
By ChildFund Alliance
New report from ChildFund Alliance and ODI reveals massive economic cost of violence against children
As world leaders come together in New York to discuss the next set of global development priorities, new research released today finds that physical, psychological and sexual violence perpetrated against children represents a massive economic burden – costing governments globally up to $7 trillion per annum.
September 23, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund ambassador Danielle Cormack [photo credit:  Gina Milicia/Foxtel]
ChildFund Australia is thrilled to announce award-winning actress and long-time child sponsor Danielle Cormack as its newest ambassador.
September 18, 2014
By Luza Marinho, ChildFund Brasil
A pineapple grown in a community garden in Brazil to help improve nutrition, supported by ChildFund Brasil
ChildFund Brasil’s local partner in one of the poorest and most remote areas of Brazil is helping to improve the health, both inside and out, of families there. Find out how here…
September 15, 2014
By Nicole Duciaume, Americas Regional Sponsor Relations Manager, ChildFund International
Children playing at a ChildFund-supported home-based early childhood development centre in Guatemala
At ChildFund we monitor our work to make sure we continue to provide high quality programs that are creating positive change for children around the world. Recently, ChildFund International staffer, Nicole, visited some communities in Guatemala. This is what she found when she visited a ChildFund-supported home-based preschool…
September 15, 2014
Reporting by Arthur Tokpah, ChildFund Guinea
This woman is supporting ChildFund Guinea raise awareness of Ebola in her local community
Since March, no new cases of Ebola have been reported in any of our ChildFund-supported communities in Guinea. Find out how ChildFund’s support has helped…
September 11, 2014
By Ashleigh Yardy, Communications Officer, ChildFund Australia
Children in rural Cambodia will now have clean water thanks to Sandra's final wishes
When ChildFund supporter Kylie Sayce discovered her mother had terminal cancer, she found a way to ensure her legacy lives on…
September 1, 2014
By Rachel Murphy, Community Fundraising Manager, ChildFund Australia
Matthew from Western Australia climbed Russia's Mt. Elbrus to raise funds for children living in poverty in Laos through ChildFund Australia
This father of one from Western Australia took on one of the world’s most deadly peaks to raise funds to help clear land of exploded bombs in Laos. Read his story…
August 30, 2014
By ChildFund International
ChildFund International, our US-based sister organisation, participated in an airlift of 15,000 pounds of emergency medical supplies for Liberia
ChildFund International, our US-based sister organisation participated in an airlift of 15,000 pounds of emergency medical supplies for Liberia, one of the countries where health care professionals are working hard to contain the deadly Ebola virus…
August 28, 2014
By Larissa Tuohy, Communications Manager, ChildFund Australia
Maung lives at a street children's centre in Myanmar, supported by ChildFund [credit: ChildFund Australia]
Maung is quiet, self-possessed, unassuming. His gentle nature and maturity belie his still tender age of 16 years, and the horrors he has already faced in his short life...
August 27, 2014
By Nigel Spence, CEO, ChildFund Australia
Long-term community development programs in Cambodia help to reduce the drivers that see children placed in orphanages [photo credit: ChildFund Australia]
Have you ever considered visiting an orphanage overseas, or even doing a volunteer stint? Here's why you might want to reconsider...
August 26, 2014
Reporting by ChildFund International
Children in Guinea are among those at risk from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa [credit: ChildFund Australia]
As Ebola continues to spread in several African countries, ChildFund is working with local health authorities and community leaders to contain the disease and provide relief to suffering families...
August 25, 2014
By Jacqui Ooi, Media Manager, ChildFund Australia
High rates of poverty and limited child protection services put children in Myanmar at risk of abuse and exploitation [credit: ChildFund Australia]
Child trafficking is a problem in many parts of South-East Asia and across the world. We bring you this report from Myanmar, where extreme poverty and limited protection measures put many children in danger...
August 25, 2014
Joint Media Statement
Twelve of Australia’s international humanitarian and development agencies have written to Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, calling on the Australian Government to urgently push for a permanent ceasefire in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel, and unhindered access for humanitarian assistance for civilians in Gaza...
August 21, 2014
By Tom Greenwood, reporting for ChildFund Australia
Teacher Daw Hnin Hnin Wai has taken care of Hoekyaw “like my own baby” since he was given up by his family when he was one month old [credit: ChildFund Australia]
Teacher Daw Hnin Hnin Wai has taken care of Hoekyaw “like my own baby” since he was given up by his family when he was one month old...
August 18, 2014
By Esperanza Soto Aburto, ChildFund Mexico
Chucho from Mexico was supported by ChildFund when he was young. Now he is paying that forward and creating livelihoods opportunities for his community
How can bread, doughnuts and biscuits help people? Read this story to find out…
August 11, 2014
By Nigel Spence, CEO, ChildFund Australia
The mental health of children in developing countries is often overlooked. Yet we know that one in five young people globally experience some form of mental illness. In parts of the world where chronic poverty, war and family breakdown leave millions of children traumatised, the need could not be greater...