Latest News and Blogs

June 24, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Emerging health issues in countries like Papua New Guinea not only impact local children and families but present health risks for Australians
Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has launched the Coalition’s foreign policy agenda, stating that it intends to deliver a “sustainable, effective and affordable aid program that helps developing countries reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth”. The policy includes a welcome proposal to establish regional health security partnerships to tackle emerging health issues in our region...
June 14, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: The Australian Aid program in Vietnam is focused on promoting economic empowerment for women, particularly those living in poor, ethnic minority communities.
Today’s announcement by The Australian Greens that it will increase overseas aid to 0.7 percent over the next decade, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, has been welcomed by ChildFund Australia...
June 1, 2016
By ChildFund Cambodia, Save the Children and World Vision
Community-based child protection systems must be strengthened to end violence against children in Cambodia.
Children comprise a large segment of Cambodia’s population with 35% below the age of 15; regrettably, violence against Cambodia’s children is still high and has immense consequences for them and for Cambodia as a whole...
May 21, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Australian Aid is support ChildFund education programs in northern Laos, one of the poorest regions of the country due to high unexploded ordance contamination.
ChildFund Australia welcomes Labor’s announcement today that it will reverse the $224m cut made in this year’s budget if it wins the July election...
May 3, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund has been forced to cut vital aid projects for children and families in Africa, and closer to home in the Asia-Pacific.
ChildFund Australia is deeply disappointed that Australia’s life-saving aid program will fall to its lowest funding levels ever, after Treasurer Scott Morrison failed to reverse a scheduled cut of $224m in handing down his first budget tonight...
March 30, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
Host a trivia event and raise money to help educate children living in some of the world’s poorest communities
Schools, workplaces and trivia buffs across Australia are being invited to take part in ChildFund Australia’s third annual trivia fundraiser called ChildFund’s Big Ask, in support of children’s education around the world...
March 15, 2016
By ChildFund Alliance
Photo: Thousands of refugees wait at Idomeni camp in northern Greece to cross the border into Macedonia [Credit: ChildFund]
Today, 102 humanitarian agencies, including ChildFund Alliance, urged sustained and unconditional humanitarian access to all Syrians. The appeal was made on the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict in Syria...
March 2, 2016
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia auctions off exclusive mentoring sessions with 10 of Australia’s leading executives in the inaugural MentorMe Auction
An impressive line-up of Australian business leaders are auctioning off one-hour mentoring sessions in ChildFund Australia’s inaugural MentorMe Auction, which kicks off today...
November 20, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
10-year-old Jae from Australia says: "We should be listened to because we have great ideas too, and we have feelings and rights. Kids shouldn't be hurt. No one should be hurt, we should just be nice to each other."
Drugs, alcohol and the internet have been named by Australian children as the top risk factors leading to child abuse, according to a new global survey of almost 6,000 children by international aid group ChildFund Alliance...
November 10, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia has launched its new Gifts for Good catalogue, with 25 life-changing gift ideas to help children overcome poverty...
October 16, 2015
By ChildFund Australia

Photo: The Australian Aid program has given nearly 1.4 million children in Cambodia the opportunity to attend school.

Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Tanya Plibersek today announced that a Labor government would increase Australia’s aid budget by $30 million, with the increased funding supporting poverty alleviation programs delivered by Australian aid agencies.

September 29, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Seven-year-old Temesgen’s family is feeling the shortage acutely. His mother Belaynesh, a day labourer, says life is extremely harsh right now [photo credit: ChildFund]
At least 4.5 million people in drought-stricken Ethiopia are in need of emergency food assistance as the country deals with an escalating food crisis, ChildFund Australia reported today...
September 24, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Trained phone counsellors staff the 1-Tok Kaunselin Helpim Lain in Papua New Guinea, offering counselling and support for family and sexual violence issues
Papua New Guinea’s new family and sexual violence hotline is already having an impact on both sides of the issue, with an even split of male and female callers in the first month...
September 23, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
The Global Goals have 3 extraordinary aims: end extreme poverty, fight inequality & fix climate change.
Today, 193 world leaders will commit to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs), at the UN General Assembly in New York ...
September 18, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Cambodia and Educo in Cambodia formally sign a new collaboration agreement
ChildFund Cambodia and Educo in Cambodia formally sign a new collaboration agreement to ensure programs are delivered effectively, efficiently, and for the greatest benefit of vulnerable children and families...
August 19, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Crisis support for survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea will only be a phone call away with the launch of a new hotline this week
Australians and New Zealanders are helping to tackle epidemic levels of violence against women and children in Papua New Guinea, through the launch of the country’s first nationally available, toll-free hotline offering crisis support to survivors of family and sexual violence...
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 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 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
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)...