Latest News and Blogs

November 25, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
Award-winning human rights photographer Vlad Sokhin will launch his powerful new book Crying Meri (published by FotoEvidence) at Parliament House on 2 December, in partnership with ChildFund Australia.
Award-winning human rights photographer Vlad Sokhin will launch his powerful new book Crying Meri (published by FotoEvidence) at Parliament House on 2 December, in partnership with ChildFund Australia...
November 20, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
12-year-old Lily from Australia joins children from around the world in a powerful new video asking world leaders to respect children’s rights
One in four Australian children (24 per cent) say that children’s rights to protection in our country are not being met, according to a new global survey of over 6,000 children by international aid group ChildFund Alliance...
November 10, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
14-year-old Veth receive a bicycle through ChildFund's Gifts for Good last Christmas and can now get to school quickly and safely every day
With Christmas just around the corner, there’s no better time to do something really good for children living in poverty...
October 24, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia has been awarded Charity of the Year at the 2014 JustGiving Awards, recognising the organisation’s work in partnering with local communities to improve the lives of millions of children and their families in developing countries...
October 22, 2014
By ACFID and supporting aid agencies
As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa worsens, leaders of Australian humanitarian agencies have issued a joint call to action for the Australian government...
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.
June 18, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
Children playing at a monastic school supported by ChildFund in Myanmar.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop today launched the Australian Government’s new approach to overseas development assistance, which includes six priority areas as well as a performance framework for Australia’s aid program...
May 21, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
Access to clean water is one of the biggest obstacles to education facing girls in rural Ethiopia, child-focused aid organisation ChildFund Australia said today...
May 13, 2014
By ChildFund Australia

ChildFund Australia has expressed disappointment with the Government's decision to make further cuts to Australia’s aid program. In his first ever Budget address, Treasurer Joe Hockey announced that the overseas development assistance fund would not receive the standard CPI indexed increase for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

May 9, 2014
By ChildFund Australia

Humanitarian disasters like the typhoon in the Philippines six months ago today have cost the world economy nearly $2 trillion over the last 20 years and brought the humanitarian system to the brink of collapse, warns a new report.

May 1, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
Host a trivia event for The Big Ask in support of ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia has today launched The Big Ask, Australia’s biggest trivia challenge to fight global child poverty. From 16-22 June 2014, ChildFund Australia is calling on all Australians to host a trivia event and raise money to help children living in some of the poorest parts of the world...
April 4, 2014
By ChildFund Australia

4 April is the International Day for Mine Awareness

Sydney, Australia, 4 April 2014 – Former deputy Prime Minister and Vietnam War veteran The Hon. Tim Fischer AC is urging Australians to do their bit on the International Day for Mine Awareness and help clear unexploded bombs left over from war in the rural villages of Laos.

March 4, 2014
Mun, a mother from Nonghet, holding a photo of her daughter killed by a UXO_Photo credit: Simon Hardy/ChildFund Australia
Children make up almost half of the casualties who are injured or killed each year in Laos, as a result of unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam War, ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence said today. Next year marks the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, yet for children and families in affected parts of Laos the deaths continue...
January 23, 2014

Are you looking for a unique challenge in 2014 that will help you get fit, travel overseas and change the lives of children in need?  The Cambodia Water Challenge could be just what you are looking for!

Sydney, Australia, 23 January 2014 – ChildFund Australia is on the hunt for 20 adventurous Aussies to take part in an unforgettable trip through Cambodia.

November 29, 2013

Sydney, Australia, 29 November 2013 – The international 2013 ChildFund Connect Family Film Festival has launched this week, involving young filmmakers from Australia and around the world.

More than 700 children from Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, Laos, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Vietnam submitted films for the festival, exploring the theme of ‘family’ and the role it plays in their lives. Over the next few weeks, film festival events will be held in all seven countries with the participation of the children, their families and communities.

November 25, 2013

25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Sydney, Australia, 25 November 2013 – To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Australian aid organisations are drawing attention to the plight of women in Papua New Guinea (PNG). With one of the highest rates of violence against women, urgent assistance is needed so that work can continue to address this problem.  

November 13, 2013

ChildFund is on the ground responding to Super Typhoon Haiyan. More than 9 million people, including as many as 4.5 million children, have been impacted in the Philippines. Many are now struggling to survive without food, shelter and clean drinking water. At least 10,000 people are feared to have been killed, and thousands of survivors desperately require aid. Philippine President Benigno Aquino has declared a state of national calamity, and the UN has called for a "massive response" to the humanitarian disaster.

November 11, 2013

One of the most powerful typhoons ever to hit land has torn across the Philippines, with possibly thousands of people dead and towns flattened. ChildFund staff in the Philippines report the destruction is on a massive scale, while a UN official has compared the disaster to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

At least 10,000 people are feared dead, homes and infrastructure have been wiped out and thousands of people are taking shelter in evacuation centres. More than 17 million people could be affected by the storm, which is now sweeping across Vietnam.

August 13, 2013

Jessica and Molly grieve the death of their older sister Margaret, who was killed by her violent husband. They are now taking care of her young children. [Photo: Vlad Sokhin/ChildFund Australia]