Latest News and Blogs

April 2, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Pass It Back will use rugby to build the resilience and leadership skills of young people in our region, starting in Laos and Vietnam [image credit: ChildFund Australia]
ChildFund Australia, in partnership with Women Win and the Asian Rugby Football Union, is launching an innovative program called Pass it Back in 11 countries across South and Southeast Asia, starting in Laos and Vietnam...
March 17, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund Australia has launched an emergency appeal to help provide safe water and sanitation facilities for affected children and their families of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu
Thousands of children in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu are in desperate need of safe water, following the destruction of local water supplies and sanitation facilities by Tropical Cyclone Pam...
February 23, 2015
Aid sector CEOs, including ChildFund Australia CEO Nigel Spence (fourth from left), unite for the Australian Aid campaign launch at UNSW with UNICEF ambassador Adam Liaw
In an unfair world, in a country becoming less fair, young Australians cling to a ‘fair go’, according to new Galaxy research released today...
January 27, 2015
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Funds raised from ChildFund's Big Ask will help more children access education in some of the poorest parts of the world [credit: ChildFund Australia]
Schools, workplaces and trivia buffs across Australia are being invited to take part in a national fundraiser called ChildFund’s Big Ask to support children’s education in some of the world’s poorest communities...
December 15, 2014
By European Union and ChildFund Papua New Guinea
ChildFund PNG will work with a range of local partners, including City Mission Haus Ruth, to improve the services and support available to assist survivors of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea [credit: Vlad Sokhin/ChildFund Australia/City Mission Haus Ruth]
Efforts to end violence against women and children in Papua New Guinea received a significant boost today, with the EU announcing it will provide K3.4 million in funding to support the work of ChildFund PNG in addressing family and sexual violence, with City Mission as the key partner...
December 15, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund projects supporting early childhood education and child protection in the Asia-Pacific region have been impacted by successive budget cuts to the Australian aid program
ChildFund Australia has condemned the Federal Government’s decision to axe the Australian aid budget for the third time since coming to power...
December 4, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
Australia’s aid program delivered life-saving support to the many thousands of children and families whose lives were devastated by Typhoon Haiyan [credit: ChildFund Australia]
ChildFund Australia has expressed its deep concern about reports that the Australian Government is considering cuts to the overseas aid budget for the third time since winning government...
November 25, 2014
By ChildFund Australia
Women who have experienced violence will soon be able to access support via a national, toll-free hotline, the first of its kind in Papua New Guinea
ChildFund Papua New Guinea, in partnership with the Family and Sexual Violence Action Committee (FSVAC) of PNG, will work together for the next five years to develop PNG’s first national counselling service offering support to survivors of family and sexual violence...
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...