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August 22, 2017
By Larissa Tuohy, ChildFund Australia
With rescue efforts underway, there are significant fears that entire communities have been engulfed by the mudslide.
A mudslide in Freetown has left 20,000 people displaced.
August 16, 2017
By Bouakham Douangpanya, communications manager, ChildFund Laos
For Meethor, who comes from an ethnic minority group in Laos, access to education not only means literacy and numeracy, but a new passion for languages ...
For Meethor, who comes from an ethnic minority group in Laos, access to education not only means literacy and numeracy but a new passion for languages ...
August 3, 2017
By Alicia Richardson, Supporter Development Manager, ChildFund Australia
Photo: Lika, 12, is one of 2,000 Cambodian children who recently received a solar lamp, thanks to generous donors
The smile on her face says it all. Lika, age 12, is one of 2,000 Cambodian children who recently received a solar lamp, thanks to generous donors...
July 28, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Hungry and diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition, two-year-old Aisha sits beside empty pots in her house drought-affected Kenya
The crippling conditions of Kenya’s recurrent droughts have plagued two-year-old Aisha’s entire life. A severe drought hit Aisha’s village in northern Kenya in 2014 – the year before her birth – and a lack of rain in the years since have hampered any hope of recovery...
July 28, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: By monitoring the growth and nutrition of children like 18-month-old Ibrae in drought-affected areas, ChildFund is helping reduce the spread of malnutrition
ChildFund’s national offices in Kenya and Ethiopia have been coordinating the delivery of desperately-needed aid to areas where malnutrition is rising. These country offices work closely with local governments to target hard-to-reach places, which are among the hardest hit by the Africa Food Crisis...
July 27, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Across Africa, millions of children like two-year-old Umoro, whose family live in drought-affected Kenya, are at risk of starvation.
Right now, millions of children in countries across Africa are facing starvation in a catastrophe that has been largely ignored by the international media. These facts will give you some insight into the scope of the grave situation facing millions of children...
July 26, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: ChildFund Pass It Back has won the UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award at the prestigious Beyond Sport Global Awards
ChildFund Pass It Back, a unique sport for development program in Asia, has won the UNICEF Safeguarding Children in Sport Award at the prestigious Beyond Sport Global Awards!
July 25, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: In late 2015, ChildFund shared the story of Halko and her baby boy, Fentale, who were living through one of Ethiopia’s worst drought in decades
In late 2015, ChildFund shared the story of Halko and her baby boy, Fentale, who were living through one of Ethiopia’s worst droughts in decades. Diagnosed with severe acute malnutrition, Fentale’s life was at risk and his mother was, understandably, extremely worried. Eighteen months on, we find out how they are doing now…
July 25, 2017
By Diana Mason, ChildFund Australia
As the drought continues and food prices soar, children and families in Turkana are surviving on the most slender of means
Drought is not uncommon in the arid north of Kenya. But the increasing frequency of failed rains is unusual, and having a devastating impact on the resilience of local communities to survive food shortages.
July 21, 2017
By ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: A downpour that blocked access to health centres forced Sinh to give her third child, My, in frightening circumstances
When Sinh from rural Vietnam started having labour pains due to her third child, the weather ruled out any chance of her travelling to a clinic or hospital. While she was anxious at the thought of giving birth with only the help of her mother-in-law, Sinh had no other options...
July 10, 2017
By ChildFund Sri Lanka
Photo: Reading and writing do not come easy to 12-year-old Kala, who lives in rural Sri Lanka
Reading and writing do not come easy to Kala, and she is not the only one in her class struggling with school. Even though many children in rural Sri Lanka want to learn, basic literacy remains a challenge...
July 10, 2017
By ChildFund Vietnam
Photo: Obstetrician Dr Hon provides care to women and children at a ChildFund-supported health centre in Bach Thong
In 2010, ChildFund Vietnam helped to build a much-needed health centre in rural Bach Thong District. Seven years on, it now provides services to around 500 patients each month…
June 28, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: 10-year-old Win from Mandalay
One in four children in Myanmar do not complete primary school, and 10-year-old Win from Mandalay is one of many students currently at risk. This is his story….
June 27, 2017
By Maureen Siele, ChildFund Kenya
Photo: Five-year-old Akinyi, seven-year-old Ochieng and their mother Catherine now have full access to their civil rights, after obtaining birth certificates
A birth certificate is a lifelong passport to many rights. Without it, a person cannot access public education, healthcare, and even legal systems. This is the story of how a simple sheet of paper has changed the lives of Catherine and her two children...
June 26, 2017
By Abraham Marca, ChildFund Bolivia
Photo: As a baby, Ingela received support from ChildFund Bolivia’s guide mothers
Sapahaqui is a rural area in Bolivia where ChildFund serves several communities. ChildFund Bolivia is supporting a key initiative which focuses on the training of community health volunteers, known as guide mothers, who are helping to change the lives of children like Ingela…
June 21, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Teacher Daw Kyi is disappointed that so many children in Myanmar do not finish primary school
Daw Kyi has been a teacher in Myanmar for eight years. As an educator passionate about her work, and committed to her students, she is disappointed that so many children do not finish primary school…
June 16, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
The AHP will improve the reach, impact and effectiveness of emergency response in Pacific nations like Vanuatu (pictured after Cyclone Pam)
Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop has today announced the launch of the Australian Humanitarian Partnership (AHP), which brings together six consortia of Australia’s leading international aid organisations to respond to humanitarian disasters, with a specific focus on the Pacific...
June 12, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
Photo: Ma Nwe has been working at a factory in Myanmar since she was just 13 years old
To mark World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, we share the story of Ma Nwe – one of the thousands of children in Myanmar who are forced out of school too early and into work too soon ...
June 8, 2017
By ChildFund
ChildFund Pass It Back players from disadvantaged communities in Asia will travel to Belfast in August.
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 is set to inspire young female rugby players from disadvantaged communities in Asia, with the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU), World Rugby and ChildFund Pass It Back giving them the opportunity to visit Ireland and take part in an international rugby competition...
June 5, 2017
By ChildFund Australia
ChildFund and iCare will combine their experience in delivering high quality education programs for children in developing countries.
ChildFund Australia and iCARE today announced their decision to join forces, and combine their decades of experience in delivering high quality education programs for children in Asia, Africa and the Americas...

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