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“We Are Committed”: World Vision Pledges to Stay in Afghanistan

By: Michael Crooks

The Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan, but World Vision is not going anywhere. Read more

Women Church Leaders Calling on Government to Share Vaccines with World’s Poor

By: Amy Cheng

Australia should share vaccines with poorer countries to reduce the impact of a “two-track pandemic”, according to women leaders from Australian church denominations and organisations. Read more

Send Hope – Pack a Gift-Filled Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

By: Hope Media

It’s exciting to be partnering with Operation Christmas Child this year to bring gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need, in over 100 countries around the world. Read more

Aid Agencies, Celebrities, Churches and Leaders Get Behind the ‘End COVID For All’ Campaign

By: Clare Bruce

An army of Australia’s major aid agencies, faith groups and educational institutions, backed by several major celebrities, have joined a campaign calling on the Australian government to increase its support for our “international neighbours” in the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

Amid the Devastation in Beirut, Aid Agencies Are Racing to Help

Above: (L) Caritas in Beirut prepares food aid; (R) Samaritan’s Purse packs emergency supplies.

By: Clare Bruce

A week after the deadly ammonium nitrate blast in the Port of Beirut – which killed over 200 people and left 300,000 without a home – international aid agencies are now racing to help with the clean-up and relief efforts. Read more

Masked, But Not Silenced – African Enterprise Response to COVID-19 in Kenya

By: African Enterprise

In Kenya, more than 80% of the working population are engaged in informal employment, and it is the livelihoods of these informal labourers that are devastated by COVID-19 related Public Health measures. Read more

African Enterprise South Africa Response to COVID-19

By: African Enterprise

As of the 15th of April 2020, South Africa had 2,415 confirmed coronavirus cases, the highest number in Africa. Although the novel coronavirus pandemic has not yet caused widespread devastation in South Africa, there is serious concern about the country’s ability to cope with its anticipated health and economic consequences. Read more

Prayer in the Pandemic: Inside the Emergency Field Hospitals

By: Clare Bruce

Above: Medical crew gather to pray inside the Emergency Field Hospital in Cremona, Italy. Photo: Courtesy of Samaritan’s Purse 

Christian aid organisation Samaritan’s Purse is busy responding to the COVID-19 pandemic across the world, with two emergency field hospitals set up in Italy and New York, and two Australians deployed on the hospital medical teams. Read more

For Communities to Thrive All It Takes is Clean Water

By: Laura Bennett

According to World Health Program (WHO, 2013) poor sanitation contributes to about 700,000 child deaths from diarrhoea each year. Sanitation is so important, the United Nations recognised it in their Millennium Goals, setting a number of targets for communities around the world. Read more

Thousands of Children at Risk of Abuse in the Wake of Africa’s Cyclone Idai

By: Clare Bruce

World Vision is rushing to deliver plane loads of life-saving aid and to protect children at risk of abuse, in the wake of Cyclone Idai in Africa’s south-east. Read more