May, 2009

Sri Lanka, the story continues…

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

The civil war in Sri Lanka may be over but for thousands of civilians displaced by the war, their struggle to survive continues. Since January this year, nearly 7,000 civilian lives have been lost and some 13,000 people injured in this war. The United Nations estimates that over 250,000 people have been displaced by the violence and are now accommodated in ‘welfare’ camps. These camps suffer poor... Read More »

UnitingWorld lobbies Canberra on trade justice for the Pacific

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

This March, UnitingWorld, the ACTU and other civil society leaders met with Australian parliamentary and government leaders in Canberra to ask for a fair go on trade talks with Pacific nations. UnitingWorld Associate Director for Church Solidarity (Pacific) Bruce Mullan met with Parliamentary Secretary (Pacific Island Affairs) Duncan Kerr and key advisors and chiefs of staff for Trade Minister Simon... Read More »

Emergency Appeal for Sri Lanka

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

The civil war in Sri Lanka may have come to an end but for many civilians displaced by the war, the suffering continues. Thousands of civilians have been displaced, injured and subjected to suspected war crimes while as many as 15,000 people have been killed in recent months. The United Nations estimates that over 250,000 people have been displaced by the violence and are now accommodated in welfare... Read More »

Sri Lanka Update

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Over the weekend the Sri Lankan Government declared victory over the LTTE (The Tamil Tigers), who are currently confined to 2.4 km square km’s and are cut off from the coast. Those trapped are the fighting core of the group and their families who number approx 2000. Selvarasa Pathmanathan, the Tigers’ chief of international relations, announced that the rebels were laying down their weapons... Read More »

Fiji Update

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

UnitingWorld has released two statements that address the current detention of the Reverend Manasa Lasaro, former President of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma. Bruce Mullan, Associate Director (Pacific) for Church Solidarity and Kerry Enright, National Director, have been in regular contact with the Fiji Church and UnitingWorld continues to monitor the situation closely. Click here to read... Read More »

UnitingWorld Update

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

You can read all our recent news in our latest update. Click here to read.  

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