December, 2014

Government makes Australia one of the world’s least generous nations

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Media release from Micah Challenge, is a global movement of Christians speaking out against poverty and injustice in support of the Millennium Development Goals. In Australia, more than 50 aid and development agencies including UnitingWorld, as well as churches, schools, groups and individual Christians endorse the campaign. The Micah Challenge coalition strongly condemns the Government’s deep and... Read More »

Media release from ACFID responding to deep cuts to Australia’s foreign aid

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) is the peak body for aid and humanitarian agencies in Australia. Below is their media release in response to cuts announced today for Australia’s foreign aid. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec 15, 2014 The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the peak body for aid and humanitarian agencies, condemns the deep cuts to... Read More »

Hagupit Update

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

UPDATE from ACT Alliance, 10 December 2014 Hagupit (local name Ruby) made its first landfall in Eastern Samar at 9.15pm on December 6, packing winds of 175 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 210 kph, accorning to the weather bureau PAGASA. The second landfall of Hagupit after Samar was the island province of Masbate, which was hit at 10am on Dec 7, with a sustained wind of 160 kph... Read More »

Typhoon Hagupit

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Update from ACT ALLIANCE – Monday morning,  8th Dec Typhoon Hagupit has left the eastern parts of the Philippines. It is moving towards the west and the capital Manila with 12 million inhabitants. Hagupit is weakened but moving slowly, 10 kilometres/hour. Maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph. The destruction in the eastern provinces of Samar and Leyte,... Read More »

Training to be a midwife in the middle of war

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Imagine a place where it’s easier to drive by the side of the road than on the road itself. Imagine an airport where you huddle under in the shade of a corrugated iron roof while you wait for your luggage. Imagine a place where small children roam the streets, pulling small toy trucks made of […]  

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Training to be a midwife in the middle of war

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Imagine a place where it’s easier to drive by the side of the road than on the road itself. Imagine an airport where you huddle under in the shade of a corrugated iron roof while you wait for your luggage. Imagine a place where small children roam the streets, pulling small toy trucks made of […]  

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UnitingWorld urges Govt not to cut foreign aid

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Today, UnitingWorld’s National Director Rob Floyd wrote to Treasurer Joe Hockey urging him not to make further cuts to Australia’s foreign aid. Said Mr Floyd; “the Australian Aid Program …is effective and represents good value for money. The Aid program overall provides direct relief from poverty, stimulates development that lifts people out of poverty and is a good investment... Read More »

Celebrating Disability Inclusion

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

This International Day of People with Disability we’re celebrating the wonderful work of our partners overseas, who are making huge leaps in recognising the strengths and skills of people with disabilities and ensuring their programs are inclusive. A central part of UnitingWorld’s work over the past year has been focusing on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the transformation of their... Read More »