May, 2014

A letter from the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

On behalf of our partners the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea, please find attached a letter from General Secretary Rev. Bae Tae Jin to the Japanese government, expressing concern at actions threatening peace in Northeast Asia. 2014 letter to Japan from PROK Attached also is a prayer written by our Manager of Church Partnerships for Asia, Rev Ji Zhang, in response to our partner’s... Read More »

May E-news

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

In this issue: Clean Water Saves Lives | A Budget that Challenges the Most Vulnerable | Latest Project Updates | Prayers for our Partners Clean water saves lives The tiny community of Ule is used to being isolated. Located on remote Rossell Island in Papua New Guinea’s most eastern region, they are a 36 hour boat journey from the nearest town. The 355 villagers live traditional lives, surviving... Read More »

Budget analysis from the Australian Council for International Development

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

May 13, 2014 Disappointing news for world’s poor as aid flat lines for two years   The aid budget will flat line for two years in real terms as tonight’s budget fails to deliver the promised commitment to increase aid by CPI. “Prior to the election, the government committed to increasing the aid budget in-line with CPI—a commitment reaffirmed recently by the Prime Minister,” says... Read More »

Six months on from Typhoon Haiyan

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

On 8 November last year the central Philippines was hit by one of the strongest typhoons the country had ever experienced. Six months on, a sense or normality has returned but the road to recovery still stretches ahead. With four million people displaced from their homes and up to 16.1 people affected, the response to Typhoon Haiyan has been one of the biggest humanitarian efforts of the past year. Thanks... Read More »

Support urgently needed in South Sudan

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

A high-level delegation of faith leaders, including ACT Alliance of which UnitingWorld is a member, met with church leaders and government officials from South Sudan last week. The delegation urged the parties to meet face to face, agree a ceasefire and guarantee aid agencies access to civilians in hard-to-reach and volatile areas. More than a million civilians have now been caught up in the conflict... Read More »