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22 Nov 2017 description

The mass migration underway around the world puts children in harm’s way

By Patrick Canagasingham, CEO & child sponsor
ceo-office@ccfcanada.ca

We’ve been talking about a specific global controversy for what _seems_ like ages — on TV, the radio, the web, social media and around the water cooler, but it’s an age-old problem. And, putting up barriers won’t solve the systemic issue causing people to risk their lives to migrate from their homeland through unconventional, dangerous channels.

04 Jul 2017 description

Rationale

The Philippines is situated in the Asia Pacific, which is the most disaster-prone region in the world, and considered to be the fourth most vulnerable country to climate change (Global Climate Risk Index, 2013). It is a natural laboratory for floods, typhoons, monsoon rains, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides and armed conflict. Emergencies overwhelm the capacity of people to defend and protect themselves. This can sometimes weaken community protection mechanisms and incapacitate the Government in providing immediate interventions.

23 Aug 2016 description

Executive Summary

Tuberculosis is a contagious, airborne and – for the past 60 years – curable disease caused by one of the most infectious bacteria in human history. Today it ranks alongside the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as a leading cause of death worldwide.

In 2014, TB killed 1.5 million people, including 140,000 children, according to the World Health Organisation.¹ Of the 9.6 million people estimated to have fallen ill with the disease in 2014, one million were children.

27 Jun 2016 description

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe.

09 Feb 2016 description

RICHMOND, VA – A severe shortfall in aid funding is putting thousands of children at risk in Ethiopia as the country deals with its worst drought emergency in decades. The drought and resulting food shortage are expected to continue well into 2016. ChildFund International is in urgent need of millions of dollars in additional funding to provide emergency food rations for 300,000 people over the next six months.

21 Jan 2016 description
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More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria.

15 Oct 2015 description

The first World Humanitarian Summit, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2016, will bring together governments, humanitarian organisations, and people affected by humanitarian crises to propose solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In the months leading up to the Summit, ensuring that children’s voices are heard in these discussions is a key priority for Plan International.

22 Sep 2015 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Betsy Edwards BEdwards@ChildFund.org
(804) 756-2722

Cameron McPherson
CMcPherson@hodgespart.com
(804) 387-7373

Donation from Uber rides will help connect girls in developing countries with bikes.

04 Sep 2015 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Betsy Edwards
BEdwards@ChildFund.org
(804) 756-2722

RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 4, 2015) — ChildFund International, a child-focused international development organization working in 30 countries, has begun providing families in Dominica with food, shelter and other necessary supplies after Tropical Storm Erika struck the Caribbean island Aug. 27, leaving it deluged in 12 inches of rain.

24 Apr 2015 description

Joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups

We, the undersigned, call for an immediate moratorium on the transfer of asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus Island until the safety and security of vulnerable asylum seekers can be guaranteed.

18 Mar 2015 description

RICHMOND, Va. (Mar. 17, 2015) – Thousands of children in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu, an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean more than 1,100 miles east of Australia, are in desperate need of safe water, following the destruction of local water supplies and sanitation facilities by Tropical Cyclone Pam.

ChildFund International, a global child protection and development organization working in 30 countries, has launched an emergency appeal to help provide safe water and sanitation facilities for affected children and their families.

12 Dec 2014 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Betsy Edwards
BEdwards@ChildFund.org
(804)756-2722

RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 12, 2014) – Lessons learned from Super Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 helped ChildFund, other international development organizations and the Philippines government be better prepared for Typhoon Hagupit.

07 Dec 2014 description

RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 7, 2014) – ChildFund International is on the ground in the Philippines assessing the damage and impact from Typhoon Hagupit, which hit areas yet to recover from Haiyan, the most powerful storm at landfall ever recorded, just over a year ago.

02 Dec 2014 description

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Betsy Edwards
BEdwards@ChildFund.org
(804)756-2722

RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 1, 2014) – The 2014 theme for World AIDS Day is “Focus, Partner, Achieve: An AIDS-free Generation,” and for three years, ChildFund has partnered with Pact and Family Health International, achieving great results with the Yekokeb Berhan program, the largest USAID-funded Orphans & Vulnerable Children (OVC) program in Ethiopia.

27 Nov 2014 description

Las oenegésintegrantes del Equipo Humanitario de Paísfrente a la gravedad de la situación causada por la prolongada canícula y en consecuencia la emergencia en seguridad alimentaria que viven miles de familias guatemaltecas en comunidades del Corredor Seco y que se prolongara en 2015, manifiestan su preocupación con la falta de financiación nacional e internacional para poder atender la respuesta a la emergencia en seguridad alimentaria de forma integral y participativa.