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Ebola is back and containing the virus will be more difficult than last time

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Between 2013 and 2016, Ebola swept through West Africa, killing more than 11,000 people. Now, writes World Vision CEO, Claire Rogers, the virus is spreading in a war-zone, which means aid workers are facing a new set of challenges.

My Life-Changing Trip To Rwanda 25 Years After The Genocide

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

It’s been 25 years since the Hutu forces started their murderous campaign that ran from April 7 to July 4, 1994. Over the 100-day period, an estimated 800,000 to one million people were slaughtered.

On the brink of an epidemic: New crisis looming in Mozambique

Sunday, March 31, 2019

It’s a little-known country on no-one’s radar — but it’s on the brink of an epidemic that could kill hundreds of thousands of people in weeks.

After the storm: Claire Rogers visits Beira, Mozambique

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Driving through the Mozambican city of Beira it looks like the apocalypse, littered with broken trees, damaged buildings and ripped up telephone and power poles among which children can be seen helping to shift the detritus.

Fearless Girl Statue a Vital Symbol of Equality

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Fearless Girl statue reminds us to keep fighting for the rights of women and girls, for the good of all humanity

Millions neglected and in need, but where is Australia’s support for the DRC?

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

By Caelin Briggs, Senior Policy Advisor on conflict and displacement. At the start of this year, an estimated 13.1 million people were in need of humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). There was one other country that recorded the same number of people in need: Syria. But while the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provided more than $50 million to the Syria humanitarian appeals in the past five years, it has given less than $5 million to the DRC humanitarian appeals over the same period.

"Ray of hope" for people who depend on us, as Labor puts aid on the agenda

Friday, December 14, 2018

ALP elders have called on their party to restore humanitarian aid ahead of the ALP conference next week. They lamented the damage aid decline has done to Australia’s international reputation — and they are right to do so.

#KidsOffNauru: the campaign we didn't want

Monday, October 29, 2018

Australia is a signatory to the Convention of the Rights of the Child. It is designed to protect children before they suffer lifelong damage - the sort of damage Australia has inflicted on the refugee children trapped on Nauru.

The real test of leadership starts now – just ask little George

Friday, September 7, 2018

The Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru brought attention to the refugee children stuck in limbo on their island prison - some for five years. These children and their families need true leadership from Australia's politicians to end their suffering.

Mosul, One Year On From ISIL - A Personal Reflection

Friday, July 20, 2018

Mosul's two million past and current residents still need our help. We owe it to children like Omar and Ahmed to not forget them.