Thursday, August 24, 2017

Latest News

Elyse Knowles visits Timor-Leste to see the importance of clean water

MODEL, television show The Block contestant and WaterAid Events Ambassador Elyse Knowles visited WaterAid projects in Timor-Leste last week to see how access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene changes lives.

World News

UNICEF responds to Sierra Leone mudslide as more than 100 children reported dead

UNICEF is on the ground urgently responding to the needs of displaced families affected by the flooding and landslides in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown which have killed several hundred people including at least 109 children, according to government sources.

MSF: Global attention needed to prevent and treat the changing face of AIDS

AN unacceptably high number of people continue to develop and die of AIDS[1]-related diseases across sub-Saharan Africa. They remain left out of the global HIV response without access to treatment that prevents AIDS or the medical care they need, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says.

Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones

FUNDING shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today, July 7, ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Latest Opinion

Why young people are going to change the world

OPINION: WHAT are the hopes and dreams of young Australians today? What makes them happy? What are they worried about? And why are they going to save the world? Louisa Keck from The Reach Foundation has some answers.

Brave Neale Daniher fights on to defeat MND

OPINION: Neale Daniher always knew he would probably never benefit from the campaign he has spearheaded to fight the deadly motor neurone disease that is slowly stealing his life.

Australia needs to be open to the world, not turn inwards in troubled times

OPINION: RIGHT now Australians are probably more concerned – and perhaps more nervous – about international affairs than they have been for a long time.