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Body bags and hazmat suits in grim new #EndEbola catalogue
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BODY bags and Hazmat suits feature in a new World Vision catalogue in a radical move to shine Australia’s attention on Africa’s escalating Ebola crisis.

The confronting catalogue showcases the reality of the deadly virus – which has killed more than 2000 people in just a year – and aims…

Bob Hawke’s courageous record for the environment: WWF Australia
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THE World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia today mourns the loss of Bob Hawke whose record on the environment continues to enrich the lives of Australians.

“Bob Hawke has been described as Australia’s first Prime Minister for the environment and his conservation record justifies that mantle,” said WWF-Australia CEO Dermot O’Gorman….

Three civilians killed every day in Yemen despite Stockholm agreements: Oxfam Australia
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THREE civilians are being killed every day in Yemen – that is one person every eight hours – despite agreements reached between the internationally recognised government and the Houthis at talks in Sweden just over three months ago.

In December last year the two parties to the conflict in…

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Bushfires in Victoria (Image Credit: World Vision Australia)
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Environment Jan 21, 2020
Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events.

Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events.

World Vision Australia, Oxfam Australia, Plan International Australia and Save the Children Australia are today calling on leaders to do all within their power to:

– Urgently set more ambitious emission reduction targets in line with keeping the global temperature rise to within 1.5 ̊C, beyond which many countries will face unmanageable suffering and devastation.
– Demonstrate strong leadership on climate action and transitioning to a low-emissions global economy.
– Support re-greening and reforestation programs that build community resilience and act as carbon sinks.
– Fund a just transition to our zero carbon future, with abundant job opportunities in a clean economy.
– Build the capacity of vulnerable communities, in Australia and overseas, dealing with the ravages of climate change.
– Sign the Intergovernmental Declaration on Children, Youth and Climate Action, to acknowledge that children and young people face heightened and specific risks due to climate change.
– Our organisations acknowledge that this issue is so pressing, we must advocate in alliance to amplify the voices of the world’s most vulnerable people. The communities most affected by the climate crisis have contributed the least to it. They also have the fewest resources to adapt to a changing climate, including preparing for and bouncing back from disasters.

Climate change is undoubtedly a human and child rights issue. It…

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Three civilians killed every day in Yemen despite Stockholm agreements: Oxfam Australia
The Advocate

THREE civilians are being killed every day in Yemen – that is one person every eight hours – despite agreements reached between the internationally recognised government and the Houthis at talks in Sweden just over three months ago.

In December last year the two parties to the conflict in…

Australian Government continuing to fail our most vulnerable children: UNICEF
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AUSTRALIA is not making sufficient progress in policies and programs to support children, particularly disadvantaged children in our country. We have regressed in areas of critical importance and systems designed to protect children are in crisis.

These are the overarching findings of The Children’s Report, being released today by the…

MSF calls for the immediate evacuation of all asylum seekers and refugees from Nauru
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Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) strongly condemns the government of Nauru’s sudden decision to cease the provision of desperately needed mental health care provided by MSF to asylum seekers, refugees and the local community on Nauru. The international humanitarian medical organisation describes the mental health situation of refugees…

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A new report launched yesterday by Social Ventures Australia (SVA) and the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) forecasts that more
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