Join with Oxfam to tackle the Yemeni crisis

 

What’s happening?

The Yemeni Civil War began in 2015 between two factions claiming to constitute the Yemeni government, along with their supporters and allies. Two years since the escalation of the conflict, and life continues to get worse in Yemen. There are daily airstrikes across the country, accompanied by intense fighting. There is no electricity, no taxis or public transport, more than half of all health care facilities are closed, drugs are no longer readily available, malnutrition is on the rise, cholera had been spreading until only recently, and the number of people in need continues to increase.

Oxfam and other humanitarian agencies are providing basic essentials including food and water and sanitation, as well as cash-for-work. By paying those in need to repair the water and sanitation infrastructure, Oxfam are giving them not only the chance to choose which food they want to buy but also giving them back their dignity.

Currently, the international media focus on the war in Syria and its devastating impact and the huge number of refugees flooding into different parts of the globe. The Yemeni crisis is largely forgotten, with the country under total blockage and few journalists allowed to enter. The people of Yemen are experiencing one of the world’s gravest humanitarian crises, with 7 million people on the brink of starvation. Join with Oxfam and don’t forget Yemen.

https://www.oxfam.org.au/2017/03/how-were-scraping-by-through-the-yemen-war/

The Wishing Well foundation

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families. The Wishing Well recognises the importance of the act of giving. We recognise the significance of the participation of community members and all donations are most appreciated.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment.

Support the Wishing Well

The Wishing Well uses its funds to help children in need access all manners of developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments. The Wishing Well takes referrals for any child/young person in out-of-home care in NSW.  Applications are assessed by qualified personnel and on a case-by-case basis.  The decision to fund an application is affected by the following:

  • Funding availability
  • The support the child/young person has to access the proposed therapies
  • The capacity and willingness of the Carer Household to support the child/young person
  • Assessment, which recommends and supports the proposed therapy as relevant to meeting the particular needs of the child/young person

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Money donated to The Wishing Well enables traumatised children access to healing therapies. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

 

 

 

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