Archive | April 2017

Join with Save the Children to combat the worldwide child hunger crisis

 

What’s happening?

1.4 million children are at imminent risk of starvation in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria. Kenya and Ethiopia are also facing critical food shortages and experts are saying we are at a tipping point in the crisis. Famine has been declared in many of the above countries and Save the Children warns that the situation could be worse than the 2011 famine in Somalia that claimed 260,000 lives.

Experts have predicted that the number of children suffering from malnutrition in Somalia could rise to 850,000 cases this year unless urgent aid is provided, and the United Nations has warned that more than 50,000 children are now facing death in Somalia.

In Nigeria, children are paying the heaviest price for seven years of insurgency and violence, with 450,000 children at risk of severe malnutrition in 2017, 90,000 of whom could die. Along with Somalia and Nigeria, Yemen is also on the brink of catastrophe and Kenya and Ethiopia are facing crippling droughts.

Save the Children’s efforts

Save the Children’s Child Hunger Crisis Appeal is working to raise money to get urgent support to children and families in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia. They have teams on the ground delivering life-saving aid such as

  • providing food aid and cash transfers so children can eat.
  • emergency Health Units to treat children suffering from severe malnutrition.
  • getting clean drinking water to hard-to-reach communities.
  • providing technical assistance to governments to support their responses.

Support Save the Children now;

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/childhunger

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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Join with Avaaz to stop the world’s biggest whale slaughter

 

What’s happening?

Norway has begun its annual whale hunting season with a quota of 999 minke whales, up from 880 last year. The practice is universally condemned and also in violation of international bans. In the 1985-1986 season, a moratorium against commercial whaling came into forc, under the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Japan found a loophole, continuing its whale hunts under the pretext of scientific research, but Norway objected to the agreement altogether and continues to hunt whales. Methods used to kill the whales are also cruel and inhumane. Hunters shoot whales with grenade harpoons that have spring-loaded “claws” on their tips. When the harpoon hits the whale, it embeds itself deeply in the whale’s flesh and detonates, causing massive trauma. Not only does this slowly and painfully kill them, but it’s used to haul their body onto the deck of the whaling vessel. If the whales don’t die right away, the hunters will shoot them with rifles.

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change. The Avaaz community campaigns in 15 languages, served by a core team on 6 continents and thousands of volunteers. They take action — signing petitions, funding media campaigns and direct actions, emailing, calling and lobbying governments, and organizing “offline” protests and events — to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people inform the decisions that affect us all.

Avaaz’s campaign is rallying us together to create an unprecedented global outrage to this practice to force Europe to close its ports to Norway’s whalers.

Sign the petition to the Norwegian government, the European Commission and all leaders of countries that allow Norwegian whale shipments to pass through;

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/norway_save_the_whales_loc/?slideshow

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/

 

 

Join with Save the Children to condemn the chemical attacks in Syria and to help stop Syrian children become a lost generation

What’s happening?

The suffering of children in Syria has reached rock bottom as the conflict in the nation reaches devastating new lows. A rebel-held town in northern Syria has been exposed to toxic agents from a rebel arsenal hit by a Syrian air strike, leaving at least 70 dead, many of which included young children. Reports show that nearly a third of the casualties they saw were children who arrived at hospitals unconscious or struggling to breathe. Other children died in the streets before help could arrive. This is only the latest horror to come out of Syria, where children and families have been subject to six years of war and almost unimaginable hardship.

How you can help

Right now, hundreds of thousands of children and families in Syria are struggling to survive without food, medicine and clean water. Lives will be lost if we do not take urgent action. Save the Children is on the ground in Syria providing children and their families with life-saving assistance such as emergency care, shelters, protection, healthcare, clean water and warm clothes. You too can support their campaign and help the children of Syria;

https://www.savethechildren.org.au/donate/syrian-refugee-crisis

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/

 

Join with Save the Children to campaign for Australian Aid

 

What’s happening?

Australian Aid are a movement of people, organisations, communities and businesses who believe that our country can and should do more to help build a better, fairer future for all. Australian Aid helps some of the world’s most promising people build a better and fairer future. In the last generation, humanity has made great progress in shaping a more just and equal world by cutting global poverty by half in the last ten years, and dramatically reducing the number of children dying every year.

Save The Children and Australian Aid are working together to break down the barriers of poverty to build a brighter future for all.

“Australia’s overseas aid budget has suffered from successive cuts, and has lost the bi-partisan support it once held. These have dramatically set back our national contribution to the crucial progress of reducing poverty.” – Save The Children

How you can help

Now is a critical time for us to stand up for the life-changing work of Australian Aid. Join with Save The Children and Australian Aid and throw your support behind the life-changing work of aid.

Campaign for Australian Aid is supported by Save the Children Australia and is a joint initiative of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge coalitions for all Australians who believe we can and should do more as a nation to end extreme poverty around the world.

http://www.savethechildren.org.au/take-action/australian-aid

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/