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Camel library proves a hit for locked down Ethiopian kids

Luke Michael, Saturday, 8th August 2020 -  The project currently reaches over 22,000 children in 33 villages    With Ethiopian schools in coronavirus lockdown, children in some of the county’s most remote villages

Behind closed doors: The migrant and refugee women suffering in silence

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 6th August 2020 -  COVID-19 has seen a sharp increase in the number of women experiencing domestic and family violence, but advocates say one group in particular is falling through the cracks.  The

Governments urged to prioritise Victorians with disability during second COVID wave

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  Advocates warn of “tragic outcomes” if proper planning is not undertaken            Disability groups say a holistic plan is urgently needed to protect Victorians with

World Vision Australia slashes staff to save humanitarian programs

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 5th August 2020 -  The organisation said staff cuts were needed to maintain essential humanitarian work   World Vision Australia will slash staff numbers by up to 14 per cent, following a review into

Charities to struggle, even with JobKeeper

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 4th August 2020 -  JobKeeper will keep charities afloat in the short term, but is it enough?  Around 110,000 charity workers are at risk of becoming unemployed by September, with a further 70,000 potentially

How a microfinance group could be the key to helping Australia build back better

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th July 2020 -  Global microfinance group Grameen has set up shop in Australia at a time when vulnerable people are facing more uncertainty than ever before. Pro Bono News sat down with the organisation’s

Australia’s borders are shut, so where does that leave refugees?

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 28th July 2020 -  Humanitarian advocates say people fleeing dangerous situations are more at risk than ever  When COVID-19 reached Australia in late March, the government swiftly closed the country’s

New grants program to help the hidden victims of COVID-19

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th July 2020 -  Coronavirus is having a dire impact on the wellbeing of animals around the world  Amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Animals Australia is establishing an emergency grants program

‘One of the most difficult times we’ve ever experienced’: Students with disability struggle during pandemic

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th July 2020 -  New research highlights the toll remote learning has taken on many children with disability  COVID-19 has caused headaches for students across Australia, but for children with disability

COVID-19 reshaping social enterprise sector

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th July 2020 -  Social enterprises are pivoting to ensure they keep delivering community impact  Australian social enterprises are continuing to trade throughout the COVID-19 pandemic despite

COVID crisis forces a shift in grantmaking

Luke Michael, Friday, 24th July 2020 -  More than half of grantmakers have added a new grants program specifically in response to coronavirus    Many grantmakers are struggling with the pace of emergency grantmaking

Aussie charities missing out on government-subsidised COVID-19 loans

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 -  While the loan scheme is being overhauled, sector advocates say it still falls short of what’s needed        It has been revealed only around 20 of the federal government’s
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