Christian Aid Global show

Christian Aid Global

Summary: Today 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty. Tonight 900 million will go to bed hungry. Yet our world has never been richer. Christian Aid believes that poverty can and must be ended. Listen to regular podcasts from the Communications Team at Christian Aid as we meet the people and see the work that is transforming the lives of poor people in more than 60 countries around the world. To find out more, visit or follow us on Twitter @CA_global.

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 Peace in South Sudan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 251

Christian Aid’s partner, the South Sudan Council of Churches, is an ecumenical body which brings together the main churches in South Sudan. It has formulated a powerful action plan for peace involving advocacy for peace, supporting neutral forums for dialogue and truth telling, and grassroots reconciliation. In this podcast, some of the key members of the SSCC talk about prospects for peace in South Sudan, and share their Christmas prayers.

 Joydip Kundu, tiger conservationist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 152

Hear Joydip Kundu, a conservationist with the Society for Heritage and Ecological Researches in Kolkata, explain why tigers attack humans and how they keep millions of people in south Bengal safe from the devastating impacts of climate change. This audio is part of Christian Aid’s interactive story: The tiger, the fisherman, his wife and our future. #ClimateChange #WorldEnvironmentDay #India #Tigers

 World Health Day 2015 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 324

For World Health Day we are highlighting the work of Tesfa Association, a member of the National Network of Positive Women Ethiopians. Christian Aid communications officer, Amanda Farrant, recently visited Ethiopia to find out more about Tesfa’s work. She witnessed how Tesfa is empowering men and women living with HIV to go into their communities and show others that it is possible to live happily and live positively. As Amanda explains, it starts with a cup of coffee… #health #Ethiopia #HIV

 Haiti five years on | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 315

Prospery Raymond Christian Aid Country Manager in #Haiti talks about the achievements and challenges five years after the earthquake struck his country. #Haiti

 'You hold your soul and I hold mine': Christian Aid Christmas appeal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 273

In Kenya, too many children don’t make it through their first day of life – of those who don’t, the vast majority are killed by preventable illnesses or complications in childbirth. And for women in Kenya, childbirth can be dangerous. They are 40 times more likely to die in childbirth than mums in the UK. Through our Christmas appeal, Christian Aid is determined to change this. Our partners are working to get vital healthcare to mums and babies. Together we’re providing village motorbikes and rough terrain ambulances to get women safely from hut to hospital. By building local maternity wings, and equipping them with everything from delivery beds to incubators, we’re giving thousands more babies a chance at life. We’re training community health workers and traditional birth attendants to support expectant mothers, wherever they are, to make sure they get the healthcare they need. These days, wise women don’t bring frankincense. They bring life-saving care. Support our Christmas appeal this year and the UK Government will DOUBLE your donation. Visit…as/index.aspx to find out more.

 Gender based violence in northern Iraq | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 240

An audio reflection by Communications Officer, Antoinette Powell. She tells the story of Hero and how our partner ASUDA is doing incredible work to protect women from violence, through the provision of safe shelters and legal support.

 Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan, Climate Change and the Church | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 311

'If we do not do our best to avert the climate crisis we have failed our children - it's as simple as that.' Yeb Sano, climate change commissioner for the Philippines. In this podcast, Yeb talks about the need for urgent action on climate change, the role of the church, and our moral duty to the generations to come.

 The tsunami that changed our work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 322

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was a disaster unlike any in recent history. The race to deliver aid and rebuild communities involved coordination between governments and aid agencies on an unparalleled scale. Lessons learned have since been applied in emergencies, such as the Haiti earthquake in 2010 and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013. In this audioboom, Nick Guttmann, our Head of Humanitarian, describes how the Boxing Day disaster changed emergency work around the world. This podcast is part of Tsunami: 10 years after the wave, a multimedia production by Christian Aid.

 Ebola outbreak: 'There was a sense of panic, chaos and fear.' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 210

The impact of #Ebola goes further than those directly affected by the deadly virus. Christian Aid's Tomi Ajayi has recently returned from #SierraLeone. She talks about how our colleague and his family were suddenly quarantined. For more information visit Photo courtesy of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH.

 The UN Climate Summit: what happened and what's next? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 155

After a record breaking 700,000 people took to the streets around the world demandning action to tackle climate change, world leaders met at the UN Climate Summit in New York. Christian Aid's Joe Ware sums up what happened and looks forward to a crucial 14 months for the climate.

 Ebola in Sierra Leone: Our Response | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 123

A short snippet of a briefing given by one of our staff members in Sierra Leone about Christian Aid’s unique value in helping combat Ebola in the country. For more information, see our website: #ebola #sierraleone

 Annual Report 2014: David Pain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 141

David Pain, one of Christian Aid's directors, talks about his visit to India to see the work of our partners, the challenge of fundraising and why he works for Christian Aid.

 Iraq crisis: 'It really is horrific.' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 389

Fear is sweeping across parts of northern Iraq as hundreds of thousands of people flee for their lives to escape Islamic State militants. Many of them are persecuted religious minorities, including Yazidis and Christians. In this podcast Janet Symes, Head of Middle East at Christian Aid, talks to Middle East Communications Officer, Amy Merone. She describes the fear facing people in Iraq and tells of how these are unprecedented times for Christian Aid in the Middle East. Help us to reach out to desperate places. Visit #conflict #Iraq #Sinjar

 This is not about Gaza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 257

Christian Aid believes that while the scale of destruction and suffering in Gaza is unprecedented, the current crisis should not be a surprise to anyone. In this podcast, Communications Development Officer Amy Smith talks to Christian Aid’s Advocacy Officer for the Palestinians and Israel William Bell. He explains why we believe the current crisis is the result of decades of political failure and continuous Palestinian displacement. Please donate now to the DEC Crisis Appeal to help us provide desperately needed essential healthcare, psychological and social services, and longer term support to the people of Gaza. #Gaza #humanitarian #displacement #christianaid

 Addressing child marriage at the Girl Summit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 240

On 22 July 2014 Christian Aid joined the Girl Summit - a global movement to put an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – hosted by the UK Prime Minister and jointly organised by the Department for International Development (DfID) and UNICEF. Nyaradzayi Gumbozvanda, of Christian Aid’s partner organisation World Young Women’s Christian Association (World YWCA), was lucky enough to attend. Here she talks to Press Officer Melanie Hargreaves about her own experiences of child marriage, how World YWCA is tackling the issue, and what her hopes are following the Girl Summit.


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