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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 Typhoon Haiyan: "It's so clear, there is a huge need here" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 77

Christian Aid press officer Melanie Smith is currently in the Philippines and travelled to Ormoc in Leyte province - one of the hardest hit areas. She explains the dire situation facing people affected by the recent typhoon. To donate to the DEC emergency appeal and help our local partners provide urgent assistance visit #Typhoon #Haiyan #emergency #humanitarian #Philippines

 Why women and girls are vulnerable during emergencies and times of conflict | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 239

During and after emergencies, such as conflicts and natural disasters, women and girls are at the most risk of abuse. Lack of protection and provision for their needs leaves them vulnerable to sexual exploitation, violence, mental and physical illness and death. This week, the government’s Department for International Development (DFID) has organised a high-level event to ensure that the prevention of, and response to, violence against women and girls is prioritised in emergency situations.

 Typhoon Haiyan: "We cannot underestimate the scale of the disaster" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 215

Coree Steadman, Christian Aid regional emergency manager for Asia and the Middle East, talks about the humanitarian situation on the ground and explains how our local partners are helping with the relief effort. To donate to our emergency appeal and help our local partners provide urgent assistance visit #Typhoon #Haiyan #emergency #humanitarian #Philippines

 Confusão in Angola | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 350

Confusão translates from Portuguese as confusion. But in Angola it has come to have a particular meaning. Communications officer Lilly Peel explains. #Angola #humanrights #civilsociety #confusão

 Nicaraguan men say no to women’s rights | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 376

Violence against women was only made illegal in Nicaragua last year but the law has been under siege since by conservative religious and male groups. Christian Aid’s Emily Schechter explains more.

 Disaster Risk Reduction in Bangladesh | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 245

Press Officer Melanie Smith spoke to Niger Dil Nahar in Bangladesh about how Bangladesh celebrates International Disaster Risk Day, which aims to highlight how communities are reducing the risk of disasters and building resilience.

 India Cyclone: A Million Homeless | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 232

Cyclone Phailin was the biggest storm to hit India in 14 years, affecting at least 12 million and leaving more than a million homeless. Yet due to low loss of life, it has been little reported in the British Press. We speak to the Head of Christian Aid's Humananitarian Team to find out more.

 A lost childhood: Life as child soldier in South Sudan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 544

South Sudan is the newest country in the world. Wracked by two civil wars, insecurity and unrest are still a challenge in some states. In this podcast, John Gang Amot, a Christian Aid partner speaks to Gen Lomax, a Communications Officer, about his lost childhood as he was taken from his parents at the age of 12 to become a child soldier. In this heart felt account he tracks his long and dangerous journey across the desert to Ethiopia, tells of the hardships of training camps and how he survived life in a refugee camp in Kenya, before returning home to find his family and rebuild his homeland. #conflict #development #South Sudan #poverty # Ethiopia #Kenya #child soldier

 Cyclone Phailin: people need shelter, food and water | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 70

Ram Kishan, Christian Aid's Regional Emergency Manager talks about the urgent needs of people affected by Cyclone Phailin and how our partners are responding.

 Cyclone Phailin:90% of homes damaged in Gopalpur | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46

Dr. Kumar Prashant of Christian Aid partner VICALP (Visionaries of Creative Action for Liberation and Progress) gives a first-hand account of the extent of damage in Gopalpur, Odisha the centre of the Cyclone Phailin. #cyclonephailin #India #Odisha

 Leftovers for Africa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 172

This week the Christian Aid Collective launch a new film and spoof campaign, Leftovers For Africa, to raise awareness of poverty and hunger. The film follows eager entrepreneur Dan Stirling as he tries to encourage people to save their leftover food in charity envelopes to send to Africa, in a bid to solve world hunger. Aiming to inform young people of how they can be part of the fight against world poverty, the film ends with a positive – and more practical - message from the Christian Aid Collective telling viewers how they can really help. To watch the film go to:

 Christian Aid Week 2013: an update on projects in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Bolivia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 399

This year’s Christian Aid Week materials focussed on how three Christian Aid projects in three different countries – Kenya, Zimbabwe and Bolivia – were helping communities to “Bite Back at Hunger”. Four months on, this podcast catches up with the latest news from these projects to see how they’re getting on.

 Christian Aid in Jamaica: looking back over the last 20 years | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 392

Christian Aid recently took the decision to phase out our Jamaica programme where we have been working since the 1990’s. In this podcast, Communications Officer Cat Goldson interviews Andy Croggan - Christian Aid's Head of Latin America and the Caribbean - to find out why this decision has been made. She also interviews Rhian Holder - Christian Aid's Jamaica Country Manager - to find out about the work we have supported and what we have achieved.

 Churches Campaigns Manager Al Roxburgh explains the next stage of the Tax Justice campaign - beneficial ownership | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 321

With the progress made on tax dodging at the G8 meeting in June, Christian Aid is urging the Government to set up a public registry of companies and clamp down on corporate secrecy #tax #taxjustice

 A small oasis in the desert: bringing hope to children growing up in conflict in Gaza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 296

The brightly coloured swings and roundabouts on Gaza’s beaches are filled with children whose laughter and chatter fills the air. Despite the ongoing conflict in this tiny strip of land, life goes on. But what is it like for a child or young person to grow up in Gaza? What effects does living in, and through, conflict have on children and young people, and what is life like for the people of Gaza? In this podcast, Communications Officer Amy Merone speaks to Majeda Al Saqqa from Christian Aid partner the Culture and Free Thought Association (CFTA), to find out how they supported children and young people following the conflict in November last year. #Gaza #MiddleEast #conflict #development


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