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 www.christianaid.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @CA_global.
Claire Aston, Christian Aid's Churches Resources Manager, describes how the new 'Count Your Blessings' app, for Apple iPhones, iPads, iPods and HD Android, will help inspire your reflections throughout the 40 days of Lent. Available on the app store and Google Play from 9th February. Visit http://www.christianaid.org.uk/getinvolved/lent-2013/count-your-blessings/apps.aspx for more information. About Count Your Blessings: Change lives, help end hunger and learn more about the world we live in with Count Your Blessings from Christian Aid. Each day from Shrove Tuesday to Easter Sunday, you’ll get a short fact or story, a stunning photograph and the opportunity to reflect, act or pray to help end poverty. You can take part on your own, or get your friends and church to join you.
The conflict in Gaza last November caused widespread destruction and devastation to homes, agricultural lands and infrastructure. The effects of trauma and shock endured by Palestinians during the week of intense bombing have emerged. In this podcast, Hala Gishawi from Christian Aid partner the Women’s Affairs Centre in Gaza, explains how the organisation is supporting women who experience poverty and injustice in their lives as a result of the Israeli occupation and the continued blockade of Gaza. Christian Aid has launched an appeal to help the people of Gaza and across the Middle East who are suffering as a result of violent conflict. Please visit www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies/current/gaza-middle-east-crisis-appeal/index.aspx #Gaza #Palestine #MiddleEast #Israel #gender #women #poverty #injustice #healthcare #conflict #occupation #blockade
On the evening of 23 January the London launch of the “Enough Food for Everyone… IF” campaign was held at Somerset House. The campaign will focus on ending global hunger and is the first time since Make Poverty History that the international development community has joined together to mobilise people for change. The launch was presented by Lauren Laverne and attended by hundreds including Bill Nighy and Bonnie Wright. In this podcast, Antoinette Powell, Christian Aid Communications Officer, spoke to The Right Rev Dr Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby, about what the "Enough Food for Everyone... IF" campaign is calling for. Find out more about the campaign at www.christianaid.org.uk/IF #tax #hunger #IF #Enough #campaign #ChurchTimes #Derby #Bishop #Redfern #SomersetHouse #BillNighy #BonnieWright #LaurenLaverne #BillGates #land #food #nutrition #health #poverty
The London launch of the “Enough Food for Everyone… IF” campaign was held at Somerset House on the evening of 23rd January 2013. The campaign, focussed on ending global hunger, is the first time since Make Poverty History that the international development community has joined together to mobilise people for change. The launch, presented by Lauren Laverne, saw a stunning 3D projection onto Somerset House. A host of famous faces added their support to the campaign, including Bill Nighy, Bill Gates and Angelique Kidjo. In this podcast, Christian Aid's Antoinette Powell catches up with some of the people who came along for the event. The overwhelming feeling surrounding the launch was one of optimism. Although the odds sometimes seem against us, we can end global hunger IF we choose to care and IF we all join together to take action. IF this happens, 2013 will be the year global hunger becomes part of our history, not our present. As Bill Nighy said in his speech “We are electing not to forget. We are choosing to care.”
‘It was like someone drowning in a sea and wanting any kind of help’ recalls Mahmoud Hussein (on the left of the picture). It’s been two years now since the popular uprising but the situation is far from settled. In this podcast we’ll hear from Mahmoud Hussein and his friend Mokhtar Mohammed Abdallah, both of whom were given the opportunity to earn a much needed income by Christian Aid partner CEOSS, in the wake of the uprising that began on 25 January 2011 and ended 18 days later with the fall President Hosni Mubarak and his near thirty year regime. Moktar and Mahmoud had never met before the cash-for-work project. Their strong friendship firmly forged in the face of adversity. To find out more go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianaidimages/sets/72157632552231504/ #egypt #revolution #uprising #tahrirsquare #solidarity #struggle #emergency #anniversary
Urban Voices choir from London 2012 singing If I Ruled the World
Bill Nighy on how to change the world (quoting Nelson Mandela..)
London 2012 Games volunteer talks about promoting IF campaign
There is enough food in the world for everyone… yet every night 1 in 8 people go to bed hungry. Today (23 January 2013) Christian Aid along with over 100 other UK organisations are launching a campaign called "Enough Food for Everyone…If" It is the first time since Make Poverty History that the international development community has joined together to mobilise people for change. Together, we want to call for a fairer food system that works for all and ensure that 2013 is the beginning of the end for the global hunger crisis. In this podcast Christian Aid’s Director, Loretta Minghella, explains the importance of the campaign, and how we can work together to fight the greatest injustice of our time: hunger. To find our more please go to www.christianaid.org.uk/if #hunger #if #campaign #aid #tax #transparency #land #food #enough
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 Communication
On 12 January 2010 at 16:53 local time, an earthquake struck Haiti of a magnitude not felt in more than 200 years. Measuring 7 on the Richter scale, the epicentre of the earthquake was just 10 miles from the capital city, Port-au-Prince. Combined with the shallow depth of the quake, just 5 miles below the surface, this natural disaster had an extreme and devastating effect on the country. More than 220,000 people died and many more were left homeless after building collapsed. Paula Plaza, Communications Officer with Christian Aid, visited Haiti shortly after the earthquake. In this podcast, Paula reflects on the impact of the disaster and speaks to Prospery Raymond, Christian Aid’s Haiti Country Manager, about what has been achieved in the three years since the earthquake struck. Visit www.christianaid.org.uk/emergencies to find out more about Christian Aid's response to the Haiti earthquake. #ChristianAid #Haiti #earthquake #disaster #emergency #appeal
As Typhoon Bopha devastated the lives of millions in the Philippines in the run up to Christmas 2012, the leaders of the world dithered in Doha. This podcast recalls the damage done in the last year by extreme weather in the Philippines and what Christian Aid is and has been doing in response. Christian Aid's Mariana Paoli also tells us why the deal agreed at the recent UN climate change talks, held in Doha, Qatar between 26 Nov - 7 Dec, is weak and why the campaign for climate justice must continue. #climate #doha #philippines #typhoon washi #typhoon bopha #justice #cop18 Climate blog - http://www.christianaid.org.uk/ActNow/blog/december-2012/climate-qatar-strophe-in-doha.aspx
In 2011, thousands of Christian Aid supporters heard the story of Rogers Ochieng Otieno from Usenge, Kenya. For Rogers, Christmas Day was not a holiday. As a volunteer community health worker with the Rural Transport Network, run by Christian Aid and Virgin Unite, he would continue his work delivering vital healthcare advice and vital medicines around Nyanza province. One year later, we caught up with Rogers to find out how his work was going. For more on Christian Aid's work around the world visit www.christianaid.org.uk