World Vision
Press Release

Majority believe their governments should pay more to fight COVID-19 overseas – World Vision

 80% of people surveyed in major donor countries believe life won’t return to normal until COVID-19 is under control everywhere. 60% want their governments to …

Beirut and Beyond: NZ Stories from Global Crises

Beirut and Beyond: NZ Stories from Global Crises webinar

On World Humanitarian Day (Wednesday 19th August 2020), we are bringing you stories from crisis situations around the world, where New Zealanders have been working …

New Zealand’s aid not going where it is needed most
Press Release

Oxfam report says New Zealand’s aid not going where it is needed most

The New Zealand government’s aid in developing countries is not going to projects where it is needed most, says Oxfam, according to a new report …

Hashtag #BigHeartsNZ on Instagram

We all value caring communities that look out for each other. Stronger community healthcare in the Pacific can help us get through this pandemic together. It’s time for a Collective Resilience Plan. Take action at bighearts.org.nz #BigHeartsNZ ...

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“I’m 23, I have 2 children, they are 2 and 5, a boy and a girl. I want them to go to school, to do well in school and get good jobs and live well. I dropped out of school and got married, I want my children to do better. With hindsight, I should have stayed at school. Poverty is when one is helpless. Poverty is when one doesn’t have enough food and you don’t have money to buy the food. Poverty is when you don’t have something to cover yourself. You don’t have the means to get what you want, to lead a normal life others are living, to me, that’s poverty. I have hope that one day we leave poverty behind.” - Christina, Ghana 🇬🇭 #bigheartsnz ...

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Children are the future to a connected world. Tinaai, explains to village children from Kiribati the importance of mangroves in protecting the country's shores from coastal erosion and how they are an important habitat for marine life. The 100,000 inhabitants of this low-lying Pacific island nation are fighting a battle to save their land and way of life against rising sea-levels, changing weather patterns, and increasingly intense storm activity causing extensive coastal erosion and salt water inundation.

Throughout the Pacific, communities are working hard to build their resilience to the impacts of climate change. We are stronger when we face global challenges together. Let’s join them with a Collective Resilience Plan. Take action at www.bighearts.org.nz #BigHeartsNZ

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When we look out for each other, we are stronger and more resilient in the face of shared challenges. But for years, politicians have failed to deliver on New Zealand's promise to do our bit for the global community.
Now, more than ever, we need big hearts and a connected world, so together, we can overcome the crises of COVID-19, climate breakdown, and the global recession.
This is the moment to stand with the world and face global challenges together by boosting New Zealand's overseas aid and climate action. Sign the petition at bighearts.org.nz 💜 #bigheartsnz

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Hygiene kit distribution activities conducted by staff from Oxfam's Taiz office on 28th March 2020.

The hygiene kits were distributed at Albatra, Alkoba and Alkehaf Internally Displaced People (IDP) Camps. Oxfam procured 9900 kits with total amount of USD 187,873.94 (almost USD 19 for each kit) and as of 30th March 2020 have distributed 4374 kits for 2187 households in Taiz (2 hygiene kits per house hold) #bigheartsnz


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Our Youth Ambassador Dan has seen first-hand the impacts of climate change on children and families in Malawi caught up in extreme weather events.
Children around the globe have the right to grow up in a safe, clean and healthy environment, but the world’s changing climate is threatening to undermine that right.
Climate change is happening. So let's stand with the world and face global challenges together by boosting New Zealand's overseas aid and climate action. Sign the petition at worldvision.org.nz/causes/advocacy 🧡 #bigheartsnz #itsOURfuture

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“It is a challenge: to get the international community to listen; it is a big challenge!” We are stronger when we face global challenges together. Stand with Shirley and other communities in the Pacific leading the way by calling for the government to boost our overseas climate action. Take action at bighearts.org.nz #BigHeartsNZ ...

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"Everyday life is not easy. We don't have enough to eat, I have to ration the lunch if I want something left to eat in the evening. There is no firewood and I am afraid as a woman when I have to go get it in the bush, I do not feel safe. To survive, I try to do laundry in town with families, as I speak, we need everything, water, food, shelter.”

“With the rumour of the disease, our life has changed: markets are closed, and so is any place where we could find work. Barrier measures have changed our daily lives. We can no longer move around at random. To protect my family, we wash our hands regularly before doing anything else: cooking, eating, going to the toilet.”

“The disease has made our lives more difficult especially with regard to access to water. In order not to meet many people, we leave at dawn to go to the well. When there are a lot of people, we leave the cans at the well and return to the house.”

“We urgently need water and hygiene kits, dishes, kettles and soaps. If we’d be able to get these items, it would improve our daily lives.

“We are in the crossfire: behind us there are shootings, in front of us is the disease. How will we cope? I will be so glad when this illness ends.”

COVID-19 is the last straw for millions of people already struggling with the impacts of conflict, climate change, inequality and a broken food system that has impoverished millions of food producers and workers.

Since the pandemic began, Oxfam has reached 4.5 million of the world’s most vulnerable people with food aid and clean water, working together with over 344 partners across 62 countries. Please help us to continue this work by donating here: www.oxfam.org.nz/water #bigheartsnz

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