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Mothers Heart

Mother_Heart_Baby.JPGACCI partner Mothers Heart, believes in "empowering women with choices".  Here is a story from just one of the young women they have assisted through their crisis pregnancy counselling service in Cambodia. 

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Creating Child Friendly Spaces in Nepal


We have started a child friendly space in Barabise, Sindhupalchwok to support the children of families impacted by the earthquake. The children are excited to be there and play together with friends and neighbours. Ninety six children have been registered to participate at this child friendly space, which is part of a broader program that focuses on family preservation.

ACCI Relief is working with on the ground contacts from Next Generation Nepal. ACCI Relief and Next Generation Nepal are both members of the Better Care Network, a network of organisations focused on the issue of children without adequate family care and working towards reducing family separation and supporting family based alternative care.

[Photo: NGN/THIS Child Friendly Space]

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Register for Pan Asia Conference 2015

panasia2015.pngYou don’t want to miss out! Make sure you register for ACCI’s PanAsia Conference, the missions conference on the missions field, Aug 3 – Aug 6, 2015 held at the Novotel Phuket Resort in Thailand.

Pan Asia - the missions conference on the missions field - is now a global event that presents a comprehensive view on all that is happening in the world of ACCI Missions & Relief! Not only will you hear from our inspiring field workers from the Pan Asia region, but ACCI missionaries from Africa and Europe will also be presenting on their unique work at this conference.

The Pan Asia Conference is being held at the Novotel Phuket Resort (NEW VENUE for 2015) who have put on hold 100 rooms until the 3rd of June, which is fast approaching. This event is growing in popularity year after year – so don't miss out on what is sure to be one of the most powerful and inspiring weeks of the year!

Click here for further details or to register. 

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Nepal Update

ACCI Relief initial response is ensuring the supply and distribution of emergency supplies. We have been working in collaboration with ACCI’s own partner Ps Ashok Adhikari to facilitate the distribution of food, water, tents, clothes and other basic supplies. Ps Ashok and his network of churches have begun responding by providing basic food and emergency supplies in shelters and villages.

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Raise: because it takes a whole community to raise a child

raisevillage.jpgChildhood poverty is of enormous global concern with one out of every two children living in poverty. Many times when we hear these statistics, we picture the child as vulnerable, suffering, and facing the numerous effects of poverty alone. In this mental image, the child has been isolated from his or her context - it is easy to forget that the child we picture has siblings, parents who are trying to provide for him or her, extended family and community members who support their development. In reality it is not just the child experiencing poverty, but his or her family and community who are suffering too. Forgetting this context often leads us to attempt to address childhood poverty in isolation of broader societal poverty and its causes.

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Field Partner Nepal Update

Ashok, our partner on the field in Nepal, has just updated us on the current devastation that Nepal is facing in the aftermath of the earthquake. He shares that the Church buildings are full of people that have lost every thing, that many have been without food for 4 days and drinking water, and that clean drinking water, blankets and medicines are in short supply.

ACC International Relief has launched a Humanitarian Relief Appeal to assist those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. We will be working through our partners, such as Ashok & Romila to begin to launch a response to provide humanitarian assistance to many who are affected.

To make a donation to this disaster appeal, click here

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Field Partner Nepal Report

We are so pleased to hear that our partners in Nepal, Ashok and Romila and their children (Solomon & Angelina) are safe after a terrifying few days. Please keep them, and all others impacted by the devastation in Nepal in your prayers. This is Ashok's report from the field. 

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Nepal Earthquake Appeal


ACC International Relief has launched a Humanitarian Relief Appeal to assist those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday causing widespread damage throughout Nepal and the surrounding region. The earthquake collapsed many houses, destroyed historical buildings and caused avalanches in the Himalayas. It is the worst earthquake to hit the country in over 80 years.

Over 2,500 people have been killed with this number expected to rise as recovery efforts continue. Thousands of others have been injured or left homeless and in need of urgent assistance.

ACC International Relief has been in communications with our field workers and partner organisations in Nepal to begin to launch a response to provide humanitarian assistance to many who are affected.

(Photo Credit: United Nations Development Programme)

To read more, or to make a donation to this disaster appeal, click here

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What is poverty?

In this clip we explore the definition of poverty as a structural issue fuelled by unequal access to resources and overconsumption. We also look at how we can challenge these structures and demand change on behalf of those that cannot demand it for themselves. [Read More

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Missionary Profile: Moving To Japan

Patersonsml.jpgAlastair and Marlene Paterson are fresh to the field ACCI Missionaries, who have now been working in Japan for three years. They left their home in Brisbane, and are supported by Hope Centre Church and several others to minister to this largely unreached population. They share here the highs, lows and unexpected surprises of this journey! 

Moving to Japan has been one of the most exciting and challenging experiences of our lives. We knew we had a missions call even before we were married, but over the years I guess we got stuck, caught up with mortgages, cars and life in general.

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