Stories

Responding to COVID-19 in Indonesia In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic one way in which CBM has been working in Indonesia is to build initiatives that will assist people who might otherwise struggle during this time. One of these initiatives was through a partnership with a social crowdfunding platform. One of the campaigns on this...

Shadishori's Story: Disability Rights and Education. Shadishori heard about a disability project  in 2007 when CBM's partner organisation, NBJK were doing a survey in her village to find out how many people with disability there were. There were opportunities to get training, and she took up the chance to get 3 months of training as a...

Creating Work Opportunities for People with Disability. Mangal got involved with CBM partner organisation, MSS’s work in 2014, when the organisation was linking people with disability with training in mushroom production. He does this work with others, and together the group has now developed a good business – mushrooms sell for 200 rupees ($4)/kg, and they...

Suman's Story: Changing Attitudes About Disability and Sport. “When I was at school, I watched other kids get medals and prizes for sport, but because of my disability, I got nothing” says Suman. That changed in 2002 when schools in Ranchi decided to mark Disability Day by involving children with disability in athletics competitions. Suman came...

In lower-income countries, the repercussions of COVID-19 will place additional strain on health services, leaving many people more vulnerable.  CBM Australia has sought to assist and strengthen health systems and community infrastructure to ensure people with disabilities in India can meet their continuing and additional needs in a time of uncertainty caused by COVID-19.By mobilising...

In addition to responding to COVID-19 challenges, the CBM Australia and CBM Italy teams have been assisting in the Amhara region in Ethiopia to build resilience in communities at risk of food insecurity. The Amhara region currently faces a number of challenges to food security from locust swarms and recent floods and landslides, threatening livelihoods...

29/05/2020CBM Australia welcomes Australia’s international COVID-19 response, though warns that ambition without investment will leave people with disabilities further behind. The Australian Government today released its Partnerships for Recovery COVID-19 development strategy, and made tangible commitments to prioritising the inclusion of people with disabilities and women and girls. CBM Australia – Australia’s largest international development organisation...

LATEST REPORT FROM THE FIELD  HYGIENE CRISIS: SOAP IS LIKE GOLD DUST NOWHere in Australia we’re well used to the public health advice on washing our hands to break the COVID-19 cycle. But simple hand soap is a luxury item for millions of people living in poverty. So rare that many people are having to use...

I write to you from Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh asking you please to help us now, today. Our situation is desperate. If I had to use just one word to describe the atmosphere in this city at the moment, it would be “fear”.Everyone is afraid. Especially the poor, who live in vast slums, and...