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Personal hygiene is the number one way individuals can slow or stop the spread of the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus. Rigorous hand washing practices –washing, with soap, for 20 seconds – and regularly using hand sanitiser are now embedded in the daily practices of millions of Australians as we try to prevent ourselves and those...

Please join in quiet contemplation as I pray.Dear God, Our hearts are deeply concerned for communities, people with disabilities and their families, for partner organisations, their staff and leaders facing the pandemic and we want to learn from their grace and perseverance.We bring them to you today. We trust in your goodness, mercy and compassion....

Let us pray. Lord at this time of year we reflect on the challenges and trials you faced over Lent - in isolation for 40 days and nights in the desert. Today, we are faced with our own challenges and trials of isolation, fear, instability and uncertainty. Please help all of us come together in...

Throughout Lent, we have been following Jesus, watching as he restored people physically and spiritually, restoring people back into community. Jesus did not only restore people to community, he taught people to do the same.Jesus taught that when people gather, they should not just invite those who they know and who are like them. He...

As lockdowns come into effect around the globe, CBM Australia remains in close contact with our overseas partners and country offices to monitor the impact COVID-19 lockdowns are having on the communities we work with.“India’s Coronavirus lockdown has left huge numbers of people stranded and hungry. You may have heard in the news that the...

To protect their staff and do their part to #flattenthecurve the CBM Nepal Country office staff have all been working from home. Rita oversees the mental health projects for Nepal – an area that only grows in importance as daily life and access to essential services are impacted by COVID-19.Nepal shares borders with India and...

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, we are glad to report CBM Australia was able to assist in the delivery of assistive devices to nearly 100 children living with disabilities in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, before the crisis hit.Over the last six months devices including wheelchairs, crutches, visual aids, spectacles and hearing aids were distributed by...

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to unfold, CBM remains committed to amplifying the voice of people with disabilities who are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19.Despite government support, there are concerns for people living with disabilities: “There is no regular work,” writes our CBM Philippines Field Coordinator, Evelyn. She agrees that for many people...

CBM Australia has been concerned for the health of our partners and projects in light of the recent health crisis, and we are maintaining close contact. Most offices are closed and staff, like Mai from our Vietnam office, are working from home, in close phone contact with our partners as they work to develop local...