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Nov 30, 2017

Phnom Penh, November 29, 2017 — The Asia Foundation is partnering with Starbucks in Cambodia to launch the “Give Good” Charity Campaign, an initiative that supports the “Let’s Read!” project this holiday season.

Nov 21, 2017

Great inspirational accomplishment achieved by a teams of ZW HR Consulting who successfully cycled on 10th November in Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Tianjin, Shenzhen, Suzhou and Dalian, in order to raise funds for the company’s elected charity, SOS Children’s Village of China.

Nov 21, 2017

Quezon City, Philippines - The International WeLoveU Foundation in cooperation with the Quezon City Public Library and the Community Realations Office donate appliances and supplies to GRACES Home for the Elderly on November 15, 2017 at two in the afternoon. This donation is to remind the elderly at the facility...

Oct 17, 2017

Quang Ngai, Vietnam, 13 October 2017–Panasonic Corporation donated 1,200 solar lanterns to people in Minh Long, Tra Bong, Son Tay and Bac Tra My districts in Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces. The program is under Panasonic’s “100 Thousand Solar Lantern Project” that aims to donate 100,000 solar lanterns to people...

Oct 14, 2017

• More than SGD$50,000 has been raised to support relief efforts
• Red Cross distributes US$30,000 in relief supplies
• Assessment team dispatched to communities affected by population movement in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - two medical teams to follow

Oct 02, 2017

Manila, 2 October 2017 ─ Habitat for Humanity has assisted over 1,500 families affected by massive floods in South Asia, as part of its emergency relief activities in the last month. In India, it has supported 1,100 families with humanitarian aid kits featuring shelter, household and hygiene items. Meanwhile, in...

Sep 25, 2017

Singapore, 23 September 2017 – Hundreds of representatives from diplomatic missions, local and international enterprises, schools, and volunteers banded together for humanity at the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) International Bazaar 2017, held earlier today at Suntec Convention Centre. Last organised in 2015, the...

Sep 11, 2017

Testing and treatment also combine to save lives

August 2017—The deep green forests of Songkhone district in Laos’s Savannakhet province are attractive to look at, and draw a lot of attention from villagers who forage and hunt between the trees. Long days looking for wild pigs, birds, grasshoppers and bamboo...

Sep 09, 2017

Singapore, 8 September 2017 - Due to the humanitarian crisis in Rakhine, Myanmar, the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will launch a public appeal for donations to support the affected communities. In addition to assistance provided recently to Rakhine, SRC will further commit USD $20,000 worth of relief items to be...

Sep 08, 2017

Hong Kong, 7 September 2017 – The 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum solidified its position as a leading event for the development of partnerships and solutions to the current challenges and advancements in shelter issues across Asia-Pacific.

Sep 08, 2017

Social outreach: SRC and DDB turn Instagrammers to Lifesavers with ‘InstaSave’
Public outreach: Red Cross Youth distribute first aid kits to 300 elderly households

Sep 07, 2017

The Asia Foundation enables access to quality books and community-powered translation

Sep 07, 2017

Hong Kong, 7 September 2017 (updated) – At the opening plenary of the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum, keynote speaker Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Mrs. Carrie Lam, said: “Hong Kong is not short of land or the options to provide more land. What is lacking is a broad consensus on where...

Aug 18, 2017

Kuala Lumpur, 16 August 2017 – Strong and generous women from Inner Wheel District 330 Malaysia, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), came together recently to donate Nikkiso dialysis machine to the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) to benefit chronic kidney disease patients receiving treatments at NKF...

Aug 11, 2017

Manila, 10 August 2017 – Habitat for Humanity is planning a three-phase relief, repair, and rebuilding response to help families affected by the devastating floods that ravaged India's western and north-eastern states recently. India’s Ministry of Home Affairs estimates that the monsoon floods have affected over 3...

Aug 11, 2017

Hong Kong, 11 August 2017 – Young people in the region will join experts and other stakeholders in the cause for decent and sustainable housing as the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum presents its inaugural Youth Congress. The session will convene local and regional youth leaders to articulate their roles in...

Jul 25, 2017

Hong Kong, 21 July 2017 – National housing issues and priorities take center stage as four countries in the Asia-Pacific region gather housing industry experts for discussions leading up to the 6th Asia-Pacific Housing Forum in September.

Jun 24, 2017

Water, sanitation and hygiene kits will be distributed to families hit by the worst flood since 2003

COLOMBO, June 23, 2017– Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka will assist families affected by what is reportedly the worst flood in over a decade through shelter and sanitation solutions. Water, sanitation and...

May 27, 2017

Unable to attend school, children learn at alternative sites

May 2017—In Maguindanao and North Cotabato, two provinces in the Philippines’ southern Mindanao region, pervasive instability due to violent extremism, poverty and underdevelopment prevents many children from obtaining a basic education.

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Apr 22, 2017

Manila, 21 April 2017 – Habitat for Humanity’s youth-focused campaign “Habitat Young Leaders Build” exceeds its target to mobilize about three million supporters across Asia-Pacific to donate their time, effort, and voices to advance the cause of decent housing.

Following the April 22 culmination of Habitat’...

Mar 10, 2017

One midwife’s relentless determination to give families a healthy start

Joy Abuyabor is a midwife from Leyte, in the central region of the Philippines called Visayas. Since 2008, she has been operating her family health care and maternity clinic so more babies can be delivered safely and parents can seek...

Mar 08, 2017

Phnom Penh, March 8, 2017 — This International Women’s Day, The Asia Foundation honors eight stories of female ingenuity and bravery that have been chosen as winners of the Let’s Read! children’s story competition in Cambodia titled Girls Can Do Anything. The Girls Can Do Anything competition was organized to...