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March 2023

Hope for Ukraine, 1 Year On

Stand With Ukraine | Supporting Displaced Ukrainians

It’s been a year since the invasion of Ukraine began. UNHCR’s refugee count as of March 3 is at around 1.2 million people. As an organisation advocating on the rights and protection of children, Good Neighbours condemns the brutality against civilians and is deeply concerned over the plight of Ukrainian children. We stand with international agencies in calling for the immediate ceasefire and cessation of hostilities. 

Read the full GN Statement below.

Statement Highlights

  • Good Neighbours have supplied 92,387 households with essential relief items across Ukraine, shipped medicines and medical equipment to over 80,081 people, provided cash assistance to 1,442 Ukrainians in Romania, supported another 945 with housing expenses and offered transport services from Romanian border sites to 2,351 refugees.
  • We’ve assisted 2,230 children with Romanian language courses to facilitate integration and local schooling opportunities.
  • We’ve also provided first aid Mental Health and Psychosocial Support services to 15,449 children transiting across border points, visiting UNICEF’s safe spaces or residing in Romanian border towns.
  • As of March 3, Good Neighbours humanitarian response team has been dispatched to Romania with the goal of supporting refugees in collaboration with local communities and authorities.
  • Good Neighbours lauds the efforts of local and international communities to ensure that the essential needs of the refugees are met and that adequate protection services are accessible wherever they are. 
  • Good Neighbours pledges to taking urgent action in support of displaced persons in Ukraine and refugees seeking safety in bordering countries where help is most needed.

Thanks to our generous donors, Good Neighbours Australia was able to support Ukrainian refugees to rebuild their lives in a safe environment.

Emergency Relief for Displaced Ukrainians Report

We are very thankful to [Good Neighbours Australia] that is helping us and helping fellow Ukrainians. You provide help to the children, to the adult workers. We receive a lot of good food here. Our basic but urgent need is now met. Food and warmth is given to us. And to you we are very thankful.

Stand with Ukraine

Your donation will help provide much-needed support for displaced Ukrainian families.
Sandy Sandoval

Tackling Global Period Poverty

Good Neighbours Australia (GNAU) is collaborating with two Australian-based volunteer organisations to tackle period poverty in remote and regional parts of Bangladesh and Vietnam, reaching thousands of school students through our 2024 ‘Better Life for Girls’ menstrual health program.

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Better Life for Girls Campaign: Reduce Period Poverty in Bangladesh

Good Neighbours Australia is launching its first international project in Bangladesh, aiming to tackle period poverty in rural schools. Through the ‘Better Life for Girls’ menstrual health program, we’ll help generate awareness surrounding menstrual health hygiene, provide girls with dignity kits and improve access to safe and sanitary washrooms at school.

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World Water Day 2024

Water is essential for life. It is intrinsic to all aspects of daily life and a very important natural resource. As such, limited access to safe and clean water can cause conflict and strip individuals of their inherent and inalienable human rights. World Water Day is celebrated on the 22nd March every year to remind us of the importance of water and its part in creating a harmonious and peaceful world to live in.

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