Thu 09, Jan 2020
Australia has been in the news worldwide since last year due to the wildfires burning around much of the country causing massive losses of wildlife, nature parks and bush land, and impacting thousands of people. This comes after months of drought in some areas and record-breaking temperatures, which has brought the issue of climate change to the forefront.
Bushfires have been burning in the states of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania, as well as the Australian Capital Territory.
In New South Wales (NSW) alone, fire has affected almost five million hectares, destroying more than 1,300 houses and forcing thousands to seek shelter elsewhere.
At least 28 people have died - including three volunteer firefighters - and more than 6.3 million hectares (63,000 sq km or 15.6 million acres) of bush, forest and parks have been burned.
With many Australian NGOs running appeals to provide urgent humanitarian aid, support for wildlife and rural fire services, ABM has launched an appeal to enable individuals and organisations based overseas to donate towards this crisis.
All overseas gifts will be collected by ABM and donated towards an appropriate appeal/s.
>> Please note that these donations will be non-tax deductible.
[Australian donors are encouraged to donate to any of the local organisations who are running appeals].
Please join us in prayer: Prayers for those affected by Australia's bushfires
Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.
Picture: Gippsland bushfire, Herald-Sun.