How the world has responded to the Australia fires crisis

With bushfires still raging in Australia, over 1,000,000,000 animals have now died there since September according to a new report. However, communities are coming together, people are volunteering to fight the blazes, and complete strangers all over the world are donating what they can to support Australia. Celebrities have been generously donating and raising awareness of the heartbreaking bushfires that are currently burning out of control over in Australia.

How the world has responded to the Australia fires crisis


1. Kylie Jenner ‘donates $1 million to Australia wildfire relief effort

Kylie Jenner ‘donates $1 million to Australia wildfire relief effort

Kylie Jenner has donated $1 million (£762,000) to many relief efforts in Australia to help tackle the deadly bushfires after being called out for being hypocritical. The Keeping Up With Kardashians star posted several photos to raise awareness on the rising death toll of animals in Southern Australia. She was heartbroken upon hearing half a billion animals have died but proceeded to post an Instagram story of herself wearing mink fur slippers as well as a photo with the caption: ‘Find ur fire.’

2. Sir Elton John pledges to donate a huge $1million to Australia fires during Sydney show: ‘To see what is happening here breaks my heart’. Metro

Sir Elton John pledges to donate a huge $1million to Australia fires during Sydney show: ‘To see what is happening here breaks my heart’

Elton was live on stage in Sydney at the Qudos Bank Arena and told the crowd that he’ll be giving $1million (AUD) – around £533,830 – in his bid to help the people and wildlife of Australia, after being left heartbroken by the damage the outbreak of bushfires has caused already. 100 fires are currently burning out of control in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia, thousands of homes have been lost, 24 people have lost their lives and half a billion animals across the country are dead as a result of the blaze. According to The Mirror, Elton addressed the crisis mid-show and told the crowd: ‘You should all be in awe of the work that the firefighters are doing.

3. Chris Hemsworth ‘donates $1 million to Australia wildfire relief effort

Australian native Chris Hemsworth, who lives in Byron Bay in New South Wales, has also donated $1million and urged others to give whatever they can.


Hi everyone. Like you, I want to support the fight against the bushfires here in Australia. My family and I are contributing a million dollars. Hopefully you guys can chip in too. Every penny counts so whatever you can muster up is greatly appreciated. In my bio I’ve added links to support the fire fighters, organisations and charities who are working flat out to provide support and relief during this devastating and challenging time. Beyond appreciative to everyone around the world for their well wishes and donations. It really does make a difference, so dig deep! Love ya.

4. Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban have donated a huge $500,000 (£265,470) to Australia’s Rural Fire Services.


Nicole revealed she and country singer Keith had donated $500,000 on Australian breakfast show, Studio 10, where she said she and her family are ‘devastated for Australia’. Our family’s support, thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires all over Australia. We are donating $500,000 to the Rural Fire Services who are all doing and giving so much right now.

5. US singer Pink donated $500,000

I am totally devastated watching what is happening in Australia right now with the horrific bushfires. I am pledging a donation of $500,000 directly to the local fire services that are battling so hard on the frontlines. My heart goes out to our friends and family in Oz. Pink wrote on twitter.

6. Muslim Community Brings 5 Trucks Of Supplies And Cooks Meals For Exhausted Firefighters In Australia.

Muslim Community Brings 5 Trucks Of Supplies And Cooks Meals For Exhausted Firefighters In Australia

On January 3rd, a community of Muslims from Newport, an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, traveled nearly 4 hours eastward, toward the bushfire front near Johnsonville, with 5 trucks worth of supplies like food and water to help the local fire brigade and community fight off the wildfires.

World leaders have also offered their support. French President Emmanuel Macron, US President Donald Trump and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson were among those to call Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to express solidarity.

Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said he had written to Mr Morrison offer assistance "in any way we can".

Members of the Royal Family said their "thoughts and prayers" were with those affected by the massive fires.

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  1. Over 180 arsonists arrested in Australia. Just a thought. I think these criminals arsonists are climate change activists.

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