In Memory

Robert Ashe

Deceased: 19 Feb 2022

Robert Ashe died after a short illness on 19th February 2022. He spent his working life in humanitarian work which began in 1973 with Project Vietnam Orphans (founded by his parents, Pat and Marion Ashe) in Saigon. After PVO ended its work in Vietnam, Robert went to Bangkok and was instrumental in the transition from PVO to Christian Outreach (and ultimately Cord). Although he went on to work with the International Red Cross, Food for the Hungry International and then the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, his family have set up a Memorial Fund going back to his roots in relief work. Donations to Cord in his memory will continue the work to which he, his parents and his siblings have contributed in a variety of ways.

Robert’s Memorial Fund will enable Human Rights Defenders in Cambodia to support their families. These courageous individuals play a vital role in protecting forest communities where thousands of indigenous people are forced from their land, losing their homes and livelihoods. Human Rights Defenders self-fund their work which means that it is not sustainable and it leaves their families, including their children, very vulnerable. Your gift in memory of Robert will enable Cord to provide essential support to more Human Rights Defenders, helping them to generate sustainable incomes which will allow them to expand their work and provide security for their children.

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