Press releases

  • FFV announces inaugural Community Shield, supporting World Vision's One Goal

    Football Federation Victoria is delighted to announce the inaugural FFV Community Shield will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 at Knights Stadium.

    The inaugural FFV Community Shield will be contested by Dockerty Cup champions Melbourne Knights, and NPL Victoria champions South Melbourne.

    It will be held in support of World Vision's One Goal program, which aims to leverage the ...

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  • One Goal hosts football festival to improve child nutrition in Asia and Australia

    As Asia’s top football teams battle it out for the 2015 Asian Cup, 150 children from across Sydney will compete at the Dream Asia Unity Football Festival in support of One Goal – a campaign that uses football as the catalyst to improve the nutritional status of children in Asia and Australia.

    The football festival will take place from Wednesday ...

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  • Jason Davidson joins One Goal to champion child nutrition in Asia and Australia

    As the Socceroos compete against Asia’s top football teams for the 2015 Asian Cup, defender Jason Davidson has been announced as a One Goal Ambassador – a campaign that uses football as the catalyst to improve the nutrition of children in Asia and Australia.

    One Goal is a partnership between World Vision and the AFC to harness the power and ...

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  • Worst Middle East storm in decades threatens Syrian refugees

    The worst winter storm in decades has swept through the Middle East, bringing floods, high winds and heavy snowfall threatening the lives of vulnerable Syrian refugees and host communities, World Vision said today.


    The organisation’s Middle East Regional Director, Australian Conny Lenneberg, said millions of Syrian refugees living in tents and unfinished construction sites will be severely affected by ...

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  • World Vision welcomes humanitarian funding for Iraq

    As more than 2 million internally displaced people face the harsh realities of winter in Iraq, World Vision welcomes a further $5 million from the Australian Government towards humanitarian aid.

    World Vision chief executive Tim Costello said millions of Iraqi families affected by ongoing conflict were dependent on international assistance to meet critical humanitarian needs.

    “Since October last year, World ...

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  • From devastation and despair to homes and hope – how Australian charity rebuilt a region

    Ten years ago the world faced one of the worst natural disasters in history, a tsunami devastating Indian Ocean coastlines which killed almost 230,000 people. But a wave of generosity from Australians and around the world has helped rebuild the region, World Vision Australia said today.


    The humanitarian organisation’s chief executive Tim Costello who arrived in Sri Lanka the ...

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  • Tim Costello's Christmas Message

    As this year draws to a close, the loss of lives and innocence at the Sydney Lindt Café weighs heavily on us all. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by a sense of hopelessness and despair despite the traditional good cheer of the Christmas season.  

    It is human to focus on what has gone wrong or might go wrong; ...

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  • Governments must step up in new phase of Syrian response

    As the conflict in Syria closes out its fourth year, World Vision calls on the Australian Government and donors around the world to commit their fair share to a new UN appeal aiming to assist 18 million people affected by the crisis.


    The lack of a clear path to peace has prompted the UN to develop a response plan ...

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  • Human trafficking: when awareness is not enough

    The hope of making enough money to send back to their families can outweigh known risks of exploitation when children consider migrating to richer countries for work, a groundbreaking new study has found.

    The study on vulnerability to human trafficking validated World Vision’s approach to prevention work, which helps children and youth build protective measures into how they migrate, rather ...

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  • Enough is enough: World Vision condemns aid cuts

    The Government’s decision to again slash Australia’s aid budget – as reported this morning - reveals a shocking disregard for the massive challenges facing the world, aid agency World Vision Australia said.


    World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello said the Government’s decision to cut the aid program by $3.7 billion over four years is a breach of faith ...

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