Press releases

  • Young Aussies give up and go without to bring hunger down

    More than 300,000 Aussie teens will give up something that matters to them this weekend as World Vision’s 40 Hour Famine takes place around the country.

    Food, furniture, technology and social media are just some of the things that young Australians will give up in order to raise awareness and funds for children living in poverty throughout the world.

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  • Relief aimed at worst affected in Gaza following ceasefire

    World Vision will rapidly scale up the delivery of lifesaving assistance in Gaza following the overnight declaration of a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire.


    World Vision Australia’s chief executive Tim Costello said that relief workers have already been operating in extremely dangerous conditions to reach those in need, but the ceasefire is a small window of opportunity to provide urgent relief ...

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  • Government funding welcomed as situation in Gaza remains critical

    The Federal Government’s pledge of $5 million in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza has been welcomed today by World Vision Australia as the ongoing conflict in Israel, Gaza the West Bank has forced more than 200,000 people from their homes to UN schools and shelters.


    World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello welcomed the funding and said that it ...

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  • Children still bearing the brunt of continuing bloodshed

    Children are being killed at an average rate of ten a day as the bloody conflict between Israel and Gaza continues, while countless others are being injured or witnessing the horrors of the fighting, World Vision Australia’s chief executive Tim Costello said today.


    Mr Costello called for an urgent ceasefire as the international charity was once again having to ...

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  • World Vision urges ceasefire as strike kills child in aid project

    Violence in Israel and Gaza has claimed the life of at least one child from World Vision’s programs in the region, the humanitarian organisation said today, as it renewed calls for a ceasefire between both parties.


    The death toll has continued to grow amid ongoing attacks from both sides. Rockets fired from Gaza have now resulted in the ...

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  • Typhoon Rammasun sparks mass evacuations in Philippines

    Tens of thousands have fled to safety as Typhoon Rammasun made landfall in Philippines' Bicol region, World Vision said today.


    More than 30,000 families are now sheltering in evacuation centres as thousands more flee to safety on the eve of the storm according to World Vision Philippine’s Emergency Communicator Aaron Aspi.


    “World Vision has begun distribution of emergency ...

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  • Australia behind Syrian aid resolution at Security Council

    Millions of Syrians could finally receive life-saving aid after a ground-breaking unanimous vote in the UN Security Council, World Vision said today.


    The humanitarian agency welcomes the resolution allowing cross-border convoys of emergency aid to Syria from neighbouring countries and across conflict lines. All 15 members of the Security Council voted in support of the resolution to allow aid ...

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  • Violence in Gaza and Israel must end for the sake of children: World Vision

    World Vision condemns the escalating violence towards Israelis and Palestinians which has resulted in deaths and injuries of children on both sides of the conflict.


    The violence has increased significantly over the last few days with rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel and intense air strikes from the Israeli army on targets in Gaza.


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  • Independence celebration marred by grave crisis in South Sudan: Costello

    More than a quarter of a million children in South Sudan are now at risk of malnutrition as the country marks the third anniversary of independence, World Vision Australia’s chief executive said today.


    Major agencies such as World Vision are struggling to secure the funds to deliver critical emergency relief as the conflict in South Sudan shows no signs ...

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  • World Refugee Day highlights the shocking outlook for Syria’s children

    On World Refugee Day, World Vision Australia is urging Australians to remember the fact that more than half of the 2.8 million Syrian refugees fleeing conflict are children. The United Nations estimates that this number will reach a staggering 3 million refugees in just a few months.


    Syrian refugee children suffer physical and psychological impact, with many losing their ...

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