Press releases

  • 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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  • Honour your promise on aid Prime Minister

    Australia’s international aid and development agencies, along with influential business leaders, today invited the Federal Government to renew its commitment to the world’s poorest people, amid speculation that Australia’s aid program is again facing cuts.

    Aid agencies Oxfam, World Vision, Plan, Caritas, Save the Children, Fred Hollows Foundation and Care, as well as influential business leaders Medibank Private managing director ...

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  • Typhoon Hagupit affected families aided by World Vision distributions

    Distribution of emergency relief items to thousands of people sheltering in evacuation centres in Tacloban began yesterday after Typhoon Hagupit tore its way across the city still recovering from Haiyan, the humanitarian organisation said today.


    World Vision Operations Director, Australian Jennifer MacCann, said that many families are in need of essential items while they continue to shelter until their ...

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  • Grave concerns for communities as Hagupit batters Philippines

    Humanitarian agency World Vision holds grave concerns for communities across the Philippines this morning as Typhoon Hagupit weaves its way through areas already battered by Typhoon Haiyan just one year ago.


    A total blackout in the city of Tacloban and neighbouring areas is still in effect after 12 hours, and World Vision staff said the storm wreaked havoc on ...

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  • Widespread evacuations and stockpiling as Philippines braces for Hagupit

    Filipinos are evacuating and flocking to stores for emergency supplies in droves as Typhoon Hagupit threatens to claim lives and cause widespread destruction, World Vision said today.

    Australian aid worker and Typhoon Haiyan Response Operations Director Jenny MacCann is based in Tacloban and said that people are terrified of what might happen, with the memories of Typhoon Haiyan so fresh ...

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  • Typhoon Hagupit: World Vision ready to respond

    As Typhoon Hagupit builds off the coast of the Philippines, humanitarian agency World Vision is preparing to respond to potential devastation in areas already battered by Typhoon Haiyan just one year ago.


    Experts are predicting that if Hagupit continues on its projected track, an estimated 4.5 million people will be within a 65-kilometre radius of damaging winds. More than ...

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  • Reported child violence is the ‘tip of the iceberg’, global study reveals


    - 62% of Australians surveyed know of a victim of child violence

    - The overwhelming majority of Australians interviewed (80%) believe that most child violence goes unreported

    - New global study shows that misunderstandings hamper progress, says aid agency

    Australians believe child violence is a common, growing and under-reported problem, says a new study released by child-focused organisation World ...

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