Press releases

  • World Vision launches Ebola Appeal, scales up response

    World Vision Australia is calling on Australians to join in the urgent fight to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, with the launch of a special Ebola Outbreak Appeal. 


    World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello said it was the first time the organisation had launched an emergency appeal aimed at combating a specific disease.


    “With ...

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  • World Vision boosts Ebola response

    World Vision will train hundreds of healthcare workers in an effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone following the announcement of a $2.5 million boost in Australian Government funding for the outbreak in West Africa.


    World Vision Australia’s Head of Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs Majella Hurney welcomed the $625,000 of additional government funding ...

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  • Further aid cuts unthinkable as Syria, Iraq conflict escalates

    World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has expressed concern at reports the Australian Government is set to cut foreign aid to help pay for military operations in Iraq and boosted security within Australia.

    Mr Costello welcomed the Foreign Minister’s comments this morning that the Government will abide by their aid commitment and that there has been no discussion in ...

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  • World Vision calls on leaders at the UN General Assembly to act now for Syria’s children

    As news breaks about airstrikes in Syria by the US and five Arab nations, World Vision warns the immediate humanitarian needs in the region will continue to grow.


    World Vision is gravely concerned about the impact of the escalating Syrian crisis on a generation of children.


    The humanitarian impact of the conflict has reached an unprecedented scale with ...

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  • $4m Microsoft partnership aids World Vision’s fight against poverty

    Microsoft and World Vision Australia are joining forces in the fight against global poverty with a $4 million software donation that will strengthen World Vision’s technology capability and enhance its supporters’ experience.

    The non-cash grant represents World Vision’s largest corporate partnership and is delivered under Microsoft’s Citizenship Program; providing technology, tools, training and resources to not-for-profit organisations to create opportunities ...

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  • G20 takes up child labour exploitation challenge

    The world’s 168 million child labourers are firmly on the G20’s radar after a pivotal meeting of the world’s labour and employment ministers in Melbourne.

    World Vision CEO Tim Costello has welcomed the ministers’ strong stand against child labour, including a commitment to prioritise measures to eliminate forced and child labour.

    “One in ten of the world’s children aged over ...

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  • Indefinite ceasefire opens gateway for humanitarian aid

    World Vision Australia welcomes the indefinite ceasefire between both parties in the Israel and Gaza conflict especially the opening of crossings to allow desperately needed humanitarian aid to enter Gaza.

    World Vision Australia’s chief executive, Tim Costello, said that the ceasefire, brokered by the Egyptian Government overnight, is a relief for the hundreds of thousands that have been threatened daily ...

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  • 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.

    This ...

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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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