Our whole policy and advocacy team is focussing on ways to combat the COVID-19 crisis. We're making an impact in the following areas:
Click to read Opinion Piece by our First Nations Policy Advisor Scott Winch
First Nations communities are especially vulnerable to COVID-19.
Children in First Nations communities have the most to lose from the health crisis and lockdowns – access to education, affordable food, culture and community – and critically, loss of their elders, who hold irreplaceable cultural knowledge, language and leadership.
By contributing to the UN Humanitarian Response Plan, Australia can do its fair share to help prevent the COVID virus from spreading
Contribute our fair share ($165 million) to the global effort to defeating COVID-19 via the UN’s Global Humanitarian Response Plan.
At least 4% of the total humanitarian assistance should be dedicated to child protection.
World Vision child protection during COVID-19 lockdown in Mongolia
DFAT and World Vision Solomon Islands staff member inspecting flood gauges and early warning systems
Every disaster recovery effort should strengthen communities for the next disaster - after COVID-19, the next biggest threat to children will be climate change.
As the world moves to recover from COVID-19, we need to Build Back Better. We need to build a fair and inclusive society that is resilient to future crises. A #GreenRecovery can build resilience to future pandemics and disasters and prevent the Climate Crisis.
Make the recovery a #GreenRecovery and ensure that the COVID economic response, in Australia and around the world, builds the resilience of the most vulnerable communities and supports the transition to a zero-emissions future.