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World Vision welcomes more Australian aid

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

World Vision Australia has welcomed a Labor promise to lift foreign aid spending if it wins the next Federal election. Chief advocate Tim Costello today urged both parties to commit to restoring contribution to previous levels.

World Vision Statement on Response to Cyclone Gita in Tonga

Monday, February 12, 2018

World Vision is currently monitoring the impact of Cyclone Gita in Tonga and stands ready to support the emergency response of the Government of Tonga and other humanitarian agencies working there, if necessary.

Nearly 700 Child Soldiers Freed in South Sudan

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The first of 700 child soldiers caught up in the conflict in South Sudan have been released today in a major breakthrough for World Vision’s reunification and reintegration work in the troubled African state.

Bring Out Your Bears for Children of South Sudan

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Australia’s largest non-government humanitarian organisation, World Vision, is urging people to donate a teddy bear, in support of children fleeing violence in South Sudan.

The Spirit of Christmas

Friday, December 22, 2017

An unprecedented number of children are vulnerable this Christmas, with the world facing four enormous, ongoing and mostly ignored crises causing record numbers of people to be displaced, World Vision Australia chief advocate, Reverend Tim Costello said today.

Australia’s Humanitarian Agencies Warn of Impending Mental Health Crisis on Manus

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A fact-finding mission representing Australian humanitarian agencies has warned of an impending mental health crisis on Manus Island in its report released today.

Manus Crisis will not end with Forced Removal

Friday, November 24, 2017

The refugee crisis on Manus will not end with the forced removal of refugees and asylum seekers from the former detention centre, a fact-finding mission being conducted under the auspices of the peak body for Australia’s international aid agencies, the Australian Council for International Development, warned today.

World Vision Cautiously Welcomes Rohingya Pact

Friday, November 24, 2017

World Vision cautiously welcomes an initial agreement for the possible repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State.

Time For Australia To Get ‘Fair Dinkum’ On Development

Thursday, November 23, 2017

World Vision welcomes the Foreign Policy White Paper, but urges the federal government to recommit to Australian aid as a core pillar of foreign policy.

Turnbull Must Act To End Manus Crisis Now

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Australian Prime Minister must intervene to end the humanitarian crisis on Manus, the Australian Council for International Development said today.