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Children in India, Bangladesh survive cyclone, but now vulnerable to COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in 20 years, Cyclone Amphan, has destroyed homes and livelihoods.

Cyclone Amphan Creates A Super Complex Crisis: World Vision CEO

Monday, May 25, 2020

Ten people in Bangladesh have died and around 10 million people are estimated to have been affected by Cyclone Amphan, as heavy winds and three-metre tidal storm surges ravaged coastal districts and flooded hundreds of villages.

Quick DFAT funding to Pacific vital, but remember - COVID is a global crisis

Thursday, May 21, 2020

World Vision Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s $100 million emergency funding to support Pacific countries hit by the double-whammy of COVID-19 and the devastating Cyclone Harold.

Stalled global ceasefire resolution must ‘get back on track

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

World Vision is urging leaders to try again after the UN Security Council’s failed to agree on a resolution on COVID-19 and to back the UN Secretary General’s call for a global ceasefire

Vaccine Funding Great News. But It Won’t Be Enough for World’s Most Vulnerable

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

World Vision Australia (WVA) has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of $352 million to combat COVID-19 through medical research and development of a vaccine but says vulnerable populations need to be prioritised in any roll-out

COVID-19 could undo 30 years of progress - World Vision launches massive, 18-month-long response

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

World Vision launches $AU548 million response to support 72 million people - half of them children -and combat impacts of virus in more than 70 countries. The charity said 30 years progress in reducing infant mortality could be reversed by the impact of the pandemic

COVID -19 causes emotional distress for 91 per cent of children, World Vision survey finds

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

CHILDREN in vulnerable countries are gripped by fear and loneliness, and hundreds of millions are going hungry as they miss out on school meals, new research on the impact of COVID-19 has revealed. International aid agency World Vision has surveyed children and young people in 13 developing countries over the past two months to understand the impact COVID-19 has had on them. While the Children’s voices in the time of COVID-19 survey uncovered that children are fearful and anxious, it also found they are determined to mobilise to help fight the global pandemic.

Faith leaders use technology to combat COVID-19 in developing countries

Thursday, April 23, 2020

World Vision’s global network of faith leaders are using WhatsApp to stop misinformation and co-ordinate community-level, context-specific responses to COVID-19. The aid and development agency works closely with faith leaders, as they are often the most trusted and authoritative voices in the communities it serves. But this is the first time the network has mobilised on this scale, and in this way.

WHO Funding Cut Could Unleash ‘Disaster’: World Vision

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Cutting funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) will seriously hamper the ability to combat COVID-19 and hit the world’s most vulnerable hardest, World Vision acting CEO Graham Strong says.

Cyclone Harold leaves 160,000 Homeless: CAT II Disaster Declared

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Two people are dead, many injured and more than half the country is without shelter after Cyclone Harold devastated the island nation of Vanuatu this week, prompting World Vision Vanuatu to launch a $US1 million ($AU1.57 million) appeal

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