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Syria conference must ‘offer children a better future’

Monday, April 23, 2018

In a year shaping up to the be one of the worst in the seven-year Syria crisis, governments and leaders must recommit to a better future for the country’s children.

World Vision responds to children and their families in need in Eastern Ghouta

Friday, April 20, 2018

"As we enter the 8th year of this ruinous war in Syria, it is harrowing to hear of the alleged attacks in Douma,” says Syria Response Director, Wynn Flaten.

Australia sinks to 19th in global aid ranking

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Australia’s leading humanitarian agency, World Vision is calling on the Australian Government to boost aid, after Australia’s global aid ranking fell for the third consecutive year to 19th.

Congo crisis: time for Australia to act

Monday, April 9, 2018

Five leading Australian humanitarian agencies are warning that an urgent funding boost is needed to avert a dire outcome for 13 million people who need humanitarian assistance in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Call for Government to rule out further aid cuts

Thursday, March 29, 2018

World Vision Australia is calling on the Federal Government to rule out further cuts to an already depleted aid budget.

Tim Costello calls for end to offshore detention

Friday, March 23, 2018

Chief Advocate of World Vision Australia, Rev Tim Costello, today challenged the “moral equation” of the Federal Government’s indefinite detention policy as a deterrence to other refugees seeking asylum in Australia.

Syria’s children at risk of never fully recovering, new study finds

Thursday, March 15, 2018

• New report reveals the extent of daily hardships Syrian children face • Funding and focus must go beyond just helping children to survive, says aid agency • World Vision travelled to Syria with Kabul-based war photographer Andrew Quilty to mark the anniversary

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.