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Education, income-generation for Rohingya refugees must be top priorities

Friday, February 15, 2019

(Cox’s Bazar, 15 February 2019) Education and income-generating opportunities must be made top priorities for the nearly 1 million Rohingya still languishing in the world’s largest refugee camp almost 18 months after fleeing violence and persecution in Myanmar, said three leading NGOs at the launch of a new UN funding plan for the crisis launched in Geneva today.

Medical Treatment Bill passes both houses of parliament

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Today a coalition of refugee and humanitarian organisations and members of the public demonstrated what can happen when we stand together as one.

Australia must do more to end plight of child soldiers

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Australia’s leading humanitarian organisation is calling on the Australian Government to step up its response to the tens of thousands of children illegally recruited into armed forces around the world last year.

‘Too excited to speak'

Monday, February 11, 2019

Aboriginal women and children to benefit from $2.2m grant from the Ian Potter Foundation ​

Refugee advocates, lawyers and human rights groups unite in rejecting Government’s medical panel proposal

Monday, February 4, 2019

A Government proposal to address the medical crisis engulfing critically ill refugees detained offshore has been firmly rejected as window dressing on the existing unconscionable process which has seen 12 people die in offshore detention in the past five years.

As last kids leave Nauru, World Vision calls on MPs to back new law for sick refugees detained offshore

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Australia’s leading humanitarian agency, World Vision today welcomed the news that the last kids are coming off Nauru, by calling on Australia’s political leaders to back a new law that guarantees medical transfers for sick refugees trapped in island detention.

World Vision trailblazers shine in Aust Day honours

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Two World Vision humanitarian workers have been honoured for their life’s work in the Australia Day Awards.

Government on notice: step up for children and families in conflict zones

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Major Australian aid groups today launched a tool that will hold the Australian Government accountable for protecting children and families in conflict zones.

World Vision races to disaster zone after hundreds die in Indonesian tsunami

Monday, December 24, 2018

World Vision has dispatched an emergency response team to Sunda Strait to assess the damage following a tsunami that has killed at least 222 people and injured more than 843.

Labor Party takes step in the right direction on aid rebuild commitment

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

World Vision Australia welcomes the ALP's commitment to return Australia's aid contribution to internationally accepted levels.