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Australia’s leading aid agencies issue plea for urgent action to address rapidly escalating global climate crisis ​

Monday, January 20, 2020

Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events.

World Vision Philippines launches appeal for families affected by Taal Volcano eruption

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

To support the immediate needs of the people affected by Taal Volcano’s unrest, child-focused World Vision has started distributing dust mask in evacuation centers in Batangas.

Abandoned, scared and isolated - the sad tale of Ebola orphans

Monday, December 23, 2019

THOUSANDS of children orphaned by Ebola or separated from their families are emerging as the hidden toll of a crisis that is set to scar them long after the deadly virus is contained. A new World Vision report has revealed the devastating impact on children of the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak, with orphans overwhelmingly feeling abandoned, isolated and fearful, and plunged deeper into poverty.

'Worst winter yet’ as storms hit displaced families in Idlib

Monday, December 23, 2019

Fears are held for newborn babies and children living with their families in open fields and makeshift shelters in Idlib, north-west Syria, as the region braces for what could be the worst winter yet. After fleeing violence, hundreds of thousands of families in the area now face winter storms and subzero temperatures with little protection. Camps in the area are overflowing and there is an urgent shortage of winter supplies. Almost 1200 families have had their tents damaged or destroyed in winter storms and 20 displacement camps have been affected by flooding.

Australia must step up to ease global refugee crisis

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

World Vision has urged the Federal Government to more than double its current intake of refugees to 44,000 people as the world faces a global displacement crisis.

Office Kris Kringle divides Australia

Sunday, December 15, 2019

World Vision has conducted its first annual Christmas survey; a wide-ranging poll across Australia about views and attitudes towards the festive season.

Medevac Repeal Disappointing - World Vision

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Australia took a backward and inhumane step when it comes to basic human rights with the repeal of the Medevac Bill, World Vision’s Head of Policy and Advocacy, Andrew White said today.

Miss World contestants join World Vision in calling for world peace this Christmas

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Three Miss World Australia contestants have stepped out in support of World Vision’s campaign for Peace on Earth this Christmas, after a sobering report on the devastating impact of conflict and violence on children and families worldwide. Miss World Australia 2017 Esma Voloder (VIC), Miss World Australia 2018 Taylah Cannon (NSW) and 2019 runner-up Jenayah Elliott (WA) are supporting the charity’s inaugural Peace on Earth Pledge, which gives Australians the opportunity to contribute to world peace via an online campaign.

Calls for action on Australia’s ‘blind spots’ on UN Rights of the Child

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Human rights leaders, youth ambassadors and academics are calling for action today to improve child rights, marking 30 years since the since the formation of the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child.

World Vision welcomes review of Australian aid budget

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

World Vision has welcomed the Federal Government’s review of its aid budget and development policy.

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