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International Day Of The Girl: Achievements And Renewed Commitments

Friday, October 11, 2019

At World Vision Australia, we are committed to protecting and empowering the worlds most vulnerable poeple. Of the 70.8 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, approximately 80 percent are women and children.

15 aid agencies warn of humanitarian crisis in North-East Syria

Friday, October 11, 2019

Civilians at risk as violence escalates and humanitarian work is suspended

Young adults living in the age of anxiety - new study reveals global trends of Millennials and Generation Z

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Most young people feel connected but lonely and four in ten are gripped by anxiety about money and career paths, a new global study has found. World Vision and US-based research company Barna Group have revealed a sneak peak into the survey of more than 15,000 people aged 18 to 35, in 25 countries including Australia, revealing trends among the world’s first truly global generation. The full research, which forms the basis of The Connected Generation project, will be launched at a series of special events in Australia in October in a partnership between Barna Group, World Vision and Alpha Australia.

40 HOUR FAMINE: Aussie youth trade 40 hours of student life for refugee children

Friday, September 6, 2019

Schools across Australia are buzzing with youthful idealism as students prepare to step in the shoes of a refugee by forgoing their daily luxuries and trading 40 hours of student life for young refugees around the world. The nation’s youth will be uniting with thousands of other Australians by taking on the 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge (6 to 8 September) and will commit to living out of a backpack with only the essentials to help raise funds for the biggest humanitarian emergency of their generation, the global refugee crisis.

Body bags and hazmat suits in grim new #EndEbola catalogue

Saturday, August 31, 2019

BODY bags and Hazmat suits feature in a new World Vision catalogue in a radical move to shine Australia’s attention on Africa’s escalating Ebola crisis. The confronting catalogue showcases the reality of the deadly virus – which has killed more than 2000 people in just a year – and aims to raise much-needed funds for the emergency response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. While World Vision’s catalogues typically feature items like goats, chickens and bicycles, the special Ebola version launched today draws attention to the disposable hazmat suits, body bags, gloves, handwashing kits, rubber gloves and chlorine integral to fighting the disease

Pacific commitment is just the start: World Vision

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

World Vision Australia CEO, Claire Rogers, has welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison's announcement of a $500 million climate finance package for the Pacific but said it should not come at the expense of the existing aid budget.

Racist attacks most likely to occur at sporting events, young Australians say

Monday, August 12, 2019

The much-loved national pastime of a family trip to the footy, cricket or tennis has emerged as a hotspot for racism, with Australian youth identifying professional sporting events as the top place for friends or family to be targeted.

New Report Reveals Harrowing Scale Of Child Protection Crisis In The Pacific

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

A sobering new report details, for the first time, the shocking levels of physical, emotional and sexual violence, as well as neglect faced by children living in the Pacific and Timor-Leste.

World Leaders Urged to Wake Up to Ebola Crisis

Thursday, July 18, 2019

World Vision Australia CEO, Claire Rogers, has today called on the Australian government to step up and take action in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) following the declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Ebola prevention efforts scaled up as case in Goma sparks fears of greater spread

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has intensified, after health authorities confirmed the first Ebola case in the major city of Goma. World Vision scaled up its response in anticipation of the spread of the deadly virus, with more than 9000 people reached so far. The DRC Ministry of Health confirmed this week a pastor who had been working in Butembo, one of the hardest-hit towns during the outbreak, had tested positive for Ebola. The pastor had travelled to Goma on a bus and was taken to an Ebola Treatment Centre on Sunday. He has reportedly died.