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Supercharged hunger crisis could cause mass child starvation, as conflict cripples Europe’s ‘breadbasket’

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Rising costs of fuel, fertiliser and wheat, driven by shortages and sanctions from the war in Ukraine, are now “supercharging” an unprecedented global hunger crisis, creating the potential for mass starvation, World Vision CEO Daniel Wordsworth said today. ​ World Vision today announced a new 18-month Global Hunger Response in at least 24 countries across hunger hotspots where food insecurity is at its worst.

Climate change and food security should be part of Pacific aid boost

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Proposed increases to Australia’s aid budget and aid in the Pacific are positive news, as the region grapples with climate change and some of the world’s highest child-stunting rates

Australian kids want to learn First Nations words more than other, foreign languages

Friday, April 8, 2022

Children would rather learn a local First Nations language than the commonly-taught Japanese, Mandarin, French, Italian, German and Indonesian, a new poll of primary school students revealed today. And their parents say learning the history of Australia’s First Nations people is more important for their children than studying the Egyptian pyramids at school. The Children’s Voice survey released today follows a Federal Opposition announcement last week that it would commit $14 million over 3 years to employ a First Nations Language and Culture Teacher in 60 schools. The Know Your Country campaign - which has described the ALP policy as a “great first step” - invites all political parties, Federal and State, to support funding Cultural Educators in every primary school.

World Vision: Budget funds for crises such as Ukraine, Myanmar and Afghanistan will help bring relief for children

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Tuesday March 29, 2022: World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth said tonight’s budget was a win for vulnerable children facing long-term uncertainty, as the world experienced an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises.

Australian First Nations educators to teach their languages in positive step forward

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

World Vision supports the Federal Opposition’s announcement of plans to employ 60 First Nations Educators who will teach language in primary schools and share knowledge of local cultures across the curriculum, through classes like art, science and storytelling.

Leading CMO to become World Vision Australia’s New Chief Marketing Officer

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

One of Australia’s leading marketing talents has been appointed as World Vision Australia’s (WVA) new Chief Marketing Officer. Louise Cummins will join WVA to help further boost the profile and impact of Australia’s largest international humanitarian organisation, bringing with her more than 20 years’ experience in senior roles with both corporates and not-for-profits.

The surprising way the pandemic has changed Australian kids

Monday, December 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have hit many of our kids hard, but it’s also had some surprising positives, according to World Vision. New research by the humanitarian organisation has found the post -pandemic kids take less for granted, are more grateful and are more globally aware, with their parents driven to help others in the lead-up to Christmas.

Vaccinate the world now, or face years of mutant strains like Omicron

Thursday, December 9, 2021

COVID will continue to rage unless vaccination rates increase significantly in poorer nations

World Vision disability project a game-changer for up to 120,000 people in PNG

Thursday, December 2, 2021

World Vision launches a game-changing disability inclusion project with the potential to vastly improve the lives of up to 120,000 people in Papua New Guinea living with a disability

Locking up children never the answer: time to raise age of criminal responsibility to 14

Thursday, November 18, 2021

World Vision says a proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12 doesn't go far enough

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