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COVID-19 aid rethink welcome, but must go beyond our immediate region - CEO

Saturday, May 30, 2020

World Vision today welcomed the Australian Government’s plan Partnerships for Recovery which outlines how Australia will support its regional neighbours through COVID-19 but renewed its call that this global crisis requires a global response.

Human Rights Day: Rohingya refugee children campaign for protection from violence

Monday, December 10, 2018

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh —Rohingya children living in the world’s largest refugee camp called today for an end to the routine violence and exploitation that they face—including in their own homes. Lacking official refugee status in Bangladesh, they are particularly vulnerable to abuse, trafficking and child marriage. Children are urging that their rights to safety and protection be recognized and protected.

World Vision Cautiously Welcomes Rohingya Pact

Friday, November 24, 2017

World Vision cautiously welcomes an initial agreement for the possible repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine State.

It Takes A World To End Violence Against Children

Monday, November 20, 2017

On Universal Children’s Day, World Vision Australia chief executive Claire Rogers has called on Australians to take action to prevent violence against children, including horrific levels of violence witnessed and suffered by children in Myanmar.

Turnbull Government Must Not Abandon Manus Refugees

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Australian Government has a moral responsibility to bring those being detained on Manus Island to Australia immediately, World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello said today.

Help Us Close The Gates of Hell - Tim Costello

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Refugee conditions in Bangladesh are like looking at “the gates of hell” World Vision Chief Advocate Tim Costello said this morning.

World Vision Ready to Respond to Refugee Crisis in Bangladesh

Monday, September 18, 2017

COX’S BAZAR, 17 SEPTEMBER 2017 - World Vision is conducting an urgent needs assessment among refugees on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, where almost 400,000 people have fled since fighting erupted in Myanmar in late August. The UN has estimated that half the refugees who have fled into Bangladesh are children.

World Vision Ready to Respond to Rakhine State Violence

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

BANGKOK (6 SEPTEMBER 2017) - Nearly two weeks since attacks and counter-attacks unfolded in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, home to most the country’s Muslim minority population, aid groups remain blocked from the conflict zone due to on-going insecurity.

Google Impact Challenge: innovation could protect millions

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

World Vision Australia is a finalist in the 2016 Google Impact Challenge, with an innovation in fire detection technology that could protect millions of people living in the world’s slums.

World Vision marks UN day against human trafficking

Friday, July 29, 2016

On World Day against Trafficking in Persons, July 30, World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has urged Australians to reflect on the millions of children around the world at risk of trafficking, harm and exploitation.

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