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World Vision welcomes 10m AUD Australian humanitarian funding for Ukrainian children

Sunday, March 20, 2022

World Vision CEO Daniel Wordsworth today welcomed $10m from the Australian Government in new humanitarian funding to support the critical protection needs of Ukraine’s children.

Hospitals swamped with malnutrition, disease in Ethiopian conflict zone as World Vision launches appeal

Friday, December 18, 2020

Hospitals are so overwhelmed with severe malnutrition and disease in Ethiopia’s conflict-affected Tigray region they are running out of medical supplies, World Vision has warned, as it launches a humanitarian response to the crisis. The aid agency has launched an international appeal for $AU13.2 million in funds to meet the desperate need after conflict in the region left hundreds of thousands of children displaced.

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.

Children in Gravest Danger When Forced to Flee

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Children forced to flee their homes in conflict face the gravest risk of all displaced people according to a new World Vision report.

Struggle for children fleeing Aleppo just beginning.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A ‘crisis within a crisis’ is unfolding in the countryside outside Aleppo as the thousands fleeing the city now face increasingly dire conditions, World Vision warned today.

World Vision CEO and Chief Advocate call on Australians to drive out the darkness from Syria

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

World Vision’s CEO, Claire Rogers, and Chief Advocate Tim Costello are making an urgent appeal for Australians to help ‘drive out the darkness’ in Syria as the agency launches a massive relief operation for the tens of thousands currently fleeing Aleppo.

Attack on Syria aid convoy “utterly devastating”: World Vision

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

World Vision has expressed shock at an airstrike which hit an aid convoy in Syria, reportedly leaving 12 dead. The UN says 18 trucks were hit on their way to deliver aid to 78,000 people.

One year after peace deal, South Sudan in turmoil

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

One year after a peace deal* in South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation remains wracked by conflict, the number of people displaced from their homes has increased by hundreds of thousands, an additional one million people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition, and now disease threatens to add to the death toll.

World Vision condemns air strike on Aleppo hospital

Friday, April 29, 2016

World Vision Australia chief executive Tim Costello has condemned the bombing of an Aleppo hospital, describing it as a shattering blow to Syria’s fragile ceasefire.

New report reveals horrifying cost of war in Syria

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

EVEN if the war in Syria ended tomorrow, the economic cost would still be more than half a trillion dollars, according to a report by leading humanitarian agency World Vision and Europe’s largest independent economic consultancy, Frontier Economics. The report, “Cost of Conflict for Children – Five Years of the Syria Crisis”, puts the cost of Syria’s five-year war at US$275 billion. It says Syria has been subjected to a process of “reverse development” that will take at least a decade to undo.

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