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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.

Odesa attack likely to spur new wave of humanitarian need and suffering

Monday, April 25, 2022

Missile attacks on the Ukraine city of Odesa could unleash a new refugee wave into neighbouring countries, World Vision Australia CEO says

World Vision Australia CEO returns to Eastern Europe amid escalating Ukraine refugee crisis

Friday, April 22, 2022

World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth will return to Eastern Europe this weekend as World Vision expands its response to the spiralling refugee crisis in Ukraine.

Ukraine refugee numbers hit 5 million

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The number of refugees forced to flee Ukraine has hit a staggering 5 million, as World Vision continues respond to the spiralling crisis in the region.

‘Afghanistan must not be forgotten’; World Vision welcomes push for ongoing, annual funding as humanitarian crisis worsens

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

World Vision has welcomed a report recommending the Australian Government continue to provide ongoing, multi-year funding for Afghanistan. World Vision CEO Daniel Wordsworth said it was important that Afghanistan was not forgotten, and multi-year funding through effective partners was vital.

World Vision: The hope of a future for children must be the focus at tonight’s Afghanistan humanitarian conference

Thursday, March 31, 2022

World Vision Australia is calling on world leaders to unite at a key humanitarian conference tonight to ensure the rights of women and children in Afghanistan are protected, after recent decisions to ban girls above grade six from attending school. We also urge world leaders to pledge much-needed funding to avert epic loss of life due to famine-like conditions in Afghanistan.

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.

World Vision responds to growing child needs as Romania’s exhibition centre converted into mass refugee shelter

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Imagine if Sydney’s convention centre or Rod Laver Arena were turned into makeshift shelters for hundreds of people fleeing across the borders? That’s the reality in Bucharest, Romania, where the country’s largest exhibition centre Romexpo, has become a ground zero for refugees requiring shelter and essential items.

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.

Let's direct 10 million AUD to Ukrainian child refugees: World Vision CEO

Thursday, March 17, 2022

World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth today said that protecting children and hunger were emerging as critical issues, as numbers of refugees fleeing Ukraine passed a staggering three million. ​ Daniel, who accompanied the organisation's first mercy dash into Ukraine last week to deliver much needed food and supplies to a hospital, said that with the support of the Australian Government World Vision could increase its response even further to protect children and the displaced.

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