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First grain shipment leaving Ukraine offers glimmer of hope as we grapple with child hunger

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The first shipment of grain from Ukraine’s Odesa sea port amid the war is a positive step in tackling a supercharged hunger crisis. But now, the compassion of everyday Australians is needed to help stop millions of children dying. World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth said: “Millions of people around the world rely on Ukrainian grain, and blockades in Ukraine’s sea ports have been devastating for the most vulnerable. Grain has been stranded in the war-torn country for months, supercharging the hunger crisis and causing food shortages and massive price hikes across East Africa and the Middle East.

A hunger timebomb – and how Australia can prevent millions of child deaths

Monday, August 1, 2022

Families are walking for days on end searching for food as a supercharged hunger crisis leaves 1.5 million children at risk of dying of starvation in just one country, World Vision warns.

Children and families forced to return to war-torn hometowns in Ukraine, World Vision warns

Friday, July 29, 2022

The humanitarian crisis for Ukrainians is far from over, with a new wave of people now on the move in another desperate search for safety and shelter.

Mental health crisis looms for 1.5 million Ukrainian children: WV Report

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Ukraine war is scarring the mental health of a generation of children with a study showing up to 1.5 million children face the prospect of anxiety, depression or worse, if urgent action is not taken

World Vision appoints new Head of Media and Corporate Communications

Monday, June 27, 2022

corporate communications leader Andrew Hewett has been named as World Vision’s new Head of Media and Corporate Communications.

Fears for children’s safety after huge Afghanistan quake, as nation grapples with mass starvation and economic collapse

Thursday, June 23, 2022

a huge 6.1-magnitude earthquake has reportedly killed at least 1000 people and devastated two south-eastern provinces of Afghanistan

World Vision responds with urgent humanitarian support amid increased violence in Eastern DR Congo

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Children are being separated from their families and going without food for days after fleeing renewed violence in Democratic Republic of the Congo. World Vision is responding after more than 61,000 people were displaced by fighting in the east of DR Congo, where armed groups are terrorising villagers.

Reconciliation needs a brave approach to First Nations education

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Governments and schools must be brave about making the changes needed to provide all young Australians and their families with the education they deserve on the path to reconciliation, a respected Aboriginal elder says. The call comes as Be Brave. Make Change is the theme of National Reconciliation Week, and following an ALP Federal Government election pledge that will put 60 First Nations Educators in primary schools.

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.

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