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New hunger report: ‘Tens of thousands could die’ without urgent action, 155 million at crisis level

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tens of thousands of people could die of hunger in the coming months a new report reveals

How climate change is hitting the world’s most vulnerable the hardest

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Climate-related disasters could wipe out decades of development progress, World Vision has warned, and urged world leaders to act

World Vision joins global push to fight hunger crisis

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

More than 200 NGOs have published an open letter calling on all governments to urgently increase aid to stop more than 34 million people, from being pushed to the brink of starvation this year

‘An invisible crisis’: Seven million people at risk of starvation in East Africa

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

More than seven million people across six countries in East Africa are on the brink of starvation.

UN chief warns millions may die of hunger: Why Australia must step up to help

Friday, March 12, 2021

Fresh warnings of hunger emergencies in multiple countries highlights the urgency for Australia to show leadership supporting the millions of people on the brink of famine according to World Vision Australia. The United Nations secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned overnight that three dozen countries are one step away from a declaration of famine, amid reports that pockets of Yemen have also stepped back to the edge of famine.

Millions of children at risk of death from famine and disease as COVID-19 wipes out 20 years of progress

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

COVID-19 could reverse 20 years of progress in reducing hunger and improving the health of millions of children worldwide, according to international aid agency World Vision.

World faces worst hunger crisis in decades; 19 million on the brink of famine, World Vision report finds

Saturday, February 13, 2021

The world is facing a famine so devastating it could tip 10 million children into starvation – many of whom are already enduring a “living hell” in refugee camps, World Vision Australia has warned. More than 19 million people worldwide are at risk of famine from a deadly mix of COVID-19, conflict and natural disasters, a new report by the international organisation has found. The grim prediction equates to a 50 per cent rise in people at risk of starvation, compared with 2019, and constitutes the worst hunger crisis in decades, according to World Vision’s Double Hardship report.

Why faith leaders are crucial to global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Friday, January 8, 2021

Faith leaders and community health workers must play a massive role in the global roll-out of a COVID-19 vaccine, a World Vision survey has revealed.

World Vision prepares to support COVID-19 Vaccine roll out

Monday, December 21, 2020

World Vision is gearing up its global pandemic response to ensure communities are put at the heart of an effective worldwide roll out of COVID-19 vaccines.

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.

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