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Afghanistan quake kills women, children in one of World Vision’s main provinces

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

An earthquake that has killed about 25 people in Afghanistan has devastated an already impoverished community battling to survive the country’s deepening humanitarian crisis. World Vision Afghanistan staff are responding after a magnitude-5.6 tremor struck in Badghis province last night in the country’s northwest, one of the key areas the international aid organisation is working in. Hundreds have been left homeless in the middle of a bitter winter according to reports, after the quake flattened houses largely constructed out of mud.

“It is like hell here”: Grim projections warn 2500 children could die each week in Afghanistan this year

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

More than 130,000 children could die in Afghanistan in 2022 as the country’s humanitarian crisis worsens, disturbing new figures show.

The surprising way the pandemic has changed Australian kids

Monday, December 20, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic may have hit many of our kids hard, but it’s also had some surprising positives, according to World Vision. New research by the humanitarian organisation has found the post -pandemic kids take less for granted, are more grateful and are more globally aware, with their parents driven to help others in the lead-up to Christmas.

Vaccinate the world now, or face years of mutant strains like Omicron

Thursday, December 9, 2021

COVID will continue to rage unless vaccination rates increase significantly in poorer nations

World Vision disability project a game-changer for up to 120,000 people in PNG

Thursday, December 2, 2021

World Vision launches a game-changing disability inclusion project with the potential to vastly improve the lives of up to 120,000 people in Papua New Guinea living with a disability

Locking up children never the answer: time to raise age of criminal responsibility to 14

Thursday, November 18, 2021

World Vision says a proposal to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12 doesn't go far enough

Culinary stars Neil Perry, Maggie Beer, Marco Pierre White and many others serve up budget family feeds in new World Vision cookbook

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Fancy cooking a meal for a family of four for $14 or under – from some of our favourite chefs and cooks? A gastronomic who’s who, including Neil Perry, Marco Pierre White and Maggie Beer, have joined forces with World Vision to create its first famine-fighting cookbook, Hunger Bites, dishing up family feeds on a shoestring. The aid organisation launches the free eBook today with 17 of our favourite chefs and cooks, to shine a light on the 41 million people driven to starvation by the pandemic.

Half a day’s work to buy bananas; how COVID has sent food prices through the roof

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Thought the cost of groceries in Australia had climbed during COVID? Well, we still are the ‘lucky country’, compared to places like Syria, east Africa or Myanmar, where the cost of food has soared by more than 50 per cent since the pandemic began. That’s the finding of a new World Vision report which has found food prices have not only hit a 10-year high during COVID, but that the biggest rises are hitting the world’s poorest the hardest. World Vision’s Price Shocks report compared the cost of a basket of 10 staple items in 31 countries and found Australians would have to work an average of one hour to pay for the 10 items, while people in Syria would have to work three days and in South Sudan eight days.

Food cuts in South Sudan a ‘devastating blow’: World Vision

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The World Food Programme has had to suspend food assistance for 106,000 displaced people in South Sudan.

We must get life-saving aid to the children of Afghanistan

Friday, September 10, 2021

The international community must make sure that aid can flow back into Afghanistan as the country grapples with the pandemic, conflict and a looming famine, World Vision Australia says. Ahead of a UN meeting on Afghanistan aid next week, the organisation’s CEO Daniel Wordsworth said the Afghan people needed life-saving aid funding more than ever as the country faces a humanitarian catastrophe. “We need to be saving lives right now, but our hands are tied,” he said. “The halting of aid as a result of United Nations Security Council sanctions against the Taliban could become catastrophic for the Afghan people. We urgently need a solution. We must do all we can to ease the suffering of children and their families.”

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