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Climate change and food security should be part of Pacific aid boost

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Proposed increases to Australia’s aid budget and aid in the Pacific are positive news, as the region grapples with climate change and some of the world’s highest child-stunting rates

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.

Australian kids want to learn First Nations words more than other, foreign languages

Friday, April 8, 2022

Children would rather learn a local First Nations language than the commonly-taught Japanese, Mandarin, French, Italian, German and Indonesian, a new poll of primary school students revealed today. And their parents say learning the history of Australia’s First Nations people is more important for their children than studying the Egyptian pyramids at school. The Children’s Voice survey released today follows a Federal Opposition announcement last week that it would commit $14 million over 3 years to employ a First Nations Language and Culture Teacher in 60 schools. The Know Your Country campaign - which has described the ALP policy as a “great first step” - invites all political parties, Federal and State, to support funding Cultural Educators in every primary school.

‘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.

Australian First Nations educators to teach their languages in positive step forward

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

World Vision supports the Federal Opposition’s announcement of plans to employ 60 First Nations Educators who will teach language in primary schools and share knowledge of local cultures across the curriculum, through classes like art, science and storytelling.

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.

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