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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.

Six months after Beirut blast, more than half a million children at risk of child marriage, forced labour and mental health issues

Thursday, February 4, 2021

More than 540,000 children in Lebanon are at risk of being forced into early marriage and child labour, as they and their families do it tougher than ever six months on from the mammoth blast that rocked the capital Beirut.

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 commits $660 million to fight global malnutrition

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

World Vision has committed $661 million to fight malnutrition and told global nutrition leaders that eliminating malnutrition – especially for women and girls – is a top priority for the organisation

World Vision Australia announces M&C Saatchi as its new creative partner

Monday, December 14, 2020

World Vision Australia has appointed M&C Saatchi as its new creative agency to partner with its in-house team to help the organisation in its mission to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

World Vision appoints experienced humanitarian leader as new CEO

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Daniel Wordsworth is returning to Australia to become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australia’s largest international NGO (non-governmental organisation), World Vision Australia.

COVID-19 pandemic forces half of Afghan families to send their children to work; half unable to access food

Monday, November 23, 2020

Research by the humanitarian organisation also showed 48 per cent of Afghan families surveyed had lost their source of income during the pandemic, with more than 50 per cent being unable to access food.

WVA welcomes COVID-19 vaccine announcement, calls on global leaders to commit to most vulnerable in roll-out

Monday, November 16, 2020

World Vision welcomes the announcement that an effective vaccine may soon be available, but calls on global leaders to ensure equitable roll-out to the world’s most vulnerable.

World Vision condemns attacks killing four children and two aid workers in Syria

Thursday, November 5, 2020

A series of heavy artillery attacks in Syria have resulted in the deaths of four children. Four adults – including two staff from a local World Vision partner humanitarian agency – were also killed in different locations across Idleb.

WFP's Nobel Peace Prize highlights mammoth task of battling hunger amid COVID crisis

Saturday, October 10, 2020

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) is a greatly deserved acknowledgement of the organisation’s work to combat hunger and foster peace in the world’s most vulnerable communities.

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