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Child Labour, Hunger Soar As Family Incomes Plummet, Report Confirms

Friday, July 10, 2020

Children are going hungry, being forced into work and even early marriage by the economic impact of COVID-19, a comprehensive global survey by World Vision has confirmed.

Forcibly displaced people highest ever, children bear the greatest burden: World Vision

Friday, June 19, 2020

The number of displaced people globally has almost doubled in a decade, with the crisis having the biggest impact on children, according to World Vision. The UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) Global Trends Report has confirmed the total number of forcibly displaced people stands at 79.5 million, of which around 30 to 34 million are children.

Call to Employ Indigenous Teachers to Teach Indigenous History In Every School

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

World Vision has told a federal parliamentary committee that every school in Australia should be funded to employ a First Nations cultural educator as part of its core teaching staff.

Prevention measures even more critical as first COVID-19 death reported in Rohingya refugee camps

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The first death of a Rohingya refugee, a 71 year-old male, from COVID-19 has been confirmed in the camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. “This is tragic news, but sadly not unexpected,” says Rachel Wolff, World Vision Response Director in Cox’s Bazar. “COVID-19 has claimed hundreds of lives in Bangladesh and now it has struck in the camps.

COVID-19 aid rethink welcome, but must go beyond our immediate region - CEO

Saturday, May 30, 2020

World Vision today welcomed the Australian Government’s plan Partnerships for Recovery which outlines how Australia will support its regional neighbours through COVID-19 but renewed its call that this global crisis requires a global response.

Children in India, Bangladesh survive cyclone, but now vulnerable to COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in 20 years, Cyclone Amphan, has destroyed homes and livelihoods.

Cyclone Amphan Creates A Super Complex Crisis: World Vision CEO

Monday, May 25, 2020

Ten people in Bangladesh have died and around 10 million people are estimated to have been affected by Cyclone Amphan, as heavy winds and three-metre tidal storm surges ravaged coastal districts and flooded hundreds of villages.

Quick DFAT funding to Pacific vital, but remember - COVID is a global crisis

Thursday, May 21, 2020

World Vision Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s $100 million emergency funding to support Pacific countries hit by the double-whammy of COVID-19 and the devastating Cyclone Harold.

Vaccine Funding Great News. But It Won’t Be Enough for World’s Most Vulnerable

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

World Vision Australia (WVA) has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of $352 million to combat COVID-19 through medical research and development of a vaccine but says vulnerable populations need to be prioritised in any roll-out

COVID-19 could undo 30 years of progress - World Vision launches massive, 18-month-long response

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

World Vision launches $AU548 million response to support 72 million people - half of them children -and combat impacts of virus in more than 70 countries. The charity said 30 years progress in reducing infant mortality could be reversed by the impact of the pandemic

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