World Vision International launches humanitarian podcast

International aid agency World Vision has launched Rising to Respond, a four part podcast series on the humanitarian struggle against the devastating implications of COVID-19.  

World Vision’s Partnership Leader for Global Marketing and Communications Marcus Frost says each episode will bring the stories of vulnerable children to audiences, as well as revealing how humanitarians are dealing with their own challenges during this pandemic.

“We wanted to connect audiences with what the people we serve are facing, how humanitarians on the ground are responding and how inspirational people are coming together to support vulnerable children and families battle the impacts of COVID-19,” he said.

The voices of children, world leaders, frontline workers and expert analysts will shed light on what communities all over the world are facing and fighting during this pandemic.

“What is it like to live with the threat and aftershocks of COVID-19 when you live in extreme poverty? Or in places where social distancing is not an option? Places with little access to health facilities? These are the questions this podcast series seeks to answer, sharing a few glimpses of positivity along the way,” Frost said. 

Across four episodes, Rising to Respond will focus on COVID-19 in fragile contexts, the threat of increased violence against children, the economic impact of the virus and how faith leaders are helping communities respond.

“Right now we all need a bit of hope, and we’re looking for hidden heroes to help us find that. Humanitarians are among those heroes. As we take a moment during this week of World Humanitarian Day to appreciate the life changing impacts humanitarians have on the lives of the most vulnerable, this podcast gives an insight into their world.”

Rising to Respond is available at and on your favourite podcast platform.

Media Contact: Leah Swann: 0421 857 591

Pic Caption:

Nursarin, 6, attends the Bridge Centre run by World Vision India to provide learning support for children who are not in school.

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