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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.”

World Vision condemns ‘cowardly’ attack on Kabul airport

Friday, August 27, 2021

World Vision has condemned the bombings at Kabul airport that has killed dozens of people

Two World Vision-Supported Children Killed In Northern Syria

Thursday, August 26, 2021

two boys supported by World Vision have been killed by an unexploded mine in Idlib

World Vision calls on Australia to accept extra 20,000 Afghan refugees

Thursday, August 19, 2021

World Vision has called on the government to accept an additional refugees from Afghanistan

Death toll rises after Haiti quake, hundreds still missing

Monday, August 16, 2021

Tropical storm Grace bears down on Haiti hampering aid efforts

Act now to protect the children of Afghanistan: World Vision

Monday, August 16, 2021

World Vision has warned that countless more vulnerable children will pay the ultimate price as they are caught up in conflict in Afghanistan

Huge Haiti quake yet another crisis for vulnerable nation on top of hunger, COVID-19 and political unrest

Sunday, August 15, 2021

World Vision is deeply concerned that the devastation the Haiti earthquake causes in a country already hit by extreme poverty social and political unrest,

‘School readiness’ is a key to closing the early childhood education gap | World Vision

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

An enduring commitment to make sure First Nations kids are ‘school ready’ through quality early childhood education is one of the keys to closing the gap, World Vision’s acting head of First Nations Programs Grant Paulson said today.