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Vaccinate the world now, or face years of mutant strains like Omicron

Thursday, December 9, 2021

COVID will continue to rage unless vaccination rates increase significantly in poorer nations

Culinary stars Neil Perry, Maggie Beer, Marco Pierre White and many others serve up budget family feeds in new World Vision cookbook

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Fancy cooking a meal for a family of four for $14 or under – from some of our favourite chefs and cooks? A gastronomic who’s who, including Neil Perry, Marco Pierre White and Maggie Beer, have joined forces with World Vision to create its first famine-fighting cookbook, Hunger Bites, dishing up family feeds on a shoestring. The aid organisation launches the free eBook today with 17 of our favourite chefs and cooks, to shine a light on the 41 million people driven to starvation by the pandemic.

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.

Refugees excluded from COVID-19 vaccine rollout: World Vision report

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Hunger is becoming a major concern for refugees, with 77 per cent unable to meet food needs during the global pandemic, a snapshot by World Vision has found. A new report by the international aid agency also warns that refugees and internally displaced people - who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 - are the lowest priority group for vaccinations. The High Risk- Low Priority paper says that COVID-19 is now surging in poorer countries which are ill-equipped to contain the virus, but have access to just three per cent of global vaccine doses. These countries host over forty million of the world’s forcibly displaced people, who as a result, are being left out of the extremely limited vaccination campaigns that host countries can deliver.

‘One of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world’: World Vision statement in response to Goma evacuations

Friday, May 28, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating the city of Goma during amass exodus in fear due to the ongoing threat of the nearby Mount Nyiragongo volcano. A worsening series of tremors has terrified people over the last few days. The governor of the province has now ordered the evacuation of people from the city, warning that lava had been detected under Goma and nearby Lake Kivu. The fear is that tremors could lead to a fresh eruption of the volcano – that last erupted on Saturday night - or even set off a chain reaction leading to the release of large amounts of poisonous methane gas from the lake alongside the city. If that happens the gas could prove deadly.

New hunger report: ‘Tens of thousands could die’ without urgent action, 155 million at crisis level

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tens of thousands of people could die of hunger in the coming months a new report reveals

How climate change is hitting the world’s most vulnerable the hardest

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Climate-related disasters could wipe out decades of development progress, World Vision has warned, and urged world leaders to act

World Vision joins global push to fight hunger crisis

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

More than 200 NGOs have published an open letter calling on all governments to urgently increase aid to stop more than 34 million people, from being pushed to the brink of starvation this year