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World Vision launches COVID-19 appeal to help world’s most vulnerable

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

World Vision Australia today launched its COVID-19 appeal in a growing effort to protect the world’s most vulnerable against the global spread of the deadly coronavirus.

World Vision Welcomes G20 Statement - CEO

Friday, March 27, 2020

World Vision today welcomed the “whatever it takes” approach to the extraordinary G20 leaders’ special summit overnight.

World Vision urges global leaders to back UN's humanitarian response plan for coronavirus

Thursday, March 26, 2020

World Vision welcomes the UN’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response plan, launched today. The UN is calling for US $2 billion (AUS $3.3 billion) for a global response and has highlighted the devastating impact a coronavirus outbreak could have in countries already struggling with humanitarian crises.​ World Vision is urging global leaders to back the UN’s plan and support aid groups that have field workers on the ground in vulnerable areas. The organisation’s experts warn the outbreak could cripple children’s education, and result in increased hunger, poverty and violence.

World Vision launches 17-country response as coronavirus 'tsunami' set to devastate the vulnerable

Thursday, March 19, 2020

World Vision warns a ‘tsunami’ of coronavirus cases set to hit vulnerable and conflict-torn countries poses an unprecedented threat to lives and risks undermining progress made in fighting hunger and poverty. In a growing effort to protect the world’s most vulnerable against the rapid global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the international aid agency is increasing its response in 17 countries. The organisation has major concerns about countries with a lack of basic and advanced medical care, and those already battling other diseases that compromise immune systems, such as HIV.

Pandemic declaration demands the world unite to focus on those who are invisible and most at risk from COVID-19

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus could prove devastating in countries with under-equipped hospitals and shortage of health professionals. Children could be pushed into deeper vulnerability. Death rates in the world’s poorest countries may be higher than the 3.4% reported so far.

World Vision self-reports payroll error to Fair Work Ombudsman

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

As part of an organisation-wide review of remuneration arrangements, World Vision Australia regrets to announce that it self-reported an error in its payroll to the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) in December 2019.

Lessons from Australia's bushfires crisis from the Sahara Desert: Tony Rinaudo

Friday, January 24, 2020

Tony Rinaudo draws parallels between his regeneration work in Africa and the Australian bushfires crisis

Australia’s leading aid agencies issue plea for urgent action to address rapidly escalating global climate crisis ​

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Four of Australia’s leading international aid agencies have joined forces to issue an urgent plea to the Federal Government to act swiftly to address the climate crisis, as fires continue to rage across Australia and millions globally face floods, crippling food shortages and other climate-related events.

Three reasons to feel hopeful about the world's future – Claire Rogers

Monday, December 30, 2019

Here are three pieces of hopeful news you wouldn’t have seen in your feed.

Abandoned, scared and isolated - the sad tale of Ebola orphans

Monday, December 23, 2019

THOUSANDS of children orphaned by Ebola or separated from their families are emerging as the hidden toll of a crisis that is set to scar them long after the deadly virus is contained. A new World Vision report has revealed the devastating impact on children of the world’s second-worst Ebola outbreak, with orphans overwhelmingly feeling abandoned, isolated and fearful, and plunged deeper into poverty.