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COVID-19 triggers a poverty and hunger crisis for vulnerable households in Asia-Pacific

Thursday, July 16, 2020

World Vision’s Aftershocks 3 ‘Out of Time report findings reinforce predictions of an emerging global poverty and food insecurity crisis

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.

Plea To EndCOVID For All As Virus Grips Poverty-stricken Nations

Friday, July 3, 2020

this pandemic is humanity’s biggest test since World War Two. And it is now taking hold in the poorest nations.

Hugh Sheridan launches COVID-19 fundraiser for the world’s most vulnerable communities

Monday, June 29, 2020

Four-time Logie award winning actor, musician and television presenter, Hugh Sheridan, has launched today his own fundraiser for World Vision to help the world’s most vulnerable who are often forgotten amid the challenging times of COVID-19. Widely known for his role as Ben Rafter in the iconic Australian television series Packed to the Rafters, and Nick Gazecki in the television comedy drama House Husbands, Hugh said the inspiration behind the fundraiser came from a conversation he had with a South Sudanese woman he met at a Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney. “Her story struck a deep chord with me, as she told me that her community’s best medical defence against COVID-19 – a population of 24 million people – comprised of just four ventilators and 23 beds,” Hugh said.

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.

COVID-19: A glimpse of what climate-induced system collapse could look like

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Here we were thinking pandemics were just material for movie scripts, when COVID-19 abruptly upended life as we knew it. Suddenly the decades-long, earnest focus of anxious epidemiologists was noticed, heard and believed by everyone - not just other scientists and Doomsday Preppers. The developed world’s restrictions on movements, sudden shutdown of industries and businesses, massive job losses and disruption of education took most of us by surprise.

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

COVID -19 causes emotional distress for 91 per cent of children, World Vision survey finds

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

CHILDREN in vulnerable countries are gripped by fear and loneliness, and hundreds of millions are going hungry as they miss out on school meals, new research on the impact of COVID-19 has revealed. International aid agency World Vision has surveyed children and young people in 13 developing countries over the past two months to understand the impact COVID-19 has had on them. While the Children’s voices in the time of COVID-19 survey uncovered that children are fearful and anxious, it also found they are determined to mobilise to help fight the global pandemic.

Faith leaders use technology to combat COVID-19 in developing countries

Thursday, April 23, 2020

World Vision’s global network of faith leaders are using WhatsApp to stop misinformation and co-ordinate community-level, context-specific responses to COVID-19. The aid and development agency works closely with faith leaders, as they are often the most trusted and authoritative voices in the communities it serves. But this is the first time the network has mobilised on this scale, and in this way.