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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.

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.

Let the Biloela children be children: World Vision

Friday, June 11, 2021

World Vision Australia has called for the immediate removal of the BiloelaTamil family from Christmas Island to allow young girls, Tharunicaa and Kopika Murugappan, to enjoy the childhood that every child deserves. Detained offshore on Christmas Island since August 2019, Tharunicaa, 3, and Kopika, 5, are the only children left in immigration detention in Australia. They have been kept there and in Melbourne for a total of almost 1000 days while their parents challenge attempts to deport them to Sri Lanka. World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth said it was grossly unfair for the children to be denied a normal childhood.

‘We are facing another India in Nepal’: World Vision

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Nepal is experiencing a catastrophic second wave of COVID-19 with the rate of positive cases and deaths eclipsing even that of India’s, and a rising number of children infected.

Further support for India and the Pacific critical to Australia’s fight against COVID

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Federal Government announced a COVID-19 vaccine roll-out to Timor Leste and Fiji, and a second lot of support to India

India’s COVID-19 crisis requires ‘mammoth global effort’; World Vision addresses bed and oxygen shortage

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

World Vision is at the centre of India’s COVID-19 crisis and is ready to ramp up its response as it mourns the loss of staff to the virus in recent days.

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

Australia’s vaccine boost for PNG and Timor-Leste shows the world how it should be done

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

World Vision Australia (WVA) has welcomed the Australian Government’s ongoing support for Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea, hailing its leadership and generosity as an example to the rest of the world