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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

The violence against children in Myanmar must stop: World Vision

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

As of March 29, 2021, more than 40 of the 510 civilians documented[1] as killed amid the political unrest in Myanmar, are children. At least 10 of the 114 killed during the annual Armed Forces Day on March 27 were minors. Almost 1000 children are estimated[2] to have been arbitrarily detained to date. Children continue to be hurt or killed by the very forces meant to protect them, within homes and communities, where they should be safe. The brutality and traumatising scenes unfolding in their lives will leave deep psychological, physical and emotional scars which a lifetime may not heal. The use of intimidation, force, tear gas, rubber bullets and firepower by security forces against children and civilians is unacceptable. It must stop now.

World Vision mobilises emergency response after huge blaze at Rohingya refugee camp

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

World Vision has activated an emergency response plan to provide immediate support to the thousands of people who have lost their homes after a fire ripped through Cox’s Bazar – the world’s largest and most densely populated refugee camp.

Vital to Get PNG Vaccine Rollout Right First Time, Or Risk Losing COVID War

Friday, March 19, 2021

The 8000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine supplied to Papua New Guinea will be a ‘test case’ and must be done right first time, or risk undermining confidence in the vaccine, World Vision has warned.

First Nations students unable to continue education online during pandemic

Thursday, March 18, 2021

First Nations households are suffering a yawning “Digital Divide” with the rest of Australia, with a new report released on Closing the Gap Day showing one in four First Nations households has no internet access, limiting learning opportunities for Indigenous students.

Support package for PNG ‘the right thing to do’: World Vision CEO

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

World Vision Australia (WVA) has welcomed the Government’s assistance package to Papua New Guinea in the face of an increasingly dire COVID-19 outbreak across the country.

World Vision welcomes extra AUD100 million vaccination commitment as COVID concerns in PNG mount

Sunday, March 14, 2021

World Vision Australia has welcomed the Government’s $100 million investment to help on-the-ground vaccination in south-East Asia and Pacific

UN chief warns millions may die of hunger: Why Australia must step up to help

Friday, March 12, 2021

Fresh warnings of hunger emergencies in multiple countries highlights the urgency for Australia to show leadership supporting the millions of people on the brink of famine according to World Vision Australia. The United Nations secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned overnight that three dozen countries are one step away from a declaration of famine, amid reports that pockets of Yemen have also stepped back to the edge of famine.

Millions of children at risk of death from famine and disease as COVID-19 wipes out 20 years of progress

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

COVID-19 could reverse 20 years of progress in reducing hunger and improving the health of millions of children worldwide, according to international aid agency World Vision.

World faces worst hunger crisis in decades; 19 million on the brink of famine, World Vision report finds

Saturday, February 13, 2021

The world is facing a famine so devastating it could tip 10 million children into starvation – many of whom are already enduring a “living hell” in refugee camps, World Vision Australia has warned. More than 19 million people worldwide are at risk of famine from a deadly mix of COVID-19, conflict and natural disasters, a new report by the international organisation has found. The grim prediction equates to a 50 per cent rise in people at risk of starvation, compared with 2019, and constitutes the worst hunger crisis in decades, according to World Vision’s Double Hardship report.