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Hospitals swamped with malnutrition, disease in Ethiopian conflict zone as World Vision launches appeal

Friday, December 18, 2020

Hospitals are so overwhelmed with severe malnutrition and disease in Ethiopia’s conflict-affected Tigray region they are running out of medical supplies, World Vision has warned, as it launches a humanitarian response to the crisis. The aid agency has launched an international appeal for $AU13.2 million in funds to meet the desperate need after conflict in the region left hundreds of thousands of children displaced.

Aid work must never be linked with defence

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

As an aid worker with an American accent, I’m used to being the target of security threats. In South Sudan in 2016, humanitarian staff were subjected to horrific violence and harassment, with Americans often singled out. There were mock executions of Americans at checkpoints. In an attack on a residential compound, an American was badly beaten and told: “Tell your Embassy how we treated you”.

Government on notice: step up for children and families in conflict zones

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Major Australian aid groups today launched a tool that will hold the Australian Government accountable for protecting children and families in conflict zones.

Children in Gravest Danger When Forced to Flee

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Children forced to flee their homes in conflict face the gravest risk of all displaced people according to a new World Vision report.

I've Visited Many Terrible Refugee Camps but Cox's Bazar Felt Like the Gates of Hell

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

In a wretched makeshift refugee camp at Cox's Bazar, near the border of Bangladesh and Myanmar, I am sitting on the ground, sweltering under a 'shelter' of black plastic talking with three small orphans, aged eight, six and four -- whose lives have been suddenly and violently reshaped. They are among more than a million people now clinging to life in drenching heat.

War in the Garden of Eden

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

While the battle for West Mosul rages from house to house, tens of thousands of people displaced by the fighting are filling camps around the city. Most arrive with just the clothes on their backs. Some are barefoot. Many have suffered years of unimaginable misery. Yet they are the lucky ones. They have survived.

Struggle for children fleeing Aleppo just beginning.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

A ‘crisis within a crisis’ is unfolding in the countryside outside Aleppo as the thousands fleeing the city now face increasingly dire conditions, World Vision warned today.

World Vision CEO and Chief Advocate call on Australians to drive out the darkness from Syria

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

World Vision’s CEO, Claire Rogers, and Chief Advocate Tim Costello are making an urgent appeal for Australians to help ‘drive out the darkness’ in Syria as the agency launches a massive relief operation for the tens of thousands currently fleeing Aleppo.

Attack on Syria aid convoy “utterly devastating”: World Vision

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

World Vision has expressed shock at an airstrike which hit an aid convoy in Syria, reportedly leaving 12 dead. The UN says 18 trucks were hit on their way to deliver aid to 78,000 people.

One year after peace deal, South Sudan in turmoil

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

One year after a peace deal* in South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation remains wracked by conflict, the number of people displaced from their homes has increased by hundreds of thousands, an additional one million people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition, and now disease threatens to add to the death toll.