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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”.

World Vision welcomes recommendations to rebuild aid budget

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Australia’s largest humanitarian organisation World Vision has welcomed a bold recommendation to legislate an aid budget target in the first report of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Inquiry into Australia’s aid program.

Children vulnerable in post cyclone chaos

Monday, March 25, 2019

With more than one million children affected by the cyclone and its aftermath, World Vision’s round the clock efforts to meet basic survival needs are compounded by fears for children, World Vision CEO Claire Rogers said today.

Children at risk after Cyclone Idai devastation

Friday, March 22, 2019

World Vision CEO Claire Rogers is flying to Mozambique amid growing concerns for children left orphaned, abandoned and vulnerable in the catastrophic devastation following Cyclone Idai.

Australian Children Fear What Syrian Children See

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A new international survey from World Vision reveals the startling contrast between the fears of children engulfed in the Syrian crisis with those in Australia and safer countries – but also shows heartening evidence that children’s dreams for the future remain intact across the board.

Building Resilience through Innovation, Learning and Inclusion at APAC Forum

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Building communities’ resilience through innovation, leaning and inclusion will be key to the approach of Australia’s international development sector going forward, according to World Vision’s new CEO Claire Rogers.

Death toll rises in Sri Lanka floods

Friday, May 20, 2016

At least 58 people have been killed, scores more are trapped and 132 people remain missing after landslides and floods devastated parts of Sri Lanka.

World Vision responding to Sri Lanka floods and landslides

Thursday, May 19, 2016

World Vision is responding to floods and landslides in Sri Lanka, where more than 350,000 people have been affected and 223,000 people are sheltering in state-run welfare centres.

World Vision welcomes assistance for Somalia and South Sudan

Thursday, October 29, 2015

World Vision welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment of $14 million to support the provision of humanitarian assistance in Somalia and South Sudan.

World Vision welcomes Government response to Syrian refugee crisis

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

World Vision Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s decision to provide 12,000 additional places for Syrian refugees and an extra $44 million in humanitarian funding to help alleviate the Syrian refugee crisis as a first step in the right direction.