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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.

Death toll rises after Haiti quake, hundreds still missing

Monday, August 16, 2021

Tropical storm Grace bears down on Haiti hampering aid efforts

Huge Haiti quake yet another crisis for vulnerable nation on top of hunger, COVID-19 and political unrest

Sunday, August 15, 2021

World Vision is deeply concerned that the devastation the Haiti earthquake causes in a country already hit by extreme poverty social and political unrest,

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.

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

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.

Why faith leaders are crucial to global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Friday, January 8, 2021

Faith leaders and community health workers must play a massive role in the global roll-out of a COVID-19 vaccine, a World Vision survey has revealed.

World Vision commits $660 million to fight global malnutrition

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

World Vision has committed $661 million to fight malnutrition and told global nutrition leaders that eliminating malnutrition – especially for women and girls – is a top priority for the organisation