Search results

Results for "Latin America and Carribean"

1 - 10 of 103 results

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

World Vision Australia announces M&C Saatchi as its new creative partner

Monday, December 14, 2020

World Vision Australia has appointed M&C Saatchi as its new creative agency to partner with its in-house team to help the organisation in its mission to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

World Vision appoints experienced humanitarian leader as new CEO

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Daniel Wordsworth is returning to Australia to become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australia’s largest international NGO (non-governmental organisation), World Vision Australia.

World Vision on the ground responding to devastation caused by Hurricane Iota

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

International aid agency World Vision is on the ground responding to the devastation caused by hurricane Iota which swept through Nicaragua last night. More than 2 million people are in the path of the hurricane which grew into an overwhelming Category 5 storm with wind speeds of 160mph (260km/h). "We are on the ground across Central America responding to this disaster. Rapid response teams are assessing need. We have prepositioned materials ready for distribution, including food, clean water, mattresses and blankets," said Yvan Castro, Deputy Director of World Vision in Guatemala.