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The universal downer: When COVID shuts down footy

Monday, October 19, 2020

Australia should make mental health relief a greater priority in our global response to the coronavirus pandemic.

WFP's Nobel Peace Prize highlights mammoth task of battling hunger amid COVID crisis

Saturday, October 10, 2020

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) is a greatly deserved acknowledgement of the organisation’s work to combat hunger and foster peace in the world’s most vulnerable communities.

Australians call for boost to overseas COVID-19 funding to avoid deadly second waves

Friday, September 4, 2020

overwhelming numbers of Australians want the government to invest more in the global battle against COVID-19,

World Vision International launches humanitarian podcast

Friday, August 21, 2020

International aid agency World Vision has launched Rising to Respond, a four part podcast series on the humanitarian struggle against the devastating implications of COVID-19.

COVID-19 triggers a poverty and hunger crisis for vulnerable households in Asia-Pacific

Thursday, July 16, 2020

World Vision’s Aftershocks 3 ‘Out of Time report findings reinforce predictions of an emerging global poverty and food insecurity crisis

Child Labour, Hunger Soar As Family Incomes Plummet, Report Confirms

Friday, July 10, 2020

Children are going hungry, being forced into work and even early marriage by the economic impact of COVID-19, a comprehensive global survey by World Vision has confirmed.

Plea To EndCOVID For All As Virus Grips Poverty-stricken Nations

Friday, July 3, 2020

this pandemic is humanity’s biggest test since World War Two. And it is now taking hold in the poorest nations.

Hugh Sheridan launches COVID-19 fundraiser for the world’s most vulnerable communities

Monday, June 29, 2020

Four-time Logie award winning actor, musician and television presenter, Hugh Sheridan, has launched today his own fundraiser for World Vision to help the world’s most vulnerable who are often forgotten amid the challenging times of COVID-19. Widely known for his role as Ben Rafter in the iconic Australian television series Packed to the Rafters, and Nick Gazecki in the television comedy drama House Husbands, Hugh said the inspiration behind the fundraiser came from a conversation he had with a South Sudanese woman he met at a Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney. “Her story struck a deep chord with me, as she told me that her community’s best medical defence against COVID-19 – a population of 24 million people – comprised of just four ventilators and 23 beds,” Hugh said.

Forcibly displaced people highest ever, children bear the greatest burden: World Vision

Friday, June 19, 2020

The number of displaced people globally has almost doubled in a decade, with the crisis having the biggest impact on children, according to World Vision. The UN Refugee Agency’s (UNHCR) Global Trends Report has confirmed the total number of forcibly displaced people stands at 79.5 million, of which around 30 to 34 million are children.

COVID-19: A glimpse of what climate-induced system collapse could look like

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Here we were thinking pandemics were just material for movie scripts, when COVID-19 abruptly upended life as we knew it. Suddenly the decades-long, earnest focus of anxious epidemiologists was noticed, heard and believed by everyone - not just other scientists and Doomsday Preppers. The developed world’s restrictions on movements, sudden shutdown of industries and businesses, massive job losses and disruption of education took most of us by surprise.