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Syria crisis: Hunger spreading amid COVID-19 and economic collapse

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

World Vision Australia and international agencies call for Brussels Conference to address fall-out from the pandemic

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.

Alarming increase in child marriage in Syria. Early marriage spikes due to COVID

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Child marriage has soared in Syria since conflict began 10 years ago, a new World Vision report has revealed.

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.

Call to Employ Indigenous Teachers to Teach Indigenous History In Every School

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

World Vision has told a federal parliamentary committee that every school in Australia should be funded to employ a First Nations cultural educator as part of its core teaching staff.

Prevention measures even more critical as first COVID-19 death reported in Rohingya refugee camps

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The first death of a Rohingya refugee, a 71 year-old male, from COVID-19 has been confirmed in the camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. “This is tragic news, but sadly not unexpected,” says Rachel Wolff, World Vision Response Director in Cox’s Bazar. “COVID-19 has claimed hundreds of lives in Bangladesh and now it has struck in the camps.

COVID-19 aid rethink welcome, but must go beyond our immediate region - CEO

Saturday, May 30, 2020

World Vision today welcomed the Australian Government’s plan Partnerships for Recovery which outlines how Australia will support its regional neighbours through COVID-19 but renewed its call that this global crisis requires a global response.

Children in India, Bangladesh survive cyclone, but now vulnerable to COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in 20 years, Cyclone Amphan, has destroyed homes and livelihoods.

Cyclone Amphan Creates A Super Complex Crisis: World Vision CEO

Monday, May 25, 2020

Ten people in Bangladesh have died and around 10 million people are estimated to have been affected by Cyclone Amphan, as heavy winds and three-metre tidal storm surges ravaged coastal districts and flooded hundreds of villages.

Quick DFAT funding to Pacific vital, but remember - COVID is a global crisis

Thursday, May 21, 2020

World Vision Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s $100 million emergency funding to support Pacific countries hit by the double-whammy of COVID-19 and the devastating Cyclone Harold.