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Grave fears for vulnerable children caught up in Beirut explosion

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Aid and development agency World Vision is assessing the damage caused by a massive explosion in Lebanon’s capital; with local staff labelling it one of the “most difficult events the country has ever had to deal with”

World Vision Statement on the Beirut Port Explosion

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

We are saddened and horrified by the explosion which occurred in the Port area of Beirut

Syria on brink of further disaster as COVID-19 cases explode: World Vision

Friday, July 31, 2020

Thousands are at huge risk as COVID -19 cases soar in Syria; a country already decimated by almost 10 years of war, aid agency World Vision has warned.

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.

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.

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.

Stalled global ceasefire resolution must ‘get back on track

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

World Vision is urging leaders to try again after the UN Security Council’s failed to agree on a resolution on COVID-19 and to back the UN Secretary General’s call for a global ceasefire