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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.

We must get life-saving aid to the children of Afghanistan

Friday, September 10, 2021

The international community must make sure that aid can flow back into Afghanistan as the country grapples with the pandemic, conflict and a looming famine, World Vision Australia says. Ahead of a UN meeting on Afghanistan aid next week, the organisation’s CEO Daniel Wordsworth said the Afghan people needed life-saving aid funding more than ever as the country faces a humanitarian catastrophe. “We need to be saving lives right now, but our hands are tied,” he said. “The halting of aid as a result of United Nations Security Council sanctions against the Taliban could become catastrophic for the Afghan people. We urgently need a solution. We must do all we can to ease the suffering of children and their families.”

World Vision condemns ‘cowardly’ attack on Kabul airport

Friday, August 27, 2021

World Vision has condemned the bombings at Kabul airport that has killed dozens of people

Two World Vision-Supported Children Killed In Northern Syria

Thursday, August 26, 2021

two boys supported by World Vision have been killed by an unexploded mine in Idlib

World Vision calls on Australia to accept extra 20,000 Afghan refugees

Thursday, August 19, 2021

World Vision has called on the government to accept an additional refugees from Afghanistan

Act now to protect the children of Afghanistan: World Vision

Monday, August 16, 2021

World Vision has warned that countless more vulnerable children will pay the ultimate price as they are caught up in conflict in Afghanistan

World Vision strongly condemns artillery attack in Syria killing nine, including seven children

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Seven children are among nine people killed by an artillery attack in north-west Syria just days before the UN Security Council votes on cross-border aid for the region. Recently, it has been verified 512 children were killed in Syria just last year, mainly in north-west Syria’s Idlib area and mainly due to airstrikes. Around 1.7 million girls and boys live in north-west Syria[1], many whom are forcibly displaced and still in need of urgent assistance.

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.

Gaza ceasefire must be lasting Children rely on peace to end violence and bloodshed

Saturday, May 22, 2021

World Vision has welcomed a ceasefire to the violence that has pushed Gaza to breaking point, but warns it must be sustainable to ensure safe and healthy futures for children living in the region.

Children in Gaza are 'paying with their lives'

Thursday, May 20, 2021

World Vision says children are dying in Gaza and the violence must stop