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Aid work must never be linked with defence

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

As an aid worker with an American accent, I’m used to being the target of security threats. In South Sudan in 2016, humanitarian staff were subjected to horrific violence and harassment, with Americans often singled out. There were mock executions of Americans at checkpoints. In an attack on a residential compound, an American was badly beaten and told: “Tell your Embassy how we treated you”.

Australia must do more to end plight of child soldiers

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Australia’s leading humanitarian organisation is calling on the Australian Government to step up its response to the tens of thousands of children illegally recruited into armed forces around the world last year.

No Quick Fix for Australia's Kids Stuck Between Two Worlds

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Sending members of so-called African ‘gangs' back to South Sudanese violence and tribalism for a stint is more likely harden them and produce more radicalised, difficult Australians if they return.

Nearly 700 Child Soldiers Freed in South Sudan

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The first of 700 child soldiers caught up in the conflict in South Sudan have been released today in a major breakthrough for World Vision’s reunification and reintegration work in the troubled African state.

Bring Out Your Bears for Children of South Sudan

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Australia’s largest non-government humanitarian organisation, World Vision, is urging people to donate a teddy bear, in support of children fleeing violence in South Sudan.

South Sudan Refugee Crisis Hits One Million, Including 600,000 Children

Thursday, August 17, 2017

One million refugees from South Sudan - including 600,000 children - have now fled their conflict-ridden country into Uganda, in a dreadful new milestone announced by the United Nations overnight.

Shot At, Starving and Alone, 9000 Children Flee South Sudan

Thursday, May 18, 2017

International humanitarian agency World Vision is alarmed at the staggering number of unaccompanied children crossing the border into Uganda from war-torn South Sudan. World Vision has documented more than 9000 cases of unaccompanied children entering Uganda over the past 10 months. Unless conflict ceases, the agency warns, Uganda will be soon be home to more than 10,000 unaccompanied refugee children.

World Vision Joins Global Day of Prayer to End Famine in East Africa

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Australians are being called to join a global day of prayer aimed at mobilising millions of Christians’ support for international efforts to prevent the mass starvation of children and their communities in Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria.

A Visionary Budget Would Invest in Aid

Friday, May 5, 2017

World Vision is calling for Australian aid to be prioritised in next week’s Federal Budget, as a reflection of Australia’s priorities and values.