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As Our Wallets Get Bigger Our Hearts Get Smaller

Monday, May 14, 2018

The 2018 Federal Budget revealed an even uglier picture of Australia’s miserly approach to the poorest people in the world. A further $141 million was cut from the aid budget. This was on top of the $303 million slashed last year. As Australia becomes richer, we give less, even as other less affluent countries give more.

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.

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.

Even Poor Countries Are More Generous To Refugees Than Rich Australia

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Once upon a time there was a poor landlocked country and a rich island nation. When strangers seeking help came by foot to the poor country, they were welcomed in a rich spirit of generosity and given food and water and land. But when strangers seeking help came by boat to the rich country, they were banished to tiny islands offshore, proving that at heart, the country was not really rich at all.

Australia An International Bludger on Refugees

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

On World Refugee Day, Australia’s largest humanitarian agency, World Vision, calls for Australia to do more to ease human suffering in a world teeming with refugees.

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.

One year after peace deal, South Sudan in turmoil

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

One year after a peace deal* in South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation remains wracked by conflict, the number of people displaced from their homes has increased by hundreds of thousands, an additional one million people are suffering from hunger and malnutrition, and now disease threatens to add to the death toll.

Photo exhibition at Federation Square illustrates why ‘Motherhood Matters’

Friday, May 2, 2014

This Mother’s Day, World Vision is inviting Victorians to take a journey along the road to safe motherhood in sub-Saharan Africa by attending Motherhood Matters, a stunning exhibition of photographs that showcases the experience of mothers in rural African communities.

South Sudan ceasefire, opportunity to assist most vulnerable: World Vision

Friday, January 24, 2014

The ceasefire announced between South Sudan’s government and opposition forces is a significant breakthrough in bringing an end to the violence and an important step in ensuring safe access for humanitarian workers to deliver aid.

All we should be saying, is give peace a chance

Monday, September 2, 2013

Today Australia steps into one of the most significant roles on the global stage. We do so at a time of grave international turmoil. As president of the United Nations Security Council, Australia is now responsible for leading the discussion on the Syrian conflict as support for a US-led military intervention grows. The gravity of this situation cannot be underestimated and our government's task is not to be envied.