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World Vision urges global leaders to back UN's humanitarian response plan for coronavirus

Thursday, March 26, 2020

World Vision welcomes the UN’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response plan, launched today. The UN is calling for US $2 billion (AUS $3.3 billion) for a global response and has highlighted the devastating impact a coronavirus outbreak could have in countries already struggling with humanitarian crises.​ World Vision is urging global leaders to back the UN’s plan and support aid groups that have field workers on the ground in vulnerable areas. The organisation’s experts warn the outbreak could cripple children’s education, and result in increased hunger, poverty and violence.

Children at risk in post-tsunami chaos

Friday, October 5, 2018

Children caught up in the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia, are at risk of serious trauma and vulnerable to exploitation, World Vision Australia chief advocate Tim Costello warned from the disaster zone.

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.

Global Goals prove we’re all ‘aspirational now’

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Our new PM is right to say there's never been a better time to be Australian but this also means that there's never been a better time for Australia to get on with the job of building a better shared future with our neighbours. Published Huffington Post, 29 September 2015

World Vision water relief as disease spreads in flood-affected Honiara

Friday, April 11, 2014

World Vision water experts are racing against the clock to get clean water to evacuation centres across Honiara as children and their families suffer from diarrhoea due to lack of clean water and adequate toilets.

World Vision responding to Solomon Islands severe flooding

Friday, April 4, 2014

World Vision’s team in Solomon Islands is working with the government disaster response unit and have emergency relief items ready to distribute to people in the flood-affected capital, Honiara, as the country is on standby for a potential cyclone.

Bill Gates agrees – Foreign aid is a great investment

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

World Vision welcomes Bill Gates’ emphatic reminder about the benefits of foreign aid and the role of innovation in tackling some of the most common causes of preventable deaths in the developing world.

Time to put our hands up for health

Monday, November 12, 2012

The biggest killer of children under five isn’t malaria. It’s not diarrhoea, AIDS or measles. It’s pneumonia. In fact, pneumonia claims more lives than malaria, measles and AIDS combined.

Flooding compounds Niger’s suffering

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people in drought-hit Niger have been affected by floods, with homes washed away and the population at risk of waterborne diseases such as cholera.

World Vision responding to deadly floods in the Philippines

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

World Vision is preparing relief aid for 50,000 people in the wake of deadly floods in the Philippines, while torrential rain continues to inundate the capital, Manila.