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Supercharged hunger crisis could cause mass child starvation, as conflict cripples Europe’s ‘breadbasket’

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Rising costs of fuel, fertiliser and wheat, driven by shortages and sanctions from the war in Ukraine, are now “supercharging” an unprecedented global hunger crisis, creating the potential for mass starvation, World Vision CEO Daniel Wordsworth said today. ​ World Vision today announced a new 18-month Global Hunger Response in at least 24 countries across hunger hotspots where food insecurity is at its worst.

World Vision: Budget funds for crises such as Ukraine, Myanmar and Afghanistan will help bring relief for children

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Tuesday March 29, 2022: World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth said tonight’s budget was a win for vulnerable children facing long-term uncertainty, as the world experienced an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises.

Vaccinate the world now, or face years of mutant strains like Omicron

Thursday, December 9, 2021

COVID will continue to rage unless vaccination rates increase significantly in poorer nations

Culinary stars Neil Perry, Maggie Beer, Marco Pierre White and many others serve up budget family feeds in new World Vision cookbook

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Fancy cooking a meal for a family of four for $14 or under – from some of our favourite chefs and cooks? A gastronomic who’s who, including Neil Perry, Marco Pierre White and Maggie Beer, have joined forces with World Vision to create its first famine-fighting cookbook, Hunger Bites, dishing up family feeds on a shoestring. The aid organisation launches the free eBook today with 17 of our favourite chefs and cooks, to shine a light on the 41 million people driven to starvation by the pandemic.

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.

Food cuts in South Sudan a ‘devastating blow’: World Vision

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The World Food Programme has had to suspend food assistance for 106,000 displaced people in South Sudan.

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.

‘One of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world’: World Vision statement in response to Goma evacuations

Friday, May 28, 2021

Hundreds of thousands of people are evacuating the city of Goma during amass exodus in fear due to the ongoing threat of the nearby Mount Nyiragongo volcano. A worsening series of tremors has terrified people over the last few days. The governor of the province has now ordered the evacuation of people from the city, warning that lava had been detected under Goma and nearby Lake Kivu. The fear is that tremors could lead to a fresh eruption of the volcano – that last erupted on Saturday night - or even set off a chain reaction leading to the release of large amounts of poisonous methane gas from the lake alongside the city. If that happens the gas could prove deadly.

New hunger report: ‘Tens of thousands could die’ without urgent action, 155 million at crisis level

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tens of thousands of people could die of hunger in the coming months a new report reveals