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Australia’s Humanitarian Agencies Warn of Impending Mental Health Crisis on Manus

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

A fact-finding mission representing Australian humanitarian agencies has warned of an impending mental health crisis on Manus Island in its report released today.

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.

World Vision Says it’s Not Smart to Fight Terrorism by Cutting Aid

Monday, May 8, 2017

“It’s not smart to fight terrorism by cutting aid,” World Vision Australia’s Chief Advocate Tim Costello said today. Mr Costello warned continuing cuts to Australian aid will only further undermine impoverished communities and is not the way to fight terrorism.

Australian Children Fear What Syrian Children See

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A new international survey from World Vision reveals the startling contrast between the fears of children engulfed in the Syrian crisis with those in Australia and safer countries – but also shows heartening evidence that children’s dreams for the future remain intact across the board.

A third of South Sudanese face hunger on anniversary

Friday, July 8, 2016

Australia’s leading aid organisation, World Vision, is warning that up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan are facing hunger.

Nepal one year on: Challenge and Recovery

Friday, April 22, 2016

Humanitarian agency World Vision has urged Australians not to forget the people of Nepal in the lead up to the one-year anniversary of the devastating April 25, 2015, earthquake in which more than 8000 people died.

World Vision joins fight against Zika epidemic

Friday, February 5, 2016

This morning the World Health Organisation declared the Zika virus “a public health emergency of international concern”. The explosive spread of the virus is causing great concern internationally – and particularly in Latin and South America - where thousands of infections, including among pregnant women, have been recorded.

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 urges Australian Government to increase refugee intake

Saturday, September 5, 2015

World Vision Australia has backed a call to urgently increase Australia’s humanitarian intake, as part of broader measures to support the largest movement of refugees globally since World War Two.

Funding cuts to hurt refugee children

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week it was being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.