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World faces worst hunger crisis in decades; 19 million on the brink of famine, World Vision report finds

Saturday, February 13, 2021

The world is facing a famine so devastating it could tip 10 million children into starvation – many of whom are already enduring a “living hell” in refugee camps, World Vision Australia has warned. More than 19 million people worldwide are at risk of famine from a deadly mix of COVID-19, conflict and natural disasters, a new report by the international organisation has found. The grim prediction equates to a 50 per cent rise in people at risk of starvation, compared with 2019, and constitutes the worst hunger crisis in decades, according to World Vision’s Double Hardship report.

Why faith leaders are crucial to global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Friday, January 8, 2021

Faith leaders and community health workers must play a massive role in the global roll-out of a COVID-19 vaccine, a World Vision survey has revealed.

World Vision commits $660 million to fight global malnutrition

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

World Vision has committed $661 million to fight malnutrition and told global nutrition leaders that eliminating malnutrition – especially for women and girls – is a top priority for the organisation

World Vision Australia announces M&C Saatchi as its new creative partner

Monday, December 14, 2020

World Vision Australia has appointed M&C Saatchi as its new creative agency to partner with its in-house team to help the organisation in its mission to transform the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children.

World Vision appoints experienced humanitarian leader as new CEO

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Daniel Wordsworth is returning to Australia to become the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Australia’s largest international NGO (non-governmental organisation), World Vision Australia.

World Vision on the ground responding to devastation caused by Hurricane Iota

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

International aid agency World Vision is on the ground responding to the devastation caused by hurricane Iota which swept through Nicaragua last night. More than 2 million people are in the path of the hurricane which grew into an overwhelming Category 5 storm with wind speeds of 160mph (260km/h). "We are on the ground across Central America responding to this disaster. Rapid response teams are assessing need. We have prepositioned materials ready for distribution, including food, clean water, mattresses and blankets," said Yvan Castro, Deputy Director of World Vision in Guatemala.

Central America prepares for catastrophic impact of Hurricane IOTA

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

• Iota the first Cat 5 hurricane of the season to hit Latin America • More than 3 million people already affected by hurricane ETA • Massive evacuations in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

WVA welcomes COVID-19 vaccine announcement, calls on global leaders to commit to most vulnerable in roll-out

Monday, November 16, 2020

World Vision welcomes the announcement that an effective vaccine may soon be available, but calls on global leaders to ensure equitable roll-out to the world’s most vulnerable.

Storm Iota threatens millions of Central Americans already devastated by Hurricane Eta

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Hurricane Eta has compounded the difficult conditions faced by millions of families in Central America amid the COVID-19 related economic devastation, hunger and unemployment. And now the region is threatened by another storm – Iota. A week into the aftermath of ETA, 3.4 million have been directly affected, 1.5 million people need urgent humanitarian aid and more than 91,000 have been relocated in temporary shelters. The effects of ETA on the region’s infrastructure, crops, families and particularly on children are devastating, according to international aid agency, World Vision.

The universal downer: When COVID shuts down footy

Monday, October 19, 2020

Australia should make mental health relief a greater priority in our global response to the coronavirus pandemic.