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Huge Haiti quake yet another crisis for vulnerable nation on top of hunger, COVID-19 and political unrest

Sunday, August 15, 2021

World Vision is deeply concerned that the devastation the Haiti earthquake causes in a country already hit by extreme poverty social and political unrest,

‘School readiness’ is a key to closing the early childhood education gap | World Vision

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

An enduring commitment to make sure First Nations kids are ‘school ready’ through quality early childhood education is one of the keys to closing the gap, World Vision’s acting head of First Nations Programs Grant Paulson said today.

You must Know Your Country to Heal Country – more than half Australians agree

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

More than half of Australians (57 per cent) agree learning more about First Nations history, peoples and culture will help heal Country- the theme for NAIDOC week 2021, new research released today has shown.

World Vision strongly condemns artillery attack in Syria killing nine, including seven children

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Seven children are among nine people killed by an artillery attack in north-west Syria just days before the UN Security Council votes on cross-border aid for the region. Recently, it has been verified 512 children were killed in Syria just last year, mainly in north-west Syria’s Idlib area and mainly due to airstrikes. Around 1.7 million girls and boys live in north-west Syria[1], many whom are forcibly displaced and still in need of urgent assistance.

Australian Principals support First Nations campaign to combat ‘knowledge gap’

Friday, June 25, 2021

Australian principals are throwing their support behind a new campaign for a First Nations Cultural Educator in every primary school.

Australians support First Nations cultural educators in every primary school, poll confirms

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The best way to promote a shared understanding of First Nations culture in Australia is through education, a recent poll has found. Seven in 10 Australians surveyed also agree education is the key to “reducing racism”.

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.

Let the Biloela children be children: World Vision

Friday, June 11, 2021

World Vision Australia has called for the immediate removal of the BiloelaTamil family from Christmas Island to allow young girls, Tharunicaa and Kopika Murugappan, to enjoy the childhood that every child deserves. Detained offshore on Christmas Island since August 2019, Tharunicaa, 3, and Kopika, 5, are the only children left in immigration detention in Australia. They have been kept there and in Melbourne for a total of almost 1000 days while their parents challenge attempts to deport them to Sri Lanka. World Vision Australia CEO Daniel Wordsworth said it was grossly unfair for the children to be denied a normal childhood.

‘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.

Gaza ceasefire must be lasting Children rely on peace to end violence and bloodshed

Saturday, May 22, 2021

World Vision has welcomed a ceasefire to the violence that has pushed Gaza to breaking point, but warns it must be sustainable to ensure safe and healthy futures for children living in the region.