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Prevention measures even more critical as first COVID-19 death reported in Rohingya refugee camps

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The first death of a Rohingya refugee, a 71 year-old male, from COVID-19 has been confirmed in the camps in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. “This is tragic news, but sadly not unexpected,” says Rachel Wolff, World Vision Response Director in Cox’s Bazar. “COVID-19 has claimed hundreds of lives in Bangladesh and now it has struck in the camps.

COVID-19 aid rethink welcome, but must go beyond our immediate region - CEO

Saturday, May 30, 2020

World Vision today welcomed the Australian Government’s plan Partnerships for Recovery which outlines how Australia will support its regional neighbours through COVID-19 but renewed its call that this global crisis requires a global response.

COVID-19: A glimpse of what climate-induced system collapse could look like

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Here we were thinking pandemics were just material for movie scripts, when COVID-19 abruptly upended life as we knew it. Suddenly the decades-long, earnest focus of anxious epidemiologists was noticed, heard and believed by everyone - not just other scientists and Doomsday Preppers. The developed world’s restrictions on movements, sudden shutdown of industries and businesses, massive job losses and disruption of education took most of us by surprise.

Why First Nations urban communities have more to fear from COVID-19

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

While the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak in remote Indigenous communities has been writ large since Australia went into lockdown, the risk to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in urban areas may be greater.

Children in India, Bangladesh survive cyclone, but now vulnerable to COVID-19

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in 20 years, Cyclone Amphan, has destroyed homes and livelihoods.

Cyclone Amphan Creates A Super Complex Crisis: World Vision CEO

Monday, May 25, 2020

Ten people in Bangladesh have died and around 10 million people are estimated to have been affected by Cyclone Amphan, as heavy winds and three-metre tidal storm surges ravaged coastal districts and flooded hundreds of villages.

Quick DFAT funding to Pacific vital, but remember - COVID is a global crisis

Thursday, May 21, 2020

World Vision Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s $100 million emergency funding to support Pacific countries hit by the double-whammy of COVID-19 and the devastating Cyclone Harold.

Stalled global ceasefire resolution must ‘get back on track

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

World Vision is urging leaders to try again after the UN Security Council’s failed to agree on a resolution on COVID-19 and to back the UN Secretary General’s call for a global ceasefire

Vaccine Funding Great News. But It Won’t Be Enough for World’s Most Vulnerable

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

World Vision Australia (WVA) has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of $352 million to combat COVID-19 through medical research and development of a vaccine but says vulnerable populations need to be prioritised in any roll-out

COVID-19 could undo 30 years of progress - World Vision launches massive, 18-month-long response

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

World Vision launches $AU548 million response to support 72 million people - half of them children -and combat impacts of virus in more than 70 countries. The charity said 30 years progress in reducing infant mortality could be reversed by the impact of the pandemic