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New report reveals horrifying cost of war in Syria

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

EVEN if the war in Syria ended tomorrow, the economic cost would still be more than half a trillion dollars, according to a report by leading humanitarian agency World Vision and Europe’s largest independent economic consultancy, Frontier Economics. The report, “Cost of Conflict for Children – Five Years of the Syria Crisis”, puts the cost of Syria’s five-year war at US$275 billion. It says Syria has been subjected to a process of “reverse development” that will take at least a decade to undo.

World Vision condemns bombing of hospitals, schools

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

World Vision condemns in the strongest possible terms a renewed bombing campaign in Syria which has seen an alarming increase in attacks on hospitals and schools, including a World Vision-supported hospital specialising in maternal, newborn and children’s health.

World Vision welcomes new pledges on Syria

Friday, February 5, 2016

World Vision Australia CEO Tim Costello has described Australia’s commitment of an additional $25 million for relief work in Syria and Iraq as “a good start”, and the global pledge of $13.5 billion as “a strong commitment” that must be honoured and followed up with a renewed international push for peace.

Australia must support new deal on Syria

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

World Vision Australia CEO Tim Costello has called on the Australian Government to double its intake of Syrian refugees and double the level of aid for Syrian relief programs.

A global appeal to end the suffering in Syria

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Three years ago, the leaders of UN humanitarian agencies issued an urgent appeal to those who could end the conflict in Syria. That was three years ago. Today, leaders of humanitarian organisations and UN agencies - appeal not only to governments but to each of you - citizens around the world – to add your voices in urging an end to the carnage.

Joint Aid Agencies Statement: One-off aid convoys won’t save starving Syrians

Monday, January 11, 2016

International aid agencies working in Syria today expressed relief that a convoy of food aid and other first need items was finally allowed into Madaya where people have been dying of starvation. Aid is also today being delivered to other besieged areas including Fua’a and Kafraya. Agencies warned however that only a complete end to the six-month old siege and guarantees for sustained aid deliveries alongside humanitarian services will alleviate the crisis in these areas.

World Vision welcomes Government response to Syrian refugee crisis

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

World Vision Australia welcomes the Australian Government’s decision to provide 12,000 additional places for Syrian refugees and an extra $44 million in humanitarian funding to help alleviate the Syrian refugee crisis as a first step in the right direction.

Leading aid agencies: Australia must increase overall refugee intake

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

As the global refugee crisis continues to deepen, three leading aid agencies have joined forces to call on the Australian Government to extend its compassion for Syrian refugees to others, to ensure good intentions for one region don’t prolong suffering in other areas.

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.

Australian Government must do more for Syria: World Vision says on eve of Kuwait conference

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Children facing their fifth year of war need to be the focus of a major conference for Syria this week, humanitarian agency World Vision said today. Ahead of today’s donor conference in Kuwait (March 31), the humanitarian relief, development and advocacy organisation has issued a desperate plea, publicly and privately, to governments who will be attending, including the Australian Government.