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COVID -19 causes emotional distress for 91 per cent of children, World Vision survey finds

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

CHILDREN in vulnerable countries are gripped by fear and loneliness, and hundreds of millions are going hungry as they miss out on school meals, new research on the impact of COVID-19 has revealed. International aid agency World Vision has surveyed children and young people in 13 developing countries over the past two months to understand the impact COVID-19 has had on them. While the Children’s voices in the time of COVID-19 survey uncovered that children are fearful and anxious, it also found they are determined to mobilise to help fight the global pandemic.

Faith leaders use technology to combat COVID-19 in developing countries

Thursday, April 23, 2020

World Vision’s global network of faith leaders are using WhatsApp to stop misinformation and co-ordinate community-level, context-specific responses to COVID-19. The aid and development agency works closely with faith leaders, as they are often the most trusted and authoritative voices in the communities it serves. But this is the first time the network has mobilised on this scale, and in this way.

WHO Funding Cut Could Unleash ‘Disaster’: World Vision

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Cutting funding to the World Health Organisation (WHO) will seriously hamper the ability to combat COVID-19 and hit the world’s most vulnerable hardest, World Vision acting CEO Graham Strong says.

Cyclone Harold leaves 160,000 Homeless: CAT II Disaster Declared

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Two people are dead, many injured and more than half the country is without shelter after Cyclone Harold devastated the island nation of Vanuatu this week, prompting World Vision Vanuatu to launch a $US1 million ($AU1.57 million) appeal

A double crisis in DRC: New case of Ebola reported as COVID-19 explodes

Saturday, April 11, 2020

• Children in DRC now facing double threat of two of the world’s most feared diseases, Ebola and COVID-19 • Increased risk of children dying, being separated and orphaned • In DRC, it is estimated there are only 65 ventilators for a population of 80 million

Thirty million children at risk from secondary effects of COVID-19

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

World Vision report reveals millions of children are under threat from other diseases and increased food insecurity. Weak health systems quickly becoming overwhelmed and more people being pushed into extreme poverty means lives are at risk, the charity says.

Australia’s leading aid agencies call for urgent action to support charities amid COVID-19 crisis

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Seven of Australia’s leading international aid agencies are urging the Federal Government to include in their COVID-19 economic support package specific measures to help charities continue their life-saving work in the most vulnerable communities worldwide.

World Vision launches COVID-19 appeal to help world’s most vulnerable

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

World Vision Australia today launched its COVID-19 appeal in a growing effort to protect the world’s most vulnerable against the global spread of the deadly coronavirus.

World Vision Welcomes G20 Statement - CEO

Friday, March 27, 2020

World Vision today welcomed the “whatever it takes” approach to the extraordinary G20 leaders’ special summit overnight.