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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

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.

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 urges global leaders to back UN's humanitarian response plan for coronavirus

Thursday, March 26, 2020

World Vision welcomes the UN’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response plan, launched today. The UN is calling for US $2 billion (AUS $3.3 billion) for a global response and has highlighted the devastating impact a coronavirus outbreak could have in countries already struggling with humanitarian crises.​ World Vision is urging global leaders to back the UN’s plan and support aid groups that have field workers on the ground in vulnerable areas. The organisation’s experts warn the outbreak could cripple children’s education, and result in increased hunger, poverty and violence.

World Vision launches 17-country response as coronavirus 'tsunami' set to devastate the vulnerable

Thursday, March 19, 2020

World Vision warns a ‘tsunami’ of coronavirus cases set to hit vulnerable and conflict-torn countries poses an unprecedented threat to lives and risks undermining progress made in fighting hunger and poverty. In a growing effort to protect the world’s most vulnerable against the rapid global spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the international aid agency is increasing its response in 17 countries. The organisation has major concerns about countries with a lack of basic and advanced medical care, and those already battling other diseases that compromise immune systems, such as HIV.