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Suffer the little Syrian children: One year after the death of Alan Kurdi

Thursday, September 1, 2016

One year ago, September 2, 2015, the image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi’s lifeless body lying face down on a Turkish beach flashed around the world. It smashed our hearts and, for a while, it seemed the world cared just a little more about the millions of refugees, half of them children, who have fled the war in Syria.

The huddled masses have never been in greater need. What we will do about it?

Friday, July 1, 2016

No matter how Australia votes this weekend, there is an issue that must be resolved; the fate of the 1300 plus souls we have chosen to warehouse on Nauru and Manus Island, places that have become outposts of detention and despair.

We must not abandon Africa: Tim Costello

Monday, June 20, 2016

World Vision chief executive Tim Costello has called on the Australian Government to restore aid funding to Africa with the United Nations warning of large-scale food shortages across southern Africa by next month, fears that almost 50 million people will need food aid by Christmas, and the looming closure of the world’s largest refugee camp.

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.

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.

Australian Government must do more for Syrian children as risk of radicalisation increases: World Vision

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Australian Government must urgently provide more funds to support Syrian families, as the threat of radicalisation continues to haunt children living in the war-torn nation and neighbouring countries, World Vision Australia said today in the lead-up to the fourth anniversary of the Syria conflict.

Worst Middle East storm in decades threatens Syrian refugees

Friday, January 9, 2015

The worst winter storm in decades has swept through the Middle East, bringing floods, high winds and heavy snowfall threatening the lives of vulnerable Syrian refugees and host communities

Relief aimed at worst affected in Gaza following ceasefire

Friday, August 1, 2014

World Vision will rapidly scale up the delivery of lifesaving assistance in Gaza following the overnight declaration of a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire.

Government funding welcomed as situation in Gaza remains critical

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Federal Government’s pledge of $5 million in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza has been welcomed today by World Vision Australia as the ongoing conflict in Israel, Gaza the West Bank has forced more than 200,000 people from their homes to UN schools and shelters.

Australia behind Syrian aid resolution at Security Council

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Millions of Syrians could finally receive life-saving aid after a ground-breaking unanimous vote in the UN Security Council, World Vision said today.