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Australia's view on global refugee problem is 'distorted', say Tim Costello

Friday, July 19, 2013

The deaths of yet more asylum seekers off the coast of Christmas Island this week are a troubling reminder of the refugee issue in Australia. Our political leaders are caught in a lose-lose debate on this issue and having just returned from the Middle East, it has never been so clear to me that we must confront our place in this complex global problem with fresh eyes.

Amid refugee strife, kindness shines through

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Last week I sat in a tent in Lebanon with a Syrian refugee couple who had escaped with their five children. Tameer and Delal fled with only the clothes they were wearing after three of their neighbours - including a cousin - were killed outside their Damascus home by an aerial bombing campaign. Once they reached the Lebanese border, the family walked for more than a day before finding help through World Vision in the Bekaa Valley.

World Refugee Day dawns over new camp for fleeing Syrians

Thursday, June 20, 2013

World Vision is moving enough dirt to fill the Sydney Opera House concert hall three times as it spends World Refugee Day helping to build the biggest refugee camp in Jordan's desert.

World Vision pleads for the safety of war zone children

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

World Vision International is increasingly alarmed at the plight of roughly 20,000 to 30,000 civilians trapped for days in the middle of the fierce battle for control of Qusair, in western Syria.

Syrian peace talks must address needs of those fleeing violence

Friday, May 24, 2013

World Vision calls on the organisers of a proposed Syrian peace summit to swiftly set a date and map out a clear agenda to advance a political resolution.

Syrian fighting enters third year, refugee numbers soar

Thursday, March 14, 2013

As the world marks two years since violence started in Syria, more than 1.1 million people have fled the fighting for neighbouring countries.

World Vision welcomes Syria aid, but refugee numbers still soar

Thursday, January 31, 2013

World Vision Australia welcomes the Government’s announcement of humanitarian aid funding for people affected by the fighting in Syria, but warns the number of refugees seeking shelter continues to grow.

World Vision fears for Syrian refugees in freezing conditions

Monday, January 14, 2013

International aid agency World Vision is gravely concerned for the wellbeing of Syrian refugees caught in the worst cold snap to hit the Middle East in a decade.

Syrian child refugees face fear and uncertainty in Lebanon

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The report highlights the problems 75,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon face. Many more children are expected to join them by the start of next year, and with the future of their home country still uncertain

World Vision launches Syrian Refugee Crisis Appeal

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

As the death toll from fighting in Syria continues to grow and thousands of people flee the violence, Lebanon is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees.