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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.

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.

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.

Pandemic declaration demands the world unite to focus on those who are invisible and most at risk from COVID-19

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus could prove devastating in countries with under-equipped hospitals and shortage of health professionals. Children could be pushed into deeper vulnerability. Death rates in the world’s poorest countries may be higher than the 3.4% reported so far.