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COVID-19 pandemic forces half of Afghan families to send their children to work; half unable to access food

Monday, November 23, 2020

Research by the humanitarian organisation also showed 48 per cent of Afghan families surveyed had lost their source of income during the pandemic, with more than 50 per cent being unable to access food.

Children losing out in Australia’s aid budget; gets a B- for investing aid in children

Friday, November 20, 2020

Children are being neglected in Australia’s aid program, prompting calls for child-specific aid funding and a dedicated child rights unit within Government.

World Vision on the ground responding to devastation caused by Hurricane Iota

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

International aid agency World Vision is on the ground responding to the devastation caused by hurricane Iota which swept through Nicaragua last night. More than 2 million people are in the path of the hurricane which grew into an overwhelming Category 5 storm with wind speeds of 160mph (260km/h). "We are on the ground across Central America responding to this disaster. Rapid response teams are assessing need. We have prepositioned materials ready for distribution, including food, clean water, mattresses and blankets," said Yvan Castro, Deputy Director of World Vision in Guatemala.

Central America prepares for catastrophic impact of Hurricane IOTA

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

• Iota the first Cat 5 hurricane of the season to hit Latin America • More than 3 million people already affected by hurricane ETA • Massive evacuations in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador

WVA welcomes COVID-19 vaccine announcement, calls on global leaders to commit to most vulnerable in roll-out

Monday, November 16, 2020

World Vision welcomes the announcement that an effective vaccine may soon be available, but calls on global leaders to ensure equitable roll-out to the world’s most vulnerable.

World Vision welcomes Australia’s ‘response above the ordinary’ for Indo-Pacific family

Sunday, November 15, 2020

World Vision Australia has warmly welcomed the Government’s continued engagement with south-east Asia and the Pacific revealed at the ASEAN summit

Storm Iota threatens millions of Central Americans already devastated by Hurricane Eta

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Hurricane Eta has compounded the difficult conditions faced by millions of families in Central America amid the COVID-19 related economic devastation, hunger and unemployment. And now the region is threatened by another storm – Iota. A week into the aftermath of ETA, 3.4 million have been directly affected, 1.5 million people need urgent humanitarian aid and more than 91,000 have been relocated in temporary shelters. The effects of ETA on the region’s infrastructure, crops, families and particularly on children are devastating, according to international aid agency, World Vision.

World Vision deploys response team to areas ravaged by super typhoon Goni

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Almost 1.5 million people have been impacted by super-typhoon Goni, with around 416,000 people sheltering in evacuation centres, according to humanitarian agency World Vision.

World Vision condemns attacks killing four children and two aid workers in Syria

Thursday, November 5, 2020

A series of heavy artillery attacks in Syria have resulted in the deaths of four children. Four adults – including two staff from a local World Vision partner humanitarian agency – were also killed in different locations across Idleb.

World Vision CEO welcomes Goodwill Ambassador, Del Irani

Thursday, October 15, 2020

World Vision welcomes award-winning journalist and presenter, Del Irani, as the organisation’s newest goodwill ambassador.