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Peace offensive needed to end conflict in Syria, says World Vision

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

As the threat of military intervention looms, aid agency World Vision says all actors need to push forward with a peace offensive for children.

All we should be saying, is give peace a chance

Monday, September 2, 2013

Today Australia steps into one of the most significant roles on the global stage. We do so at a time of grave international turmoil. As president of the United Nations Security Council, Australia is now responsible for leading the discussion on the Syrian conflict as support for a US-led military intervention grows. The gravity of this situation cannot be underestimated and our government's task is not to be envied.

Humanitarian access to conflict zones imperative – World Vision

Monday, August 19, 2013

More aid workers have died in the line of duty so far this year than were killed in all of 2012, says international charity World Vision, renewing calls to ensure safe access to countries like Syria.

Australia's humanity is the casualty of repugnant asylum politics

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Australian philosopher Peter Singer asks students to consider whether a person wearing new shoes and a suit has a responsibility to wade into a nearby pond, thus ruining their clothes, if they see a child in that pond having difficulty swimming.

More funds to Syria welcomed but the suffering continues

Thursday, July 25, 2013

World Vision Australia has welcomed the Australian Government’s move to provide an additional $21.5 million in funding to people affected by the escalating war in Syria.

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.

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.