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Peace talks critical for the future of Syria’s children

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

World Vision Chief Executive Tim Costello has welcomed the January 22 Syria peace talks, saying it is the best chance of bringing an end to the abuse and suffering of Syria’s children.

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.

New plans give hope to Syrian children

Friday, June 7, 2013

Two new plans to address humanitarian needs arising from the ongoing violence in Syria will be launched in Geneva, Switzerland, today.

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.