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COVID-19 Could Force More Than 19 Million People Into Famine

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 8:36 am | World Vision

World Vision today warned that more than 19 million people are at risk of famine in 12 of the world’s most fragile countries due to a deadly mix of conflict, the economic impacts of COVID-19 and climate-related natural disasters. The NGO fears ... More >>

COVID-19 Poses Unprecedented Threat To Fight Against Poverty

Monday, 14 September 2020, 4:21 pm | World Vision

As the United Nations General Assembly prepares to meet, World Vision is warning that the UN’s decades of work fighting poverty could be reversed by COVID-19. The percentage of the world’s population living in extreme poverty decreased from 36 ... More >>

Majority Believe Their Governments Should Pay More To Fight COVID-19 Overseas

Sunday, 30 August 2020, 7:04 pm | World Vision

80% of people surveyed in major donor countries believe life won’t return to normal until COVID-19 is under control everywhere. 60% want their governments to increase foreign aid, to fight COVID-19 in other countries. Research from international aid ... More >>

Three Years In To Rohingya Refugee Crisis, Funding Cuts Threaten Lives

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 4:10 pm | World Vision

860,000 Rohingya refugees – more than half of them children - mark three years living in camps Heading into Year 4, child protection must remain central to the response Sustained international funding is needed for life-saving aid, and to support ... More >>

World Vision Ship Brings COVID-19 Aid To Remote Amazonian Communities

Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 7:48 am | World Vision

Some of the most remote communities in the Amazon region in Brazil have receive medical attention, hygiene supplies and education to prevent COVID-19, from a hospital-ship operated by World Vision and the Presbyterian Church of Manaus. The “Solidarity More >>

A Catastrophe For Children: Millions Of Children Hungry As COVID-19 Cuts Incomes

Wednesday, 8 July 2020, 9:41 am | World Vision

A report released today by aid agency World Vision has laid out some dramatic impacts felt by the poorest children in the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More >>

Millions At Risk As India And Bangladesh Brace For Cyclone Amphan

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 11:16 am | World Vision

Cyclone Amphan, one of the most powerful storms to hit the Bay of Bengal in decades, is bearing down on a region already battling to contain COVID-19, threatening efforts to curb the virus and potentially destroying the lives and homes of millions of children ... More >>

Tens of millions at risk from severe Cyclone Fani

Saturday, 4 May 2019, 12:15 pm | World Vision

World Vison is ready to respond to Cyclone Fani (pronounced Foni) which continues to intensify, threatening millions of families and their children in India and Bangladesh. More >>

World Vision responds to devastating floods

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 10:03 am | World Vision

More than a week after Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe the scale of the devastation is only now becoming clear. Half a million people are homeless in Mozambique and tens of thousands more in Malawi and Zimbabwe. Life-saving aid ... More >>

World Vision distributing aid in devastated Mozambique

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 3:34 pm | World Vision

World Vision is distributing life-saving aid to those affected by the recent cyclone and flooding in Mozambique. More >>

Wahana Visi Indonesia responds to earthquake and tsunami

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 1:13 pm | World Vision

Four days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Indonesia, millions are growing desperate as they wait for aid. More >>

World Vision launches appeal for Indonesia Earthquake

Monday, 1 October 2018, 1:37 pm | World Vision

World Vision launches appeal for millions affected by Indonesia Earthquake, as it provides aid to survivors More >>

World Vision New Zealand Announces New CEO

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 1:54 pm | World Vision

World Vision New Zealand Announces New CEO Grant Bayldon has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of World Vision New Zealand. He replaces Chris Clarke, who finished at World Vision in July 2017 after seven years as CEO. Bayldon will ... More >>

Cyclone Donna: Flooding and evacuations as Port Vila is hit

Monday, 8 May 2017, 7:02 pm | World Vision

Strong winds and heavy rain is battering Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila, as Cyclone Donna intensifies, having been upgraded to a Category 5 cyclone today. World Vision reports that peri-urban communities have been flooded, resulting in evacuations. ... More >>

World Vision says refugee quota increase is a ‘small step’

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 4:11 pm | World Vision

World Vision says the Government’s move to increase New Zealand’s refugee quota is a small step in the right direction, but more must be done given the unprecedented numbers of refugees and displaced people in the world today. More >>

Nepal Earthquake: Babies born in open air

Monday, 27 April 2015, 2:45 pm | World Vision

World Vision Communications Officer in Nepal Matt Darvas has told of seeing babies born in the open as health centres struggle with the immense need and dangerous aftershocks. More >>

Cyclone Pam hits Vanuatu

Saturday, 14 March 2015, 2:46 pm | World Vision

Late last night and into the early hours of this morning, Cyclone Pam made herself known in Vanuatu’s capital and beyond. With wind speeds of up to 270 kilometres per hour, Pam unleashed her fury on Port Vila. More >>

World Vision Vanuatu prepares for Tropical Cyclone Pam

Thursday, 12 March 2015, 12:19 pm | World Vision

World Vision Vanuatu continues to prepare communities in the projected path of Cyclone Pam. The weather system has been upgraded to a category four storm, as it moves in a south-easterly direction to waters between Vanuatu and Fiji. More >>

Gaza crisis risks long-term health problems for children

Friday, 1 August 2014, 12:24 pm | World Vision

As missiles rain down on Gaza, the war is exacting a huge psychological toll on children, which will plague the region for decades to come according to a World Vision mental health and psychosocial support specialist. More >>

Gaza: Five year old boy who stood for peace is killed

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 1:49 pm | World Vision

July 16, 2014 A five year old boy who a few weeks ago flew a kite with a message of peace on a beach in Gaza, has been killed by an Israeli air missile while playing inside his home, reports World Vision. “Saher, a 5-year-old boy who took part in ... More >>