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World Vision restarts life-saving work in Afghanistan as millions face starvation

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 9:21 am | World Vision

World Vision has restarted its life-saving programmes in Afghanistan, providing urgently needed food and nutrition support to children and their families as the country faces widespread starvation. The international humanitarian agency, which ... More >>

Praying For God’s Gifts For Lebanon

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 11:25 am | World Vision

A year on from the Beirut blast that killed 207 people, Josephine reflects on the crisis her baby boy has been born into One year ago, in the wake of the August 2020 Beirut blast, I was asked to share my thoughts as an expectant mother witnessing ... More >>

A Year On From Beirut Blast, Thousands Suffer Under Economic Collapse

Tuesday, 3 August 2021, 11:23 am | World Vision

In the year since the Beirut blast, a worsening economic crisis has vastly increased the numbers living in poverty, creating a worsening humanitarian crisis for Lebanon’s children, warns World Vision. In the months following the August 4 explosion, which ... More >>

World’s Most Vulnerable Still At Serious Risk Of COVID-19 Death

Monday, 26 July 2021, 10:19 am | World Vision

Despite many parts of the world moving on from the worst impacts of COVID-19, World Vision is warning that we will see a significant loss of life in fragile countries if the international community does not respond urgently. There have recently been ... More >>

A Decade On From Somalia Famine, Tens Of Millions Close To Starvation

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 11:16 am | World Vision

Today marks 10 years since the official declaration of the Somalia famine, which resulted in more than 260,000 deaths. At the time the international community said, ‘never again’. But right now, the world faces a hunger crisis that threatens ... More >>

Peace Must Hold To Enable Us To Save Lives In Tigray, Says World Vision

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 10:12 am | World Vision

World Vision welcomes the announcement by the government of Ethiopia of a unilateral ‘humanitarian ceasefire’ and calls on all sides in the conflict to promote peace and humanitarian access in Tigray following the latest military developments. “Staff ... More >>

Refugees Excluded From COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout: World Vision Report

Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 5:05 pm | World Vision

Only one refugee out of thousands World Vision surveyed had received a COVID-19 vaccine 84% of vaccine doses administered have been in the richest countries, as few as 0.1% in poorer nations Most refugees live in lower income countries and are ... More >>

Venezuela Migrants Number Surpasses That Of Syrian Refugees

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 2:11 pm | World Vision

The number of people who have fled violence and poverty in Venezuela since the beginning of the 2014 crisis has tipped past 5.6 million. The harrowing figure now exceeds the number of refugees who have fled Syria throughout the decade-long war and the ... More >>

India’s Second Wave Shows The Global Fight Against COVID-19 Is Far From Won

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 10:29 am | World Vision

As India’s COVID-19 daily infection rates reach devastating levels, international aid agency World Vision has warned that the world is nowhere near defeating this virus and some nations are yet to face their worst days. Andrew Morley, World Vision ... More >>

Billions Of Dollars Of NZ Imports Linked To Modern Slavery

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 7:01 am | World Vision

More than three billion dollars’ worth of imports that could be linked to modern slavery are brought into New Zealand every year according to new research by World Vision. Every household spends on average 34 dollars a week on goods that are associated ... More >>

Aid Organisations Call On Governments To Give A Single Day’s Military Spending To Fight Hunger

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 10:41 am | World Vision

Only 26 hours of global military spending is enough to cover the $5.5 billion needed to help those most at risk A year on since the UN warned of “ famines of biblical proportions ”, rich donors have funded just 5 per cent of the UN’s annual food ... More >>

A Year On,COVID-19Could WipeOut 20 Years Progress Against PovertyAnd Disease

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 5:44 am | World Vision

As the world focuses on COVID, vaccination rates for other deadly diseases significantly drop for first time in years The number ofthose in extreme poverty is increasing for first time in 20 years - 150 millionmore in 2021 COVID-19could reverse20 ... More >>

World Vision’s Biggest Response Ever Reaches 60 Million People

Monday, 1 March 2021, 11:11 am | World Vision

World Vision has reached 60 million people with COVI-19 aid, as it continues the biggest humanitarian response in its history. The aid agency is responding in 70 countries and eventually aims to reach more than 70 million people, including those ... More >>

World Vision Challenges The World To Distribute Vaccine Fairly

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 10:16 am | World Vision

World Vision says the world faces a challenge to avoid the “catastrophic moral failure” described by the head of the World Health Organisation, regarding the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has issued dire warnings ... More >>

Children Left Out Of Crucial Climate Summit

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 3:58 pm | World Vision

Young people like Greta Thunberg have been pivotal in sparking a climate action revolution, but others like her risk being left out of the UN’s headline climate crisis meeting in Glasgow next year. World Vision has today warned that no under ... More >>

World Vision Calls On World Leaders To Commit Vaccine To The Most Vulnerable

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 10:35 am | World Vision

World Vision welcomes the announcement that an effective vaccine could soon be available and calls on global leaders to that any vaccine rollout reaches the most vulnerable people around the globe. News of the development of a COVID-19 vaccine willbring ... More >>

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 >>