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New Zealand Urged To Meet Quota As New Report Finds Hunger, Violence, And Death Rates Increase For Refugees

Monday, 20 June 2022, 6:02 am | World Vision

World Vision is calling for New Zealand to work harder to meet its refugee quota in the wake of a new report which shows that life has deteriorated significantly in the past two years for refugees in 11 hard-hit countries. The new report, Hungry ... More >>

Survey Finds Government’s Ukraine Visa Policy Lacking With Fewer Than 160 Arrivals

Monday, 13 June 2022, 7:03 am | World Vision

World Vision and Mahi for Ukraine are calling for significant changes to the Government’s Ukraine visa policy after a survey revealed major barriers around application, with only 14% of eligible visas issued so far. In March, the Government introduced the ... More >>

World Vision Launches Global Response To Escalating Hunger Crisis As Millions Of Children Face Starvation

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:28 am | World Vision

For only the second time in its history, aid organisation World Vision has launched a global humanitarian response as the conflict in Ukraine supercharges a worldwide hunger crisis in which 45 million people face starvation. The Global Hunger Response ... More >>

The Horror For Women And Children In Syria’s Forgotten ‘Widow Camps’

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 4:47 pm | World Vision

A new report by aid agency, World Vision investigates what life is like for tens of thousands of women and children in Syria’s so-called “widow camps” and reveals the horror of everyday life. The report, Syria’s Widow Camps: Hardest to Reach, ... More >>

Impact Of Crisis In Ukraine On Global Food Supplies Threatens To Plunge Millions Into Starvation

Monday, 11 April 2022, 5:17 am | World Vision

World Vision New Zealand warns that the crisis in Ukraine and the downstream impact on world wheat supplies threatens to plunge millions into an acute hunger crisis. Ukraine and Russia are responsible for nearly a third of the world’s wheat exports, ... More >>

World Vision Urges New Zealanders To Have Their Say On Modern Slavery Legislation As Public Consultation Commences

Friday, 8 April 2022, 5:24 pm | World Vision

World Vision welcomes the Government’s launch of public consultation on a proposed law to address modern slavery and is urging New Zealanders to show support for the much-needed legislation. World Vision welcomes the Government’s launch of public ... More >>

Give A Gift Of Smiles This Christmas

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 10:19 am | World Vision

With Christmas just around the corner, Kiwis on the hunt for a last-minute Christmas gift idea that will make a genuine difference don’t have to look any further! World Vision and Karen Walker are offering a limited-edition Christmas card created by ... More >>

World Vision Launches Inspirational Storybook

Monday, 8 November 2021, 2:35 pm | World Vision

From tonight [8 November], New Zealanders will get the chance to listen to their favourite Kiwis read them bedtime stories with the launch of ‘Stories from Girls who Dared to Dream’, a book that shares the real-life stories of brave and powerful ... More >>

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 >>