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Major Business Support For Modern Slavery Legislation Leads To Sign On Extension

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 9:14 am | World Vision New Zealand

Due to ongoing demand from businesses, the deadline to sign an Open Letter calling for moves towards a Modern Slavery Act, has been extended. 85 New Zealand companies had signed when the letter was presented to the Minister for Workplace Relations ... More >>

World Vision & Trade Aid Welcome Government Action Towards A Modern Slavery Act

Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 3:14 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Trade Aid and World Vision welcome the Government’s plan of action to Combatting Modern Forms of Slavery, released today. Now is the time for the Government to take action towards implementing modern slavery legislation. In November 2020, World Vision ... More >>

World Vision Responding As New Ebola Outbreak Grows

Monday, 15 February 2021, 2:12 pm | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision is ramping up its response, following the news of three Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo in one week. The cases are in Butembo, which was an epicentre of the outbreak that was declared over in June last year. “World ... More >>

Aid Agencies Call On New Government To Fulfil 50-year Promise Of More Aid

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 11:58 am | World Vision New Zealand

More than a dozen New Zealand aid agencies have signed an open letter to the incoming government, asking them to deliver on promises of increasing overseas aid levels. The letter marks the 50-year anniversary of New Zealand pledging to reach the target ... More >>

COVID-19 Surge In Northwest Syria As Cases Multiply By 14 In One Month

Monday, 5 October 2020, 11:08 am | World Vision New Zealand

The increase in COVID-19 cases in Northwest Syria has reached alarming levels, with almost 100 new cases being reported every day. Millions of people remain displaced in the area[1] and they are particularly at risk. World Vision warns that unless ... More >>

Children Hit By Cyclone Amphan Even More Vulnerable To COVID-19

Monday, 25 May 2020, 10:38 am | World Vision New Zealand

Children in India and Bangladesh are even more vulnerable to COVID-19 after Cyclone Amphan destroyed the homes and livelihoods of thousands of families. The most powerful cyclone to strike the two countries in 20 years, Amphan claimed more than 100 lives ... More >>

Millions More Face Child Labour, Early Marriage Because Of COVID-19

Monday, 18 May 2020, 11:25 am | World Vision New Zealand

Aftershocks – A Perfect Storm, released today by World Vision, reveals that up to 85 million more children could experience physical, sexual and emotional violence in the next three months as vital isolation measures force them to stay home. The ... More >>

COVID-19 could reverse 30 years' poverty reduction progress

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 2:11 pm | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision today warned that unless the international community immediately prioritises the world’s most vulnerable in the fight against COVID-19, 30 years of progress against poverty will be reversed. Children will bear the brunt of this and child ... More >>

With COVID-19 Caring For Our Global Neighbours Is More Important Than Ever

Monday, 4 May 2020, 4:13 pm | World Vision New Zealand

New Zealand’s progress controlling Covid-19 has started to attract international attention. So as infections track down and we scale back our lockdown levels, let's take a moment to poke our heads out of our New Zealand bubble and look at what international ... More >>

Syrian refugees’ homes demolished in Lebanese camps

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 11:08 am | World Vision New Zealand

Syrian refugee families who have already lost almost everything have had their homes destroyed in dawn raids by Lebanon’s military. More >>

UN Children's Rights Convention is a broken promise

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 10:06 am | World Vision New Zealand

Thirty years after global leaders signed up to protect the rights of children around the world, child focused organisations say not enough has been done and millions of children are still not getting their basic needs met. More >>

World Vision calls for scrapping of refugee restrictions

Monday, 27 May 2019, 12:57 pm | World Vision New Zealand

As the deadline nears for a review of the refugee quota and quota restrictions, World Vision New Zealand is calling on the Government to change the rules, so refugees from the world’s most vulnerable places will be welcome here. More >>

Julian Dennison announced as new 40 Hour Famine Ambassador

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 10:19 am | World Vision New Zealand

One of New Zealand’s most loved young actors, Julian Dennison, has teamed up with World Vision New Zealand as the 2019 40 Hour Famine Ambassador. More >>

Australia takes step in right direction

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 11:27 am | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision New Zealand welcomes news that all refugee children have been taken off Nauru, however the case is not closed as many still face an uncertain future with no permanent settlement solution. More >>

World Vision announces new board chairperson

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:26 am | World Vision New Zealand

Fepulea’i Margie Apa has been announced as the new chairperson of the World Vision New Zealand board. She joined the WVNZ Board in 2011 and has been the deputy chair since 2016. More >>

World Vision calls on the PM to make the most of world stage

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 10:15 am | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision is calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to build on her recent announcement of an increase in the refugee quota, and use her time on the global stage to push for more meaningful change in the way the world treats refugees. World Vision has ... More >>

DRC has forced nearly every child into hiding

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:41 pm | World Vision New Zealand

For more than a year, children have been living in fear of the violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. More >>

NZ Youth to challenge refugee quota policy

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 3:48 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Hundreds of young people across New Zealand are calling on the government to lift restrictions in the refugee quota system, which make it difficult for refugees from Africa and the Middle East to find protection here. More >>

World Vision will continue to advocate for children on Nauru

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 4:05 pm | World Vision New Zealand

As the plight of the refugee children on Nauru remains unresolved after the Pacific Islands Forum, which finished yesterday, World Vision New Zealand will continue its call to get the kids off Nauru. More >>

World Vision calls on PM to get the Kids off Nauru

Monday, 20 August 2018, 8:44 am | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision New Zealand is calling on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to offer to immediately resettle all 119 children and their families who are detained on Nauru. More >>