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World Vision Deeply Concerned For Thousands Affected By Afghanistan Quake

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 11:03 am | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision is deeply concerned about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Afghanistan in the wake of a powerful earthquake in the early hours of this morning. The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has devastated two South-Eastern Provinces of Afghanistan, ... More >>

Kiwi Youth Take On Challenges To Raise Funds ForLife-saving Clean Water In This Year’s World Vision 40 Hour Famine

Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 11:34 am | World Vision New Zealand

A phenomenal 50,000 young people are set to take part in Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising event, the World Vision 40 Hour Famine, in less than two weeks’ time. Tens of thousands of students from across the country are set ... More >>

Experts Call For Public Register, Financial Penalties, And Commissioner To Address Modern Slavery

Monday, 2 May 2022, 6:35 am | World Vision New Zealand

A discussion paper from leading experts on proposed modern slavery legislation recommends a public register to record compliance, financial penalties, mandatory reporting for all entities, and the establishment of an Anti-Slavery Commissioner. The paper ... More >>

Law Change Required To Better Protect Children From Trafficking

Thursday, 14 April 2022, 5:22 am | World Vision New Zealand

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is calling for an urgent change to the Crimes Act to better protect children from trafficking and bring New Zealand into line with international law. Chair of the Coalition, and World Vision’s Head of ... More >>

Beloved Actor, Radio Personality And Rugby Star Announced As Ambassadors For This Year’s World Vision 40 Hour Famine

Wednesday, 23 March 2022, 9:46 am | World Vision New Zealand

Rugby star Caleb Clarke, Mai FM presenter and television host Tegan Yorwarth and Hollywood actor Julian Dennison have been revealed as the World Vision 40 Hour Famine Ambassadors for 2022. The three well-loved Kiwis are gearing up to help to raise ... More >>

World Vision Scales Up Response As Ukraine Refugee Numbers Hit Three Million

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 3:15 pm | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision continues to ramp up its response to the Ukraine refugee crisis, as the number of refugees hits a staggering three million people. The three million mark comes just 20 days into the conflict and is well ahead of initial projections ... More >>

Humanitarian Organisations Call On NZ Government For Urgent Assistance For Those Impacted By The Conflict In Ukraine

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 10:59 am | World Vision New Zealand

Today, the Ukrainian community of New Zealand and the New Zealand humanitarian sector sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Immigration urging for increased humanitarian support by way of foreign ... More >>

World Vision Delivers Urgent Food And Supplies To Hospital In Ukraine

Monday, 7 March 2022, 3:35 pm | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision has delivered much-needed food and medical supplies to a hospital in Ukraine, following an urgent appeal from the medical facility, as the nation comes under increasing pressure from the current conflict. More >>

World Vision New Zealand Launches Ukraine Crisis Appeal As Concern For Affected Children Grows

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 9:51 am | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision New Zealand has today launched an appeal to raise funds for those affected by the unfolding conflict in Ukraine. More >>

Karen Walker And World Vision Launch Exclusive Must-have Christmas Collaboration

Monday, 22 November 2021, 9:24 am | World Vision New Zealand

World Vision New Zealand and Karen Walker have launched an exclusive collaboration, giving Kiwis the chance to buy a limited-edition Christmas card created by the well-known designer, while raising money for World Vision’s life-saving work across the world. ... More >>

World Vision Calls On NZ Government To Introduce A Strong And Robust Modern Slavery Act

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 3:27 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Tomorrow, Thursday 18 November, World Vision and Trade Aid will present evidence to the Petitions Committee in support of a strong and robust Modern Slavery Act for New Zealand. This comes after 37,000 people signed a petition in support of a New More >>

Action Urgently Needed To Combat The Devastating Impact Of Covid-19 In The Pacific, Says World Vision Report

Monday, 18 October 2021, 6:51 am | World Vision New Zealand

Experts are warning that development gains across the Pacific region over the past 10 years could be undone due to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the region could face a lost decade of economic progress unless action is urgently taken*. ... More >>

World Vision Report Finds 3.3 Million Girls At Risk Of Child Marriage Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 9:17 am | World Vision New Zealand

A new report out today from World Vision shows the devastating impact of Covid-19 on girls in the developing world. More >>

World leaders must commit to averting humanitarian crisis

Monday, 13 September 2021, 3:27 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Decisions made by world leaders in Geneva overnight tonight will impact the future for Afghan children forever, that is according to international aid agency World Vision, as governments meet in the early hours of tomorrow morning (NZT) discuss ... More >>

Covid-19 Surge Plunges Myanmar Into Humanitarian Catastrophe

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 12:20 pm | World Vision New Zealand

Six months since the Myanmar military’s seizure of power, aid agencies are warning of a spiralling humanitarian catastrophe, triggered by skyrocketing Covid-19 cases and widespread violence. Covid-19 cases in Myanmar have doubled in the past two months. ... More >>

New Zealand Landmarks To Light Up Orange In Support Of The World Vision 40 Hour Famine

Monday, 21 June 2021, 10:06 am | World Vision New Zealand

New Zealand will be bathed in a sea of orange this weekend as landmarks across the country light up in support of the World Vision 40 Hour Famine. From the Sky Tower and Eden Park in Auckland to Christchurch Airport, Wellington’s Cuba Mall Bucket ... More >>

COVID-19 Cases Doubled Last Month In NW Syria Second Wave

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 9:42 am | World Vision New Zealand

COVID-19 cases doubled last month in Northwest Syria, and international aid agency World Vision warns that many lives could be at risk if vaccination rates in the region don’t massively increase. Only about 54,000 doses of vaccine have been administered ... More >>

Communities See Child Marriage Double During COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, 24 May 2021, 10:52 am | World Vision New Zealand

A new report, ‘Breaking the Chain’, published today by World Vision reveals that child marriage more than doubled in several communities from March-December 2019 to the same period in 2020. This follows the aid agency’s predictions that deepening ... More >>

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 >>