Posts Tagged ‘World Vision’

Overseas aid spent on children has a tenfold return, charity calculates

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

New research by the charity World Vision and the accountants Ernst & Young Australia suggests that every $1 of overseas-development funding that targets children has a measurable benefit of $10. The calculation is made in Putting Children First for Sustainable Development, published on Tuesday, which quantifies the social and economic benefits of Official Development Assistance Read more

Humanitarian needs in Syria soar in the wake of earthquakes and 12 years of war

Monday, March 20th, 2023

On the anniversary of 12 years of war in Syria, World Vision says the country is at rock bottom as it struggles with years of conflict and the devastation wrought by recent earthquakes. The organisation says the recent earthquakes have only added to the complex layers of suffering for the Syrian people and many children Read more

Planned Lebanon demolitions put 15,000 Syrian children at risk of homelessness

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

At least 15,000 Syrian children will be at risk of homelessness if the Lebanese government goes ahead with the planned demolition of “semi-permanent structures” built by refugees in eastern Lebanon, aid agencies warned on Tuesday. Save the Children, World Vision and Terre des Hommes Foundation said in a joint statement the government made a decision Read more

Experience a little of what it feels like to be poor…good idea? Not

Monday, March 26th, 2018

A refugee-themed mufti day for students to “experience a little of what it feels like to be poor” has disappointed some, who called the idea “insensitive” and in “bad taste”. Christchurch’s Middleton Grange School, in Upper Riccarton, asked children to wear “old ragged clothes” to a mufti day on Thursday to raise money for World Vision. Read more

Israel accuses World Vision Gaza manager of funneling millions to Hamas

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Israel has accused World Vision manager for the Gaza region of funneling millions of dollars to Islamist militant group Hamas. Mohammad El Halabi (photographed above) was arrested by Israel on June 15 while crossing the border into Gaza, World Vision said in a statement. He was charged by Israeli authorities on Thursday. He had run Read more

A World Vision Donor Sponsored a Boy. The Outcome Was a Mystery to Both.

Friday, August 5th, 2016

The Sabateen clan recognized the dewy-eyed boy in the World Vision sponsorship card from his birth date and the striped collar of his cardigan. His mother used to make him wear that sweater on special occasions. It was their Othman, who turned 18 on Monday but at the time was 5. None of his relatives Read more

World Vision flip-flops on same-sex marriage for employees

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Christian relief organisation World Vision has changed its position on same-sex marriage twice within days in the United States. On March 24, it announced it would no longer define marriage as between a man and a woman in its employee conduct manual in the US. But it reversed that stand soon afterwards and said it Read more

Bible helps against Solomon Islands’ domestic violence

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Bible is helping in the fight against domestic violence in the Solomon Islands, according to a recent report prepared by Sean Dorney, Pacific correspondent of ABC News Australia. World Vision and the local Anglican Church, the Church of Melanesia, are working to get to grips with the issue of domestic violence in the Solomon Read more