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Report: Canadian imports of products that may contain child or forced labour hits $48-billion
Canadian imports of goods linked to child labour rose over 30 per cent in the last five years—a problem made worse by COVID, conflict and climate change.
January 24, 2023

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World Vision Afghanistan temporarily suspends operations and expresses bitter disappointment at decision to ban women from working at NGOs
World Vision Afghanistan to suspend operations due to Taliban’s ban on women in NGOs
December 28, 2022

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Canadian aid organizations demand government action on Afghanistan sanctions
With approximately 23 million people in Afghanistan dealing with severe drought, acute hunger, and a breakdown of health services, a coalition of leading aid organizations are calling for urgent action from the Government of Canada to lift barriers to delivering humanitarian assistance in the country.
September 22, 2022

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New World Vision report warns of war’s devastating long-term impacts

Children’s mental health is top concern for Ukrainian parents, new World Vision report finds. A new generation of children is at risk of experiencing severe mental health issues due to the conflict.

July 05, 2022

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G7 Ukraine tunnel vision marginalizes millions globally on brink of starvation
The G7's response to the hunger crisis falls short of adequarely addressing the rapidly escalating global hunger crisis, World Vision says.
June 29, 2022

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Canadian charities unite to fight hunger; Government matches donations
Leading Canadian aid agencies are joining forces to raise funds and rush assistance to those facing the global hunger crisis.
June 24, 2022

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Forgotten crises: Refugee hunger, violence and deaths rising globally as funding diverted to Ukraine
A new global report, launched ahead of World Refugee Day, says that life for refugees in 11 countries around the world has significantly worsened within the past two years, especially for children.
June 17, 2022

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Addressing Canada’s child labour problem now
On World Day against Child Labour, we must take action for the 79 million children forced into dirty, dangerous and degrading work globally. Over 160,000 signed World Vision's petition for Canada to address child and forced labour through supply chain legislation.
June 12, 2022

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World Vision launches global response to escalating hunger crisis as millions of children face starvation  
World Vision calls for an urgent response to the increase in extreme hunger around the world, with 45 million people face starvation without life-saving assistance.  
May 26, 2022

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World Vision Canada Statement: Government of Canada 2022 budget
While World Vision Canada is pleased with Canada's increase to the international development budget, our team calls for further action from the federal government on a variety of areas intersecting international development.
April 08, 2022

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World Vision warns that a resurgence in preventable diseases due to COVID-19 puts millions of children at risk

COVID-19 exposed weaknesses in health systems around the world, putting millions of children at a higher risk of easily preventable diseases like tuberculosis.

April 06, 2022

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World Vision applauds new goals by Canada to support education needs of refugee and displaced youth
World Vision Canada welcomes the new set of high-level outcomes released by the Minister of International Development on March 31, which responds directly to the needs and recommendations of refugee and displaced youth themselves.
April 01, 2022

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Child protection, education, mental health must be prioritized as Ukraine refugee numbers hit 4 million

With the total number of Ukrainian refugees surpassing four million as of March 30, international aid agency, World Vision, is calling for greater focus on essential services for vulnerable refugee children, including child protection, education and mental health support. 

March 31, 2022

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One month on: Ukraine’s children facing death and displacement
As the Ukraine conflict reaches its one-month mark, international aid agency World Vision warns that children are bearing the brunt, as they are killed, forced to flee their homes and are at high risk of trafficking and abuse.
March 23, 2022

World Vision delivers more aid into Ukraine as increased fighting fuels soaring humanitarian need
Soaring humanitarian needs inside Ukraine have prompted World Vision to deliver its second shipment in a week of essential food and supplies to a hospital in the embattled nation. 
March 12, 2022

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