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Press Releases & Resources

Number of refugee children who say they need mental health support more than triples because of COVID-19, warns new report
70% of displaced and refugee children say they need psychosocial support, more than three times the estimated 22% prior to COVID-19, according to a new report from World Vision and War Child.
April 28, 2021

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On Earth Day, world’s poorest still paying highest price of Climate Change
To mark Earth Day, World Vision is calling on global leaders to fully respond to the climate crisis as a tsunami of climate related disasters threaten to wipe out decades of development advances.
April 22, 2021

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World Vision: one year of COVID-19 wiping out 20 years of progress on poverty, hunger, disease and gender equality
From increased violence, to compromised health, to lost education and rising poverty and hunger, an entire generation of the world’s most vulnerable children is at risk.
March 11, 2021

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Cost of ten year Syrian war hits US$1.2 trillion says new World Vision report
A new report from World Vision reveals an entire generation has been completely disrupted, compromising Syria’s recovery and economic growth, once the war finally ends.
March 04, 2021

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Report: $Billions in Canadian Food Imports May Contain Child Labour
$3.7 billion in Canadian food imports at risk of being produced by children, nearly 10% of all food coming into Canada, according to new World Vision report.
February 03, 2021

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World Vision Canada honours Canadians with Heroes for Children awards
Six extraordinary individuals receive World Vision Heroes for Children awards celebrating the incredible power of advocacy and philanthropy.
January 25, 2021

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IPSOS poll: COVID creates holiday havoc, but Canadians hopeful
Canadians confirm that COVID will have a huge impact on holiday celebrations and traditions this year, but most remain optimistic about the future, according to a new IPSOS poll conducted on behalf of World Vision.
December 01, 2020

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Report: 80% of people surveyed say their country won’t be able to return to normal life until COVID-19 is under control everywhere
A report released today by World Vision warns 1.56 million people are at risk of dying in a deadlier second wave of COVID-19 if governments do not act to protect everyone globally.
September 01, 2020

A group of young children from Thailand sit on the floor wearing masks
New Canadian study: “no recovery until COVID-19 controlled everywhere”
A new poll released by World Vision reveals that Canadians recognize that life won’t return to normal unless the pandemic is stopped everywhere.
June 18, 2020

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COVID-19 poll: Canadian youth the most impacted by pandemic lockdown 51% worry job will disappear, mental health the most affected, Abacus study finds
New Abacus survey finds young Canadians are feeling the greatest immediate effects of COVID-19 --- but also feel the most hopeful about the future. 
June 03, 2020

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World Vision: 85 million children in immediate danger from violence due to COVID-19 impacts
Perfect Storm, a new report from World Vision, reveals that up to 85 million additional children are in immediate danger of physical, sexual and emotional violence in the next three months due to COVID-19 isolation measures and crushing economic, health and social pressures. 
May 15, 2020

COVID-19: 30 million children’s lives at risk from secondary effects of deadly disease
Thirty million children are at risk of disease and death because of the secondary impacts of the pandemic, a new report warns. 
April 08, 2020

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Canadian, global pandemic response must include the protection of vulnerable children and those most at risk from COVID-19, says World Vision
Canada must be part of a united global effort to help prevent COVID-19 from having a devastating impact on the lives of child refugees, migrants and the very poor, urges World Vision Canada.
March 16, 2020

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The Slaight Family Foundation announces $15M Global Initiative for Women and Girls
To mark International Women’s Day, The Slaight Family Foundation is donating $15 million to 15 international organizations working to improve human rights and opportunities for women and girls - including World Vision Canada.
March 03, 2020

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World Vision Canada recognizes extraordinary Canadians with the Heroes for Children Awards
2019 award recipients have made a deep commitment to World Vision’s mission to help improve the lives of children in vulnerable communities around the world.
January 27, 2020

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