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Communities in Vanuatu say thank you to Australians

2 February 2015 | Posted by Chloe Morrison | (0) comments

Australian Chloe Morrison works for World Vision in Vanuatu, where projects funded by Australian Aid are changing lives. She's sharing some of the progress made and a special thank-you from communities we work with.

30for30 participants share: why we took up the challenge
31st Jan, 2015 | Posted by Laura Tay | (0) comments
30for30 participants share: why we took up the challenge

In January, hundreds of Australians took part in the 30for30 Fitness Challenge, raising funds to help more children survive their first 30 days of life. Four participants share why they took up the challenge!

All children should be going back to school
30th Jan, 2015 | Posted by Ruth Dearnley | (0) comments
All children should be going back to school

It's back to school time for kids in Australia. Around the world 168 million children will be denied an education this year, trapped in child labour instead.

A sweet song for Syria
27th Jan, 2015 | Posted by Suzy Sainovski | (0) comments
A sweet song for Syria

World Vision's Suzy Sainovski spent her New Years Eve a little differently, meeting families who have fled the violence in Syria and now live in a refugee camp in Jordan.

Vaccination provokes a response
23rd Jan, 2015 | Posted by Tari Turner | (0) comments
Vaccination provokes a response

Immunisation prevents more than two million deaths each year - and by increasing immunisation rates we could prevent another two million child deaths each year. Dr Tari Turner explores why and how World Vision supports immunisations to improve child health.

What makes me get up for work everyday
20th Jan, 2015 | Posted by Brian Inciso | (0) comments
What makes me get up for work everyday

Brian works for World Vision in the Philippines, helping communities rebuild after disasters like Typhoon Haiyan. He's used his talent for drawing to share the story of Alicia, who lost her home during Typhoon Haiyan.

Can palm oil ever be a good thing?
19th Jan, 2015 | Posted by Vanessa Forrest | (4) comments
Can palm oil ever be a good thing?

You've probably heard that the palm-oil industry is environmentally destructive and destroys the habitat of creatures like orang-utans. But it is also a source of income for families with few other options - so is there a way to find a balance between the two?