Climate Action Summit: World Vision urges immediate action on climate crisis
World Vision International President and CEO, Andrew Morley, is in New York this week for the UN’s Climate Action Summit, and the General Assembly.
I call on world leaders to take immediate action on the climate crisis. They must pick up the pace in combatting environmental devastation which disproportionately impacts children in developing countries. I’ve met these children and I’ve seen the impact on their lives.
Climate-driven disasters are becoming alarmingly common and more deadly. Millions of families have been forced to flee their homes, putting them at risk of exploitation, violence and even death. It would be both shameful and ignorant to ignore the impact of the biggest threat to ending global poverty.
The millions of inspiring young people who took part in last week’s climate strike have made it clear that public opinion has shifted. Our politicians must respond in turn, before it’s too late.
- Andrew Morley, World Vision International President and CEO
International children’s charity World Vision UK hosted a general election hustings event open to all electoral candidates for Milton Keynes North.
"We are desperately sad to hear reports of the deaths of a number of Ebola aid workers who were killed in the line of duty – giving their lives to help vulnerable communities in eastern DR Congo," says Anne-Marie Connor, National Director for World Vision DR Congo
A sudden surge in violence in the DRC has forced aid agencies to suspend work, putting lives at risk as the fight against Ebola and measles is undermined.
World Vision welcomes reports of the repatriation from Syria of three orphaned British children. Innocent victims of war should not be punished for the actions of their parents.