Fears for refugees as 'door slams shut' following EU-Turkey deal

International children's charity World Vision UK warns that today’s ill-conceived deal for refugees will ‘push the panic button’ among families fleeing from war in Syria, as they make last-ditch attempts to enter Europe -- putting already vulnerable children at further risk of exploitation.

Sarah Pickwick, World Vision UK’s Senior Conflict Adviser, said: “We’re concerned about the deal, but more importantly the uncertainty surrounding how it will be enforced. We fear this could result in a surge towards Europe in the next few days as families see the door is slamming shut.

“Many parents may turn to smugglers as they stop at nothing to find sanctuary for their children – which, tragically, may cost them their lives.

“We urge leaders behind the plan to urgently provide clarity and reassurance about how they will protect children and their families in the next 48 hours.”

Statement: DRC on its knees as new Ebola outbreak confirmed

Reports of new cases of Ebola in north-western DRC confirm World Vision's greatest fear: that the country is contending with yet another outbreak in a new province – Equatoria.

Statement: Super Cyclone Amphan puts millions at greater risk of coronavirus

Cyclone Amphan is creating crisis on top of a crisis – making it even more difficult to contain COVID-19 at a critical time in the response by both India and Bangladesh, World Vision warns.

Parents turn to violence as coronavirus bites around world

Up to 85 million more children face physical, sexual and emotional violence at home and in their communities over the next three months, as COVID-19 spreads worldwide.

Coronavirus: World Vision launches largest ever humanitarian response

World Vision has dramatically scaled up its emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as the virus continues to spread rapidly around the world.