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Friday 24, Jun, 2016

Responding to news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, Tim Pilkington, Chief Executive of World Vision UK, said:…

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"I want to learn to write my name" | Dreaming of school in Lebanon

Friday 24, Jun, 2016

Fatima, 35, mother-of-six fled Aleppo for Lebanon in 2012. Her husband left her shortly after the war had started. Today, more than three years later, she and her children live in a tiny makeshift tent in Jeb Jannine, the western part of Lebanon’s Bekaa Va…

The stress of war on parents | Supporting refugees in Lebanon

Wednesday 22, Jun, 2016

Inside a school in Lebanon’s Zahle, 30-year-old Suriya is trying to stop her 4-year-old son, Ahmed, from running around the room. It’s been four years since Suriya fled Damascus with her husband and three children. Even though time has passed, the memories…

A refugee mother's to-do list

Monday 20, Jun, 2016

For most mothers, daily life revolves around the items on each day’s to-do list: heading to work, helping with homework, cooking, getting the children to bed. In some ways, daily life for a refugee mother is similar; they do many of the same things for the…

Every drop counts | Clean water in Malawi

Saturday 18, Jun, 2016

11-year-old Priscilla had to walk miles across hot terrain every day to collect water for herself and her grandmother, often encountering threats such as hyenas. Since we renovated the borehole in Priscilla's community, she no longer has to make the danger…

Communities tackling hunger | El Nino in Ethiopia

Friday 17, Jun, 2016

Thirty-two-year-old Shega is worried for her three children. While she lives just a few metres from a concrete water reservoir, she still has to walk for three miles to access water clean enough for her family to drink. For many mothers like her, the droug…

Who knows best what children and communities in poverty need? Try asking them!

Tuesday 14, Jun, 2016

Caught up in the ambition to do good, and the rush to deliver programmes under tight timelines, international development NGOs run the risk of failing to listen to the very people they are trying to help. By listening, regularly and carefully, to the child…

Mina’s Dream | Child labour in Bangladesh

Saturday 11, Jun, 2016

At just 12 years old, Mina has concerns that far exceed her years. Her hands are scarred and continually sore because of her job breaking bricks, and she only eats two small meals a day. However, one of our projects in Bangladesh is giving her hope that sh…

Restoring hope | Getting children to school in Albania

Monday 06, Jun, 2016

Twelve-year-old Emanuel's transport to school was withdrawn due to lack of funding, and so he had a long trip to class and back every day, even in severely bad weather. He was often ill due to this, until we were able to intervene and make it easier for Em…

Keeping girls safe | Water access in times of El Nino

Saturday 04, Jun, 2016

Ethiopia is currently experiencing its worst drought for decades, affecting an estimated 10.2 million people. We have been working to repair and restore existing water supplies so that community members like Letekiros and Kedan can access clean and safe wa…

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Reaction to Brexit vote

Friday 24, Jun, 2016

Responding to news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, Tim Pilkington, Chief Executive of World Vision UK, said: "Following a divisive campaign, we need to re…

Jailing of warlord “victory in battle to end impunity”

Tuesday 21, Jun, 2016

The International Criminal Court announced today that Jean-Pierre Bemba, an ex-rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been jailed for 18 years following his …

World Refugee Day: Africa reels under refugee crisis as World Vision warns that closure of Dadaab camp will trigger new migrants wave

Monday 20, Jun, 2016

Shutting the world’s largest refugee camp could unleash a new wave of human migration across North Africa and Europe, according to World Vision UK.

Tribute to MP Jo Cox

Friday 17, Jun, 2016

World Vision has paid tribute to MP Jo Cox. Charles Badenoch, Vice President, Advocacy and Justice for Children at World Vision International, said: “Jo was a shining advocate for …

Parliament SDG reports: World Vision calls for the UK government to put greater focus on needs of the children

Wednesday 08, Jun, 2016

World Vision UK has lamented the government’s lack of focus on children’s issues and has called for the UK to produce a strategic cross-government plan that outlines a clear path t…

"A positive step forward," says World Vision post-World Humanitarian Summit

Wednesday 25, May, 2016

World Vision was pleased with the level of participation and commitments to its core priorities.

Innovative technology and tools the key to revolutionising humanitarian responses

Tuesday 24, May, 2016

A coordinated approach is urgently needed when it comes to technologies, tools and models in humanitarian innovation, says World Vision.

Grand Bargain helps move humanitarian system away from one-system-fits-all approach

Monday 23, May, 2016

The humanitarian system must move away from a centralised, one-system-fits-all approach.

“Sustainable Development Goals impossible to attain without funding revolution,” warns World Vision UK

Thursday 19, May, 2016

Aid agency World Vision UK warns that an increasingly fragile and unstable world could put the global sustainable development goals at risk unless a new funding approach is establi…

Reaction: Anti-corruption summit pays little attention to concerns of civil society

Friday 13, May, 2016

International children’s charity World Vision UK has welcomed the anti-corruption summit’s commitments but questioned its focus.

Anti-Corruption summit should go beyond lip service and provide room for civil society to function in the most affected countries

Wednesday 11, May, 2016

International children’s charity World Vision UK has urged global leaders meeting in London for the 2016 anti-corruption summit to provide room for civilians and aid agencies to fu…

World Vision UK urges local councils to house lone child refugees

Monday 09, May, 2016

International children’s charity World Vision UK is urging local councils across the UK to ‘pull out all the stops’ in finding homes for unaccompanied refugee children from Europe.…

Refugee Crisis: UK "cannot turn a blind eye"

Wednesday 04, May, 2016

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions, David has re-iterated his position that the UK should not be encouraging refugees to make dangerous journeys to Britain by taking in lon…

South Sudan urged to hold onto peace or risk losing another generation to war

Thursday 28, Apr, 2016

As South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar returns to country’s capital Juba for the first time since a civil war erupted more than two years ago, World Vision has warned that …

One year after the Nepal earthquake children still feel frightened

Tuesday 26, Apr, 2016

Alongside concerns over living conditions and access to a safe and supportive education, children express feelings of fear and trauma that - if not dealt with - could affect their …

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"I want to learn to write my name" | Dreaming of school in Lebanon

Friday 24, Jun, 2016

Fatima, 35, mother-of-six fled Aleppo for Lebanon in 2012. Her husband left her shortly after the war had started. Today, more than three years later, she and her children live in …

The stress of war on parents | Supporting refugees in Lebanon

Wednesday 22, Jun, 2016

Inside a school in Lebanon’s Zahle, 30-year-old Suriya is trying to stop her 4-year-old son, Ahmed, from running around the room. It’s been four years since Suriya fled Damascus wi…

A refugee mother's to-do list

Monday 20, Jun, 2016

For most mothers, daily life revolves around the items on each day’s to-do list: heading to work, helping with homework, cooking, getting the children to bed. In some ways, daily l…

Every drop counts | Clean water in Malawi

Saturday 18, Jun, 2016

11-year-old Priscilla had to walk miles across hot terrain every day to collect water for herself and her grandmother, often encountering threats such as hyenas. Since we renovated…

Communities tackling hunger | El Nino in Ethiopia

Friday 17, Jun, 2016

Thirty-two-year-old Shega is worried for her three children. While she lives just a few metres from a concrete water reservoir, she still has to walk for three miles to access wate…

Who knows best what children and communities in poverty need? Try asking them!

Tuesday 14, Jun, 2016

Caught up in the ambition to do good, and the rush to deliver programmes under tight timelines, international development NGOs run the risk of failing to listen to the very people …

Mina’s Dream | Child labour in Bangladesh

Saturday 11, Jun, 2016

At just 12 years old, Mina has concerns that far exceed her years. Her hands are scarred and continually sore because of her job breaking bricks, and she only eats two small meals …

Restoring hope | Getting children to school in Albania

Monday 06, Jun, 2016

Twelve-year-old Emanuel's transport to school was withdrawn due to lack of funding, and so he had a long trip to class and back every day, even in severely bad weather. He was ofte…

Keeping girls safe | Water access in times of El Nino

Saturday 04, Jun, 2016

Ethiopia is currently experiencing its worst drought for decades, affecting an estimated 10.2 million people. We have been working to repair and restore existing water supplies so …

Women supporting women | Linking empowerment and resilience in Myanmar

Tuesday 31, May, 2016

How can we minimise the impacts of a natural disaster? WVUK’s Rachel Canclini Kettle travelled to Myanmar to see how our work was helping communities to do just that; through early…

On her own | Post Ebola story in Sierra Leone

Wednesday 25, May, 2016

In pre-Ebola Sierra Leone, Maria lived with her parents, two sisters and little brother. She had a good life and was happy. Her memories of family days echo the happy, sunny, caref…

John Warland | RHS Shows

Monday 23, May, 2016

John Warland is a World Vision child sponsor and award winning garden designer. John created the World Vision garden that will be at the Chelsea and Hampton Court RHS Shows this su…

Ups and downs | Helping Ebola orphans in an uncertain future

Friday 20, May, 2016

Ten-year-old Musu lost both of her parents and her little brother to Ebola. Shortly after, Musu and her sister Maria began showing symptoms of the virus. The sisters received treat…

Drought in Mozambique | Protecting children from El Nino’s affects

Saturday 14, May, 2016

Travelling through Western Mozambique, it immediately becomes obvious what the problem is. Large bridges pass over riverbeds that are completely devoid of water. Most of the fields…

“I didn’t want to marry” | El Nino and child marriage in Mozambique

Thursday 12, May, 2016

When El Nino brought drought to 14-year-old Inês’ village in southern Mozambique, her mother found it increasingly difficult to provide for all three of her daughters. Where once s…

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