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World Vision warns of worst threat of starvation since 1980's hanging over South Sudan

World Vision warns of worst threat of starvation since 1980's hanging over South Sudan

By Wednesday 16, Apr, 2014

Without urgent funding in the next few weeks, seven million children and families will be at risk of starvation.

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It Was Horrible Living Below The Line Last Year, That's Why We're Doing It Again

Tuesday 22, Apr, 2014

World Vision supporter Richard shares the "humbling" of choosing to live on just £1/day for food to raise money for the people for whom there is no choice, just a daily fear of where their next meal will come from.

"The Flood Is Like A Thief": How World Vision Is Helping Solomon Islanders

Tuesday 15, Apr, 2014

28-year-old mother Rebecca tell a World Vision volunteer about escaping the flash floods that have affected more than 52,000 people and how they will be getting their lives back on track.

The Danger Zone For Child Malnutrition

Thursday 10, Apr, 2014

At 14 months old and weighing less than 12ilbs, Jalrotchen registered as severely malnourished. Although 20% of the world's children under five are malnourished, that number always rises in the wake of natural disasters, which is why World Vision's work on child nutrition following Typhoon Haiyan is so vital.

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World Vision warns of worst threat of starvation since 1980's hanging over South Sudan

Wednesday 16, Apr, 2014

Without urgent funding in the next few weeks, seven million children and families will be at risk of starvation.

UK Government unveils life-saving funding for 'under the radar' crises

Friday 11, Apr, 2014

International Development Secretary Justine Greening will today announce the UK Department for International Development (DFID) support for two key Start Network programmes: the Start Fund and Start Build.

UK government first in G8 to hit overseas aid target

Wednesday 02, Apr, 2014

World Vision applauds the UK government for honouring the commitment first made more than 40 years ago to spend 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income on overseas aid.

World Vision urges more funding for South Sudan as UN warns of insufficient aid

Tuesday 01, Apr, 2014

The UN has raised fresh concerns about the lack of humanitarian funding being given to projects in South Sudan.

World Vision UK Responds to World Vision US Employment Policy Decision

Thursday 27, Mar, 2014

World Vision UK Responds to World Vision US Employment Policy Decision

World Vision UK welcomes first prosecution under the Female Genital Mutilation Act

Saturday 22, Mar, 2014

The Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that Dr Dhanuson Dharmasena and Hasan Mohamed will appear before magistrates at Westminster Magistrates Court in April. They will be charged relating to a medical procedure performed in a London hospital in 2012.

World Vision helps fight TB in Somaliland

Friday 21, Mar, 2014

World Vision has partnered with the World Health Organisation (WHO), Somaliland government, and other agencies to establish the first specialised treatment centre for multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

World Vision welcomes UK Government commitment to aid affirmed in Budget

Wednesday 19, Mar, 2014

The Chancellor today reaffirmed the UK government's promise to spend 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income (GNI) on overseas aid and development.

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It Was Horrible Living Below The Line Last Year, That's Why We're Doing It Again

Tuesday 22, Apr, 2014

World Vision supporter Richard shares the "humbling" of choosing to live on just £1/day for food to raise money for the people for whom there is no choice, just a daily fear of where their next meal will come from.

"The Flood Is Like A Thief": How World Vision Is Helping Solomon Islanders

Tuesday 15, Apr, 2014

28-year-old mother Rebecca tell a World Vision volunteer about escaping the flash floods that have affected more than 52,000 people and how they will be getting their lives back on track.

The Danger Zone For Child Malnutrition

Thursday 10, Apr, 2014

At 14 months old and weighing less than 12ilbs, Jalrotchen registered as severely malnourished. Although 20% of the world's children under five are malnourished, that number always rises in the wake of natural disasters, which is why World Vision's work on child nutrition following Typhoon Haiyan is so vital.

What is life like on "the other side"?

Tuesday 08, Apr, 2014

A blog written by Chahak, a 9th grade student from Chennai and part of World Vision India's 'Youth Ambassador' programme. Youth Ambassadors are young people from more affluent backgrounds who are given the chance to understand more about the lives of those less fortunate than themselves. Chahak visited a project that works with the most vulnerable children in the community to help them gain access to education, improved sanitation and food security.

The Luxury of Dreams

Tuesday 01, Apr, 2014

When World Vision first arrived in his community Emmanuel couldn't read, but thanks to literacy lessons and one technique in particular, he's now able to dare to dream of becoming a doctor.

A Thank You From A Family Four Hours Away

Thursday 27, Mar, 2014

World Vision UK's Head of Public Affairs, Gavin, shares simple message from the crowded camps of Syrian refugees in Jordan: they are truly grateful for your support.

"The moment of meeting was very special"

Tuesday 25, Mar, 2014

This week's blog is a sponsor visit story 'with a twist' as Artist Ambassador Paul Ewing reflects on visiting his sponsored child, Chanthorn, in Cambodia. We're very grateful for Paul and all the time and energy he spends as an artist ambassador, and thank him for sharing his story.

No Fairy Tale: Can the Children of Syria Ever Find a Happy Ending?

Thursday 20, Mar, 2014

Lara Ghaoui from World Vision Lebanon has been present since the outbreak of fighting in Syria 3 years ago. She shares all that she's seen along the way and asks 'When will this end?'

Priceless Coloured Paper: Why Child-Friendly Spaces Are Vital For Recovery

Tuesday 18, Mar, 2014

Once the immediate aftermath of a major emergency like Typhoon Haiyan has past, there is still a huge amount of work to be done, not least in getting the people affected back on their feet. World Vision's child-friendly spaces help children like Harvy to find ways to express themselves and discuss their fears in a safe and supportive environment.

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