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Funding must translate rapidly into action for Syrian refugees

Thursday 04, Feb, 2016

World Vision UK has welcomed the pledge of more than US$10bn for the Syria Crisis as a significant stride forward to treat the ‘…

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Waiting to start a new life

Monday 08, Feb, 2016

Syrian refugee and father, Fahad, discusses the treacherous couple of years he and his family have endured since fleeing their home. Sleeping at a roadside with his wife and 5 children, all Fahad wishes for is safety and a place for his family to call home.

Saying no

Saturday 06, Feb, 2016

In primary school, Kenyan activist Betty Lolgisoi watched as one by one her friends went through female genital mutilation (FGM). In her village it was something that every girl went through as a rite of passage. However, after attending a World Vision training about the dangers of FGM, Betty’s mum encouraged her to stand up and say no. Despite the stigmatisation Betty and her family experienced, she held fast, and today works with World Vision to encourage other girls to avoid the practice too.

Too young for marriage

Friday 05, Feb, 2016

14-year-old Virginia knows from personal experience how destructive the practice of early marriage can be. She tells us the story of one of her friends who dropped out of school and fell into early marriage at just 13 years old.Just two weeks following the birth of twins, her husband vanished, leaving her without the income or means to look after them. Virginia tells us her story…

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Funding must translate rapidly into action for Syrian refugees

Thursday 04, Feb, 2016

World Vision UK has welcomed the pledge of more than US$10bn for the Syria Crisis as a significant stride forward to treat the ‘symptoms of the Syria Crisis’.

Children’s lives at stake unless Syria Crisis donors ‘shift up a gear’

Thursday 04, Feb, 2016

World leaders gathering in London today must make a realistic and robust funding pledge.

Cautious welcome for Government's child refugee announcement

Thursday 28, Jan, 2016

Britain's decision to take more unaccompanied child refugees from Syria is honourable but we need more.

Webcam abuse case is ‘tip of the iceberg’, warns World Vision

Tuesday 26, Jan, 2016

Online abuse of vulnerable children overseas is on the rise because of the growing use of webcams, World Vision UK has warned following the sentencing of an offender at the Old Bailey today.

Sierra Leone is "better equipped" to handle Ebola, says World Vision

Monday 18, Jan, 2016

World Vision’s response teams and ambulance fleet are on standby after Sierra Leone officials confirmed new Ebola case.

Children’s lives at risk unless EU and member states act now

Friday 15, Jan, 2016

Hundreds of thousands more children could die unless EU countries offer better protection to refugees entering Europe, World Vision warns today. The global children's charity says urgent action is needed, as agencies meet in Italy to recommend concrete actions to help governments address the European refugee crisis.

Relief as convoys reach besieged Syrian town

Tuesday 12, Jan, 2016

World Vision and other NGOs urged for a complete end to the six-month siege and a guaranteed of aid and humanitarian services.

“Sieges like Madaya hinder our ability to help Syrian refugees”, warns World Vision

Friday 08, Jan, 2016

Sieges like #Madaya remain "one of most critical issues in #Syria hindering our ability to help", warns World Vision.

World Vision joins call for Britain to accept child refugees

Tuesday 05, Jan, 2016

World Vision UK has backed calls for Britain to accept 3,000 unaccompanied children who have fled the Syria Crisis, and are now heading through Europe.

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Waiting to start a new life

Monday 08, Feb, 2016

Syrian refugee and father, Fahad, discusses the treacherous couple of years he and his family have endured since fleeing their home. Sleeping at a roadside with his wife and 5 children, all Fahad wishes for is safety and a place for his family to call home.

Saying no

Saturday 06, Feb, 2016

In primary school, Kenyan activist Betty Lolgisoi watched as one by one her friends went through female genital mutilation (FGM). In her village it was something that every girl went through as a rite of passage. However, after attending a World Vision training about the dangers of FGM, Betty’s mum encouraged her to stand up and say no. Despite the stigmatisation Betty and her family experienced, she held fast, and today works with World Vision to encourage other girls to avoid the practice too.

Too young for marriage

Friday 05, Feb, 2016

14-year-old Virginia knows from personal experience how destructive the practice of early marriage can be. She tells us the story of one of her friends who dropped out of school and fell into early marriage at just 13 years old.Just two weeks following the birth of twins, her husband vanished, leaving her without the income or means to look after them. Virginia tells us her story…

Serbia: Sadness starts in the South

Wednesday 03, Feb, 2016

Our Head of Policy Gavin Crowden spent last week in Serbia, walking with refugees and hearing their stories. What he found were parents who had fled a depleted Syria, desperately searching for a 'home' that often exists amongst relatives abroad, and a future for their children.

Conquering the cold

Wednesday 27, Jan, 2016

Last week World Vision's Kate took bloggers Rosie and Tanya out to Jordan to meet just a few of the 230,000 Syrian refugees living there who are in need of help to get through the winter. World Vision UK is asking supporters to go without their coats on the 10 February to raise money for Syrian refugee children.

The days of feeling unsafe are over now

Thursday 21, Jan, 2016

12-year-old Ndawona and her five siblings were left sleeping in a mud hut covered with dry grass. The poor condition of their shelter meant that it leaked every time it rained, forcing them to stand up in the middle of the nigh. Thanks to a local Health Committee trained by World Vision, the future is now looking brighter for the young family.

Water is life

Tuesday 19, Jan, 2016

For father-of-four Ali, fleeing the conflict in Syria was only the start of his families’ hardship. Reaching the relative safety of a refugee camp in Lebanon, it was the difficulty in obtaining safe water that was not only a daily struggle, but also a real health risk. But thanks to a World Vision ‘Water, Sanitation and Hygiene’ programme, the availability of clean water is helping to keep Ali’s family and the wider community healthy.

Finding Peace

Thursday 14, Jan, 2016

Children have a way of finding their own peace and, almost every day for the last two years, brothers Phouch and Liev have found theirs on the football pitch. But no amount of football can change the fact that they live in circumstances that no children should have to endure. Two years since arriving at the UN protected camp in South Sudan, we find out how they’ve coped.

Freezing in the cold

Thursday 14, Jan, 2016

Sitting in the middle of an empty field near the border-crossing between Serbia and Croatia, Rima, a Syrian refugee is in tears as she describes how she felt when her eight-year-old daughter Aya begged her to let her die. Brenda Yu hears her story...

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