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World Vision joins with millions around the world in mourning for the loss of so many children in Pakistan today

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Life in quarantine

Saturday 20, Dec, 2014

Eleven year old Hindowa lives in southern Sierra Leone. After the death of a close family friend to Ebola, he and his family were put into quarantine for almost an entire month.

Christmas in Ethiopia

Thursday 18, Dec, 2014

In Ethiopia, Christmas is celebrated on 7 January, and is a quiet time of sharing and celebrating in groups of friends and family. Ten year old Ermias explains happily, “Holidays mean so much to us. We cannot think of a Christmas without new clothes, celebrations at school, church and home with our families and friends.”

Return to South Sudan

Tuesday 16, Dec, 2014

Two decades on from her first foreign assignment covering war and hunger in South Sudan, UK Media Manager Sarah Wilson returns and finds that depressingly little has changed.

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Schools should be havens for children

Tuesday 16, Dec, 2014

World Vision joins with millions around the world in mourning for the loss of so many children in Pakistan today

New Report: Child protection neglected by donors in South Sudan

Monday 08, Dec, 2014

World Vision called upon international donors to prioritise the needs of children in South Sudan.

World Vision distribution starts today in Tacloban

Sunday 07, Dec, 2014

World Vision assessment teams are on the ground in Tacloban as we start distribution for 2,500 families.

World Vision prepares to respond to 11,000 families likely to be impacted by typhoon Hagupit

Saturday 06, Dec, 2014

As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, World Vision is on the ground ready to provide relief assistance.

Aid promise set to become law

Friday 05, Dec, 2014

A commitment to spend 0.7% of Britain's gross national income on livesaving overseas aid looks set to become law.

Typhoon threatens recovery efforts in Philippines

Thursday 04, Dec, 2014

13 months after typhoon Haiyan, survivors are now bracing for another potentially devastating tropical storm.

New Report: Fears about child safety are misplaced

Wednesday 03, Dec, 2014

New report reveals that while “out there” is still seen as the most dangerous place, children more at risk at home than anywhere

"Where are the rights you promised us?"

Wednesday 19, Nov, 2014

‘Where are the rights you promised us?’ ask children in report marking 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

New Deal: View from Somalia

Friday 14, Nov, 2014

Ibrahim Eid is a both a farmer and a pastoralist as well as being chairman of his local village in south central Somalia.

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Life in quarantine

Saturday 20, Dec, 2014

Eleven year old Hindowa lives in southern Sierra Leone. After the death of a close family friend to Ebola, he and his family were put into quarantine for almost an entire month.

Christmas in Ethiopia

Thursday 18, Dec, 2014

In Ethiopia, Christmas is celebrated on 7 January, and is a quiet time of sharing and celebrating in groups of friends and family. Ten year old Ermias explains happily, “Holidays mean so much to us. We cannot think of a Christmas without new clothes, celebrations at school, church and home with our families and friends.”

Return to South Sudan

Tuesday 16, Dec, 2014

Two decades on from her first foreign assignment covering war and hunger in South Sudan, UK Media Manager Sarah Wilson returns and finds that depressingly little has changed.

Christmas in an Andean community

Friday 12, Dec, 2014

As the year draws to an end, the weather in the area finally improves. It gets just a little bit warmer, birds sing with increasing stridency and the fields are green thanks to the rain that falls like a blessing, watering the semi-arid area. I’m in a small community in Northern Potosí, Bolivia as its residents prepare for the year-end activities.

What do children in South Sudan eat for breakfast?

Wednesday 10, Dec, 2014

Next Monday marks one year since the fighting in South Sudan resumed. The worst fighting came on Boxing Day, when families fled the cosy aftermath of Christmas celebrations for makeshift refugee camps. Intermittent fighting and displacement have disrupted the planting and harvesting cycle, and as fields lie fallow and farmers are scared away, the spectre of hunger looms. Inspired by the recent New York Times piece What Kids Around the World Eat for Breakfast, we asked, what do children in South Sudan eat for breakfast?

Second chances: a pipe of hope during Typhoon Hagupit

Monday 08, Dec, 2014

Who would have thought that a construction pipe could save the lives of families twice in a row? Luz Mendoza, World Vision Philippines' Deputy Operations Director, describes a chance encounter with an old colleague who sheltered in an abandoned construction pipe with a dozen other families to escape the wreckage of Typhoon Hagupit.

Happiness on Christmas Day

Thursday 04, Dec, 2014

17 year-old-Chenda is rebuilding her life after suffering from years of sexual exploitation, and has been staying at World Vision Cambodia’s Trauma Recovery Centre for more than a year. This year is Chenda’s second Christmas celebration at the centre.

An Ethiopian graduation service

Tuesday 02, Dec, 2014

More than 15 years ago a Lancashire couple were on holiday touring Canada when they heard about World Vision’s work on a local radio station. Inspired by the programme, they became sponsors of Woineshet, a seven-year-old girl growing up in World Vision's rural Adjibar Area Development Programme in Ethiopia. It turned out to be a life changing decision for everyone involved.

Pregnancy in the time of Ebola

Thursday 27, Nov, 2014

As Ebola continues to infect and take lives across Sierra Leone, it is making daily life increasingly difficult. We spoke to Hawa, a 40 year old mum now going through her seventh pregnancy, about her fears and worries.

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