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Confict-related trauma: the devastating effect of war on South Sudan's refugee children

By Carey Lodge Friday 21, Jul, 2017

More than 150,000 child refugees in mass settlements in northern Uganda require therapy after fleeing violence in neighbouring South Sudan, experts say.

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South Sudan's Refugees: Eva's Story

Friday 21, Jul, 2017

Just 16 years old, Eva, from South Sudan, is three months pregnant. Still a child, she should be going to school, playing with friends and without a care in the world. Sadly, instead she is terrified of what the future will hold.

Arthur's Trip to Ethiopia

Sunday 16, Jul, 2017

Humbo has definitely been a highlight of the visit. It gives hope this part of Ethiopia has tremendous potential and will not endlessly suffer drought after drought if we learn from what has happened here. Hopefully one day, Mamiye and his family won’t h…

Training programmes enable women to send their children to school in South Sudan

Thursday 13, Jul, 2017

Susanna has become part of the weekly educational lessons and is a registered member of World Vision's cash for training programme. She received a monthly allowance to purchase food for her family and invest in a business.

The most important meal of the day for school children in Malawi

Wednesday 05, Jul, 2017

Judith used to find concentrating in class a struggle. Every morning she went to school without eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Her stomach would grumble through the day and her grades suffered. She’s doing a lot better in her classes since she…

Pulling children from the clutches of malnutrition in Somalia

Friday 30, Jun, 2017

World Vision, together with the World Food Programme, has provided 16,612 children and 5,684 mothers with ready use supplementary foods and a monthly rations of nutrition packs jammed full of protein, vitamins and essential minerals to help malnourished ch…

Joining the World Vision UK family

Wednesday 28, Jun, 2017

In May, World Vision UK held an Ambassador Day. Our ambassador Gail, who attended the day, recounts her experience.

The Hidden Legacy of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Monday 19, Jun, 2017

Barely a week goes by that we do not hear new reports of sexual violence in war zones – in South Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, Myanmar, Iraq and elsewhere. Sometimes these include the stories of survivors who have fought for justice, who are suffering stigma in t…

Sleeping into death - the cost of drought in Kenya

Saturday 17, Jun, 2017

Baby Akusi was showing visible signs of wasting when she was brought to the clinic in Turkana County, Kenya. Her mother, Lomukuny, was worried by her orange hair and diarrhoea

The Universality of playing

Thursday 08, Jun, 2017

Following a recent trip to a refugee camp in Niger, our Senior Conflict Advisor Sarah Pickwick reflects on how our Child Friendly Spaces give children a sense of normality and allow them to be children again.

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World Vision responds to severe flooding in China

Tuesday 05, Jul, 2016

World Vision teams in China are distributing relief items to areas battered by continuous rainstorms and severe flooding, as more than 200 rivers in the country reach critical leve…

World Vision leads the way in Ebola crisis

Wednesday 29, Jun, 2016

World Vision has supported more than 1.5million people whose lives were devastated by the Ebola virus, the charity’s latest Impact Report reveals today.

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…


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South Sudan's Refugees: Eva's Story

Friday 21, Jul, 2017

Just 16 years old, Eva, from South Sudan, is three months pregnant. Still a child, she should be going to school, playing with friends and without a care in the world. Sadly, inste…

Arthur's Trip to Ethiopia

Sunday 16, Jul, 2017

Humbo has definitely been a highlight of the visit. It gives hope this part of Ethiopia has tremendous potential and will not endlessly suffer drought after drought if we learn fro…

Training programmes enable women to send their children to school in South Sudan

Thursday 13, Jul, 2017

Susanna has become part of the weekly educational lessons and is a registered member of World Vision's cash for training programme. She received a monthly allowance to purchase foo…

The most important meal of the day for school children in Malawi

Wednesday 05, Jul, 2017

Judith used to find concentrating in class a struggle. Every morning she went to school without eating a healthy and nutritious breakfast. Her stomach would grumble through the day…

Pulling children from the clutches of malnutrition in Somalia

Friday 30, Jun, 2017

World Vision, together with the World Food Programme, has provided 16,612 children and 5,684 mothers with ready use supplementary foods and a monthly rations of nutrition packs jam…

Joining the World Vision UK family

Wednesday 28, Jun, 2017

In May, World Vision UK held an Ambassador Day. Our ambassador Gail, who attended the day, recounts her experience.

The Hidden Legacy of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Monday 19, Jun, 2017

Barely a week goes by that we do not hear new reports of sexual violence in war zones – in South Sudan, Syria, Nigeria, Myanmar, Iraq and elsewhere. Sometimes these include the sto…

Sleeping into death - the cost of drought in Kenya

Saturday 17, Jun, 2017

Baby Akusi was showing visible signs of wasting when she was brought to the clinic in Turkana County, Kenya. Her mother, Lomukuny, was worried by her orange hair and diarrhoea

The Universality of playing

Thursday 08, Jun, 2017

Following a recent trip to a refugee camp in Niger, our Senior Conflict Advisor Sarah Pickwick reflects on how our Child Friendly Spaces give children a sense of normality and allo…

Food distributions empower women in South Sudan

Saturday 03, Jun, 2017

World Vision has been running food distributions here in Northern Bhar-el-Gazal since February, making sure that thousands of people don’t succumb to starvation. Adele is one of th…

Syria's Refugees: Ahmad never had a hobby before

Thursday 01, Jun, 2017

Joining our Child Friendly Space in Lebanon gave Ahmad an opportunity to learn new skills and games, make new friends and start excelling academically. Ahmad’s childhood was saved …

Rising above poverty in Honduras

Wednesday 24, May, 2017

Hector Ramirez built his own micro-enterprise to pull himself and his family out of poverty. After receiving training and support from World Vision, Hector started a family busines…

Escaping Boko Haram: “I no longer feel afraid.”

Tuesday 23, May, 2017

Mohamed escaped captivity from Boko Haram and was reunited with his family in Niger at a camp. There he attends school and plays with his friends at our Child Friendly Space.

Serving hope, one hot meal at a time

Wednesday 10, May, 2017

When Amandru and her children fled South Sudan, they walked about four weeks until they reached the refugee camp in Uganda. During the journey, they survived on a handful of peanut…

Life in a South Sudanese camp as an unaccompanied Internally Displaced Person

Friday 05, May, 2017

Ayman* waved his parents goodbye as the small boat left the shore and started floating down the river. Sitting on a wooden bench with his two younger brothers and younger sister, h…

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