Latest news View more news

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.

World Vision UK

@WorldVisionUK

Thank you for all your donations this week for #BearsOnStairs. Another 100 bears have also arrived on our social me… https://t.co/HBLOnTidkU

World Vision UK

@WorldVisionUK

Reading a book and relaxing in the park before the big week ahead #BearsOnStairs https://t.co/HzLPcK6L0t

Latest from our blog View more Blog posts

How three young boys survived South Sudan’s conflict alone

Saturday 22, Jul, 2017

James, Stephen and David fled South Sudan alone when their parents were killed. They are now among more than half a million kids now living in Uganda's refugee settlements.

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

Latest News

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

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.

“Long road ahead” for Mosul’s children after city re-taken from ISIL

Wednesday 12, Jul, 2017

Children’s lives have been shattered after years of ISIL control in Mosul – and many will need time to heal from untold violence, World Vision warns today.

Deadly fires in Bekaa Valley refugee settlements happen too often

Thursday 06, Jul, 2017

Fatal fires in refugee settlements in Lebanon are commonplace. Refugees need peace in Syria, not tented settlements

Uganda Solidarity Summit must prioritise South Sudanese child refugees

Friday 23, Jun, 2017

World Vision is urging the international community to do more to prevent a children’s humanitarian crisis by supporting Uganda as it responds to those fleeing fighting in South Sud…

Millions still at risk of starvation in South Sudan, despite end of famine

Thursday 22, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has warned that more people than ever are at risk of starvation in South Sudan, even though the war-torn country is no longer classifi…

World Vision fears for the safety of children trapped in Mosul

Wednesday 21, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that children in Mosul may be used as human shields as fighting escalates in the Iraqi city.

World Vision shelters 92 people in offices after heavy rains in Bangladesh trigger flash floods and landslides

Monday 19, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity, World Vision has turned its offices into shelter for dozens of villagers in the flood and mudslide-affected Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangl…

Thousands of Filipino children traumatised by fighting in Marawi

Wednesday 14, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision, has warned that thousands of children have been left shell-shocked and traumatised by continuous fighting in the Phillipines city of …

Farmers in Kenya’s ‘bread basket’ region grapple with armyworm invasion

Wednesday 14, Jun, 2017

As millions of Kenyan farmers seek to recover from the double crisis of severe drought and floods triggered by an El Niño weather phenomenon, they now face a new threat: the fall a…

Thousands of children at risk as cases of cholera spike across Horn of Africa

Friday 09, Jun, 2017

Thousands of children are at risk of cholera and other diseases following heavy rains in the Horn of Africa, humanitarian organisation World Vision warns today.

Ending violence against children grossly underfunded by global community

Wednesday 31, May, 2017

More than one billion children are impacted by violence every year, but less than £860m is allocated by wealthy nations to keep children in developing countries safe from harm, aid…

Staggering number of unaccompanied South Sudanese child refugees in Uganda

Friday 19, May, 2017

The number South Sudanese child refugees traveling alone to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Uganda has risen to alarming levels, World Vision has warned.

World Vision UK backs Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Thursday 04, May, 2017

World Vision UK is backing a global prayer day aimed at mobilising millions of Christians to act to prevent the mass starvation of children and their communities in Somalia, South …

Luxury Bridal Show says ‘Yes to the Dress’ and no to child brides

Tuesday 02, May, 2017

Every 7 seconds, a girl under 15 years of age is forced into marriage. That’s why Terri Chan, the founder of bridal wear brand Les Trois Soeurs, is donating to World Vision UK.

World Vision joins NGOs in support of 0.7% UK foreign aid commitments

Friday 21, Apr, 2017

The UK’s leading NGOs are calling on all major political parties to honour the nation’s legal promise to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid, and extend the UKs leadership i…

« Previous

Latest From our Blog

Jerome Flynn faces the reality of violence against children in Myanmar

Sunday 05, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK ambassador, Jerome Flynn, visited Myanmar to see our work and support the campaign #ItTakesAWorld to end violence against children. He met with street children, vic…

Sharmin’s story: educating girls to overcome poverty

Wednesday 01, Mar, 2017

17-year-old Sharmin, from Bangladesh, dropped out of school after completing grade 4 to support her family, selling food on the roadside with her mother. This reality is all too of…

Children of the Lake Chad Basin: The vulnerable, looking after the vulnerable

Friday 24, Feb, 2017

In crisis, children regularly miss out on opportunities. They are forced to drop out of school, thrown out of home, and find themselves struggling in ways they had never imagined.

World Vision provides life-saving intervention as Somalia is on the brink of famine

Wednesday 22, Feb, 2017

Somalia’s landscape has progressively turned drier and dustier over the past months, and with no rain in sight for the second year, rivers have dried up across the country and plan…

“Today I’m saying goodbye to the agony of diarrhoea”

Friday 17, Feb, 2017

For Amanuel, 12, from Ethiopia, clean water means everything. Since World Vision installed a new water pipe in his village, he hasn’t stopped telling everyone how happy he is.

"No more living in darkness" Stopping child marriage through education in Bangladesh

Sunday 05, Feb, 2017

When Meghla joined our child rights information sessions she gained the knowledge and confidence to speak up to her family and express her unhappiness with marrying young. Fortunat…

The power of the Super Tortilla

Friday 27, Jan, 2017

We're fighting malnutrition with a new way of thinking about cooking; the super tortilla. Instead of making regular tortillas from corn alone, parents add vegetables such as coyote…

A view from the other side : refugees in the West

Sunday 15, Jan, 2017

As the Pope dedicates today to remembering the many children and families fleeing conflict and seeking safety around the world, our Senior Child Rights Policy Advisor Erica Hall wr…

Starting over in Stepanavan, with help from child sponsors

Friday 13, Jan, 2017

In April 2016, eight-year-old Nelly’s family fled their village when heavy fighting broke out between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in the Southeast of the country. Nelly’s f…

5 reasons to sponsor a child

Friday 06, Jan, 2017

How to achieve all New Year's resolutions in one simple move. Feel great, help others, form positive relationships and sponsor a child today.

The many things my child needs

Wednesday 04, Jan, 2017

What was the last thing your child needed? This New Year, World Vision asks bloggers to think about the most recent thing their children needed.

Life with El Niño in Latin America | World Vision UK

Wednesday 28, Dec, 2016

The El Niño weather phenomenon is affecting countries across Latin America, including Bolivia and Honduras. Crops are failing and communities are being split. Read one family’s sto…

Light up Syria’s dark days with a message of hope

Tuesday 20, Dec, 2016

Aleppo’s destruction has left Syrian children facing some of their darkest days yet. We also know that Aleppo is only one of many besieged cities in Syria and another 400,000 peopl…

Fleeing Aleppo: one family’s story of leaving the war-torn city

Monday 19, Dec, 2016

The fighting in Aleppo has intensified, but the evacuations of families from Eastern Aleppo has been suspended. Before the suspension, 8,000 families escaped on buses. Many left wi…

The difference chickens can make

Sunday 18, Dec, 2016

17 years ago when Bee was just a baby he lost his father, and his mum, Esnart was struggling to feed the family. Fast-forward to today and the family is thriving; they often help t…


Media team

24 hour press line

24 hour press line

Direct line:
+44 (0)7889 631 613
Mobile:
+44 (0)7889 631 613
Email:
ukpressoffice@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@WVUKNews
Henry Makiwa

Henry Makiwa

Media Manager
Direct line:
+44 (0)1908 244 446
Mobile:
+44 (0)7469 154 268
Email:
henry.makiwa@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@makiwahenry
Carina Wint

Carina Wint

Media Specialist
Direct line:
+44 (0)20 7821 3461
Mobile:
+44 (0)7471 216 013
Email:
carina.wint@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@WintCarina
Carey Lodge

Carey Lodge

Media Officer
Direct line:
Mobile:
+44 (0)7786 333 784
Email:
carey.lodge@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@CareyLodge
Sian Merrylees

Sian Merrylees

Celebrity Media Specialist
Direct line:
+44 (0)20 7821 6974
Mobile:
+44 (0)7956 593 111
Email:
sian.merrylees@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@SianMerrylees