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World Vision steps up response in wake of Mexico earthquake

By Carey Lodge Thursday 21, Sep, 2017

World Vision has distributed three tons of food to desperate children and their families in the wake of Mexico’s massive earthquake.

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Friday 18, Aug, 2017

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Inspiring a school of South Sudanese refugees

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Wednesday 09, Aug, 2017

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World Vision steps up response in wake of Mexico earthquake

Thursday 21, Sep, 2017

World Vision has distributed three tons of food to desperate children and their families in the wake of Mexico’s massive earthquake.

Thousands of children in desperate need following devastating Mexico earthquake

Wednesday 20, Sep, 2017

Thousands of children desperately need a safe place to shelter before nightfall, World Vision said today, following a devastating earthquake in Mexico that has killed more than 200…

World Vision mobilises to rescue children traumatised by the Mexico City earthquake

Wednesday 20, Sep, 2017

Mexico City earthquake: World Vision mobilises to rescue children

GBBO star Selasi launches Share A Meal for World Vision UK

Monday 18, Sep, 2017

World Vision, the world’s largest international children’s charity, has launched a new £200,000 fundraising appeal – Share A Meal – with the support of former Great British Bake-Of…

World Vision delivers aid to families hit by Mexican earthquake

Friday 15, Sep, 2017

Mexico earthquake: World Vision supports children and families in worst affected area

Myanmar crisis: Jerome Flynn joins us in condemning violence affecting thousands of children

Thursday 14, Sep, 2017

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn has joined World Vision UK in strongly condemning the outbreak of horrific violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Hurricane Irma: Thousands of Haitians still in shelters

Wednesday 13, Sep, 2017

Over 3,000 people in Haiti are still in shelters according to World Vision emergency response teams.

Mexico quake: World Vision readies to respond following strongest earthquake in a century

Friday 08, Sep, 2017

As Friday drew on, the full extent of the earthquake damage in southern Mexico has been revealed with at least 32 people dead.

World Vision issues red alert for Hurricane Irma

Wednesday 06, Sep, 2017

Global children’s charity World Vision is scrambling emergency relief in Haiti and the Dominican Republic before Hurricane Irma

Monsoon floods: World Vision warns of spike in child malnutrition

Friday 01, Sep, 2017

World Vision warns of spike in malnutrition as Bangladesh, India and Nepal grapple with worst monsoon rains in 20 years

Bristol man runs 200 half-marathons for Syrian refugees

Thursday 24, Aug, 2017

World Vision ambassador, Graham Grout, has finished his super-human challenge of 200 half marathons in just over 200 days.

Increase in heat-related illness for Iraqi children in camps outside Mosul

Friday 18, Aug, 2017

Mosul: summer temperatures cause increase in heat-related illness for displaced Iraqis

Sierra Leone mudslide: World Vision distributes 4,000,000 water purification tablets

Thursday 17, Aug, 2017

World Vision supports survivors of tragic mudslide in Sierra Leone

Over 1,000,000 South Sudanese refugees now in Uganda

Thursday 17, Aug, 2017

Charity fears that South Sudanese refugee children who have fled to Uganda may return home to fight.

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Tuesday 15, Aug, 2017

More than 300 people have been killed and hundreds more are still missing after torrential rains on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown

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