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World Vision UK welcomes Government £10m in matched funding as DEC appeal reaches £24m

By Carey Lodge Tuesday 21, Mar, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision UK today welcomed the Government’s commitment to double its matched funding for the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) East Africa crisis appeal.

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#Mosul parents sedate children with drugs, fearing discovery by militants https://t.co/cBYnew2EoB https://t.co/78EvlEPSR4

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Four orphan children from #India tell us about their hopes & dreams for their future. Read their story:… https://t.co/mrid0Qle2X

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RT @WorldVisionLAC: #perufloods: Ten regions in Peru have been declared in emergency. World Vision is in the area helping the children and…

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First faces of famine in Somalia

Wednesday 15, Mar, 2017

Muhammad is severely malnourished. You can see something is wrong the moment you meet him. But it’s quickly confirmed by the World Vision doctors who have set up a mobile heath unit in Muhammad’s community. His weight and arm measurements are dangerously l…

11 things you can do right now to help end violence against children

Thursday 09, Mar, 2017

World Vision’s campaign ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ was named because no one individual, group or organisation can solve this problem alone.

The power of a sewing machine

Wednesday 08, Mar, 2017

Roji, in Bangladesh, turned her family’s life around when she enrolled herself in tailoring training and became the main source of income for her family. Her children are now well fed, clothed and in full time education working towards a positive future. …

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, victims of trafficking and a former child solider.

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 often faced by children in Bangladesh, where 3.2 million children aged 5-17 ar…

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 plants and trees – many people’s only access to food – have succumbed to the sco…

“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. Fortunately, her wedding was cancelled and Meghla is continuing her education.

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World Vision staff distribute aid by canoe to flood victims in Thailand

Wednesday 11, Jan, 2017

Unusually heavy rains caused by low depression and the strong northeast monsoon, have left much of southern Thailand submerged under water forcing aid works to paddle their way to …

Typhoon Nock: World Vision deploys assessment team to worst affected districts as thousands are evacuated

Monday 26, Dec, 2016

World Vision has deployed an assessment team to ten of the most affected districts in the Philippines after a late-season typhoon roared ashore.

Struggle for children who fled Aleppo ‘just beginning’, warn aid workers

Thursday 22, Dec, 2016

A ‘crisis within a crisis’ is unfolding in the countryside outside Aleppo as thousands who fled the city now face increasingly dire conditions.

The mobile game app feeding thousands of child refugees now looks to donate all proceeds to World Vision on #CharityTuesday

Monday 12, Dec, 2016

Makers of the popular mobile gaming app, Bloky Line, which has helped feed over a thousand vulnerable children have now pledged to donate all revenue generated from downloads tomor…

World Vision partners, Wahana Visi Indonesia arrive in Aceh today to assess earthquake damage

Thursday 08, Dec, 2016

102 casualties have been reported form the 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Pide Jaya, Banda Aceh at 05.03 am yesterday. A tsunami hit the province in 2004, however this is the fi…

World Vision laments world leaders’ failure to enact UN resolution on Aleppo

Tuesday 06, Dec, 2016

International children’s charity, World Vision has lamented the failure by world leaders to agree on a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have paved way for a seven-day tr…

9.2 million people require urgent humanitarian support as West African conflict intensifies

Tuesday 29, Nov, 2016

World Vision is urging the international community to respond to the worsening humanitarian crisis caused by fighting in the Lake Chad Basin of West Africa, as latest figures show …

Aleppo: 100,000 children in Aleppo need urgent aid

Tuesday 29, Nov, 2016

World Vision is preparing to distribute much-needed medical supplies in eastern Aleppo, as the city endures another round of heavy fighting. Thousands have fled, with a quarter of …

Catholic priest transforms church into refugee sanctuary, as World Vision scales up support for South Sudan

Friday 18, Nov, 2016

Catholic priest transforms church into refugee sanctuary, as World Vision scales up support for South Sudan

13,000 former child soldiers in the Central African Republic pin their hopes on Brussels conference

Wednesday 16, Nov, 2016

World Vision is urging global leaders meeting in Brussels tomorrow (Thursday, 17 November 2016) to secure the future of thousands of children forced to take up arms on behalf of mi…

Mosul Children Arrive at Camps Terrified | World Vision UK

Wednesday 02, Nov, 2016

World Vision staff say that children are arriving at camps too petrified to speak after fleeing the conflict in the Iraqi city of Mosul. Find out more here.

World Vision works with app developers so that you can play a part in the fight against poverty

Tuesday 01, Nov, 2016

We are partnering with game development studio David and Goliath Games to pioneer a new approach to mobile gaming that empowers gamers to help fight poverty simply by having fun.

World Vision braced for massive wave of families fleeing Mosul

Monday 17, Oct, 2016

World Vision has expressed deep concerns for the welfare and safety of children and families in the Iraqi city of Mosul as fierce fighting began on Monday.

Game of Thrones star and World Vision supporter surprises Syrian refugee in Germany

Friday 14, Oct, 2016

Game of Thrones star Liam Cunningham on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to Hussam, a teenage Syrian refugee, now living in Germany.


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First faces of famine in Somalia

Wednesday 15, Mar, 2017

Muhammad is severely malnourished. You can see something is wrong the moment you meet him. But it’s quickly confirmed by the World Vision doctors who have set up a mobile heath uni…

11 things you can do right now to help end violence against children

Thursday 09, Mar, 2017

World Vision’s campaign ‘It takes a world to end violence against children’ was named because no one individual, group or organisation can solve this problem alone.

The power of a sewing machine

Wednesday 08, Mar, 2017

Roji, in Bangladesh, turned her family’s life around when she enrolled herself in tailoring training and became the main source of income for her family. Her children are now well …

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…

Identity Crisis in the Lake Chad Basin

Tuesday 17, Jan, 2017

With no home, family or jobs refugees in the Sayam Refugee and Displaced People’s Camp in the Lake Chad Basin struggle with their sense of identity. World Vision spoke to three ref…

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.

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