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Staggering number of unaccompanied South Sudanese child refugees in Uganda

By Carey Lodge 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.

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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 business growing and selling coffee. His coffee is now sold in three communities in…

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 peanuts per day. In the camp, they were served their first hot meal in a long time…

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, he wondered if he’d ever return.

Case study: Borehole brings hope to schoolchildren

Tuesday 02, May, 2017

As experts in water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies, we're drilling and restoring boreholes, building emergency latrines, distributing soap, hand wash kits and organising hygiene sessions with children. We’ve drilled two boreholes in Chad and two in…

Keeping children in school – and fed in South Sudan!

Friday 28, Apr, 2017

Over 800 children currently attend Rumathoi school, located in the Northern South Sudan and while they are quite during their first few classes, they get all the more excited about lunch break. World Vision makes sure children like Thor are fed here every …

Sky Diving for South Sudan

Thursday 27, Apr, 2017

It was a very memorable day, and not a standard Wednesday morning. I was strapped to a guy’s lap circling above the clouds, 13,000 feet in the air. Feeling weirdly calm, I looked out the window and imagined that the white canvas beneath me was merely a she…

Nepal’s young disaster managers

Sunday 23, Apr, 2017

In the case of an earthquake, Swosthani, 14, from Nepal and her classmates know what to do. She is no longer afraid and has joined a World Vision school club that ensures children in the community are safe.

Tools for school - vital materials for children affected by Child Labour in Afghanistan

Wednesday 19, Apr, 2017

Growing up with a father addicted to drugs, Negina, 12, from Afghanistan, was forced to work alongside her mother from sunrise to sunset to provide for her five younger siblings.

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Families shelter from Typhoon Bopha

Tuesday 04, Dec, 2012

World Vision teams in the Philippines are helping determine the extent of the damage caused by Typhoon Bopha’s furious winds, flashfloods and landslides.

Military uncertainty in Democratic Republic of Congo brings growing humanitarian crisis

Thursday 29, Nov, 2012

As signs appear that M23 forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have started withdrawing from two towns captured from government troops, World Vision is calling for interna…

World Vision welcomes Gaza ceasefire, but warns of looming humanitarian crisis

Thursday 22, Nov, 2012

JERUSALEM – World Vision welcomes the ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians. We call on all parties to respect the cease fire agreements and to work toward a lasting, just an…

Recruitment of child soldiers in DRC likely to increase as violence mounts, warns World Vision

Tuesday 20, Nov, 2012

20 November, Gisenye – Hundreds of thousands of children caught up in erupting violence in eastern DRC are at risk of being forcibly recruited into armed groups, said World Vision.

World Vision warns of mounting humanitarian crisis as violence escalates in the DR Congo

Monday 19, Nov, 2012

Fresh fighting as rebel forces advance from the north towards Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, has prompted 70,000 civilians to move from one camp to another camp located …

Worse than bullets

Thursday 15, Nov, 2012

Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo are two of the most dangerous places in the world, with regular violent clashes between armed factions who are fighting for control of t…

India Development Progress Risked by Premature UK Aid Withdrawal

Friday 09, Nov, 2012

World Vision calls for aid to be phased out over longer period

World Vision Assessment Teams Reach Out to Victims in Superstorm Sandy’s Aftermath

Friday 02, Nov, 2012

Relief supplies arrive as second South Bronx site opens

Hurricane Sandy destroys World Vision Relief Supplies

Wednesday 31, Oct, 2012

Disaster Response Teams face unexpected challenges

Vulnerable children must be considered as military action proceeds in Mali

Tuesday 23, Oct, 2012

BAMAKO, Mali 19 October 2012 -- Any conversations about military intervention in Mali must begin with consideration for the most vulnerable groups, particularly children, who are a…

Justine Greening Speaks on Future of International Aid at Conservative Conference

Tuesday 09, Oct, 2012

Defending aid should not be hard sell for new Development Secretary

World Vision backs call to put children first

Monday 01, Oct, 2012

World Vision welcomes Labour’s re-affirmation that it backs creating a new law to uphold a decades-old pledge that 0.7% of Britain’s Gross National Income is spent on aid.

UK pledge to tackle sexual violence in armed conflict

Wednesday 26, Sep, 2012

A £1million pledge by the UK Government to help the UN tackle sexual violence in conflict must focus on helping child survivors to rebuild their lives, aid agency World Vision said…

Lasting peace in DRC only possible if region’s governments step up, says aid agency

Friday 21, Sep, 2012

Leaders around the world must support peace talks in East Africa, and peacebuilding at the community level, to address the ongoing nightmare facing thousands of children in the Dem…

Failure to tackle malnutrition puts millions of children at risk

Friday 21, Sep, 2012

World Vision and Save the Children are calling for political promises to be urgently translated into action to avert the deaths of millions of undernourished children, 2.3 million …


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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…

Case study: Borehole brings hope to schoolchildren

Tuesday 02, May, 2017

As experts in water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies, we're drilling and restoring boreholes, building emergency latrines, distributing soap, hand wash kits and organising hy…

Keeping children in school – and fed in South Sudan!

Friday 28, Apr, 2017

Over 800 children currently attend Rumathoi school, located in the Northern South Sudan and while they are quite during their first few classes, they get all the more excited about…

Sky Diving for South Sudan

Thursday 27, Apr, 2017

It was a very memorable day, and not a standard Wednesday morning. I was strapped to a guy’s lap circling above the clouds, 13,000 feet in the air. Feeling weirdly calm, I looked o…

Nepal’s young disaster managers

Sunday 23, Apr, 2017

In the case of an earthquake, Swosthani, 14, from Nepal and her classmates know what to do. She is no longer afraid and has joined a World Vision school club that ensures children …

Tools for school - vital materials for children affected by Child Labour in Afghanistan

Wednesday 19, Apr, 2017

Growing up with a father addicted to drugs, Negina, 12, from Afghanistan, was forced to work alongside her mother from sunrise to sunset to provide for her five younger siblings.

From Hunger to Chef Dreams

Thursday 13, Apr, 2017

9-year-old Rosemary doesn’t know the hardship her family used to face. She knows only the good times. Since the arrival of goats from World Vision’s Must Have Gift’s catalogue, Ros…

A $4 meal for a taste of home

Thursday 06, Apr, 2017

For Mayssa, a Syrian mother displaced by conflict, the $4 dollars she rations for each meal is enough to give her three children a little taste of home. What would you be able to m…

What Our Kids Need: Blogger Stories

Tuesday 04, Apr, 2017

At the start of the year we asked to bloggers write about what their children last needed and what this meant to them. We were delighted with the inspirational posts that came bac…

Caring for children in conflict: Child's play

Monday 03, Apr, 2017

All children love to play, whether at home or away. Children in the Lake Chad Basin are no different.

Fighting tuberculosis in drought-stricken Somalia

Friday 24, Mar, 2017

While Somalia is struggling with an on-setting famine, the country is, at the same time, fighting another silent killer: Tuberculosis. 8-year-old Molit and his brother Ali are bein…

The hopes and dreams of four orphaned children in India

Thursday 23, Mar, 2017

We spoke to four orphaned children in India, currently hoping to be sponsored, to hear their hopes and dreams for the future. Read their stories.

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