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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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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 scales up plans to set up protection centres for children in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Friday 14, Oct, 2016

International children’s charity World Vision is scaling up efforts to establish safe spaces to help children come to terms with loss in hurricane-ravaged Haiti.

World Vision launches Haiti Hurricane Appeal as storm leaves over four million children at risk and 300 dead

Friday 07, Oct, 2016

World Vision launches Haiti Hurricane Appeal as storm leaves over four million children at risk and 300 dead

Hurricane Matthew - World Vision prepares for impact

Tuesday 04, Oct, 2016

While powerful Hurricane Matthew bore down on the island of Haiti, World Vision was preparing to help those whose lives may be affected.

Sierra Leone: UK must commit existing funds to child protection as cases of sex abuse rise

Thursday 22, Sep, 2016

Sierra Leone: World Vision urges UK government to commit funds to child protection as cases of sexual abuse rise

World Vision calls the attack a turning point in the war and says ceasefire has achieved nothing

Tuesday 20, Sep, 2016

World Vision has expressed shock at an airstrike that hit an aid convoy in Syria, reportedly leaving 12 dead. The UN says 18 trucks were hit on their way to deliver aid to 78,000 p…

Truck with 3D image of child refugees brings stark reality of crisis to London

Monday 19, Sep, 2016

A truck bearing a 3D image of asylum-seeking children, will this morning (Monday 19 September 2016), drive across London to highlight the strife and challenges that child refugees …

Statement in response to the announcement of new FGM figures in the UK

Thursday 15, Sep, 2016

Aid charity World Vision UK today called for a global political and legal concerted approach at tackling the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), following the latest figures

World Vision UK hosts local sponsors for children in Niger

Wednesday 31, Aug, 2016

World Vision yesterday hosted six Milton Keynes residents who sponsor children in Niger to discuss the charity’s work in the drought-stricken West African country.

World Vision responds as earthquakes strike Myanmar and Italy

Thursday 25, Aug, 2016

World Vision responds as earthquakes strike Myanmar and Italy killing scores of people.

Iconic image represents 'grim reality' of Syria Crisis

Thursday 18, Aug, 2016

World Vision reacts to the heartbreaking image of five-year-old Omran being pulled from rubble in Aleppo.

World Vision International CEO issues statement on arrest of Gaza official

Tuesday 09, Aug, 2016

Statement by Kevin Jenkins, President and CEO of World Vision International, on Mohammad El Halabi's arrest.

Statement on World Vision's Staff Arrest

Thursday 04, Aug, 2016

On June 15th, 2016, Mohammad El Halabi, the manager of operations for World Vision in Gaza, was arrested on his way home from routine meetings.

Russia/Syria plan for humanitarian corridors 'deeply flawed'

Wednesday 03, Aug, 2016

World Vision today joins a global push for a two-day 'humanitarian pause' in the battle for Aleppo. In all, 34 international bodies are calling for a 48 hour cease-fire that would …

World Vision calls for more political commitment and funds to end global hunger at Rio summit

Wednesday 03, Aug, 2016

The international aid charity, World Vision warns that three million children will die every year unless governments take far-reaching action to prevent malnutrition.

Goodwood festival comes fashionably to life as event puts World Vision project on spotlight

Wednesday 27, Jul, 2016

One of the most exciting and glamorous days on the horse racing calendar, is now just a day away.


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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

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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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