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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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Southern African countries declare "regional disaster" as new report warns of increase in cases of sexual violence

Tuesday 26, Jul, 2016

World Vision UK has today called for urgent funds to help support countries in Southern Africa as millions face food shortages due to a massive El Niño-induced drought.

Bold plan to halt child marriage in jeopardy, warns new report

Friday 22, Jul, 2016

World Vision is urging the new International Development Secretary Priti Patel to take a lead in ramping up action to eradicate child marriages by 2030.

Children out of school and at work as hunger deepens in Southern Africa, finds report

Tuesday 19, Jul, 2016

El Niño is having a devastating impact on children in the Southern Africa region, forcing many into early marriage, child labour and dropping out of school, reveals a report by th…

Statement in response to the announcement of new DFID Minister

Thursday 14, Jul, 2016

World Vision reaction to the new DFID Minister, urging Ms Patel to not abandon the 0.7% aid commitment.

South Sudan: World Vision calls for protection of children as tens of thousands displaced by intense fighting

Wednesday 13, Jul, 2016

The fighting that erupted in South Sudan over the past five days has displaced an estimated 36,000 people, many of them are children.

World Vision joins new drive to end violence against children

Tuesday 12, Jul, 2016

World Vision today joins a new partnership to end violence against children across the world, backed by British Government funding to tackle online sexual exploitation.

New PM must continue Britain's proud legacy of global leadership for children

Tuesday 12, Jul, 2016

World Vision urges the new Prime Minister to continue the UK's proud legacy of global leadership for children.

Statement in response to the escalating violence in South Sudan

Monday 11, Jul, 2016

Heavy fighting is rocking the capital, Juba, following a flare-up in escalating violence that coincided with world's newest nation marking its fifth year of independence.

South Sudan’s independence anniversary marred by fresh fighting

Friday 08, Jul, 2016

World Vision staff are hunkered down in the Juba headquarters following an outbreak of armed fighting within the capital. At one stage shooting took place in the streets outside th…

World Vision garden wins gold medal at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Tuesday 05, Jul, 2016

World Vision UK’s garden at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (HCPFS) has won the coveted gold medal today.

World Vision responds to severe flooding in China

Tuesday 05, Jul, 2016

World Vision teams in China are distributing relief items to areas battered by continuous rainstorms and severe flooding, as more than 200 rivers in the country reach critical leve…

World Vision leads the way in Ebola crisis

Wednesday 29, Jun, 2016

World Vision has supported more than 1.5million people whose lives were devastated by the Ebola virus, the charity’s latest Impact Report reveals today.

Reaction to Brexit vote

Friday 24, Jun, 2016

Responding to news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, Tim Pilkington, Chief Executive of World Vision UK, said: "Following a divisive campaign, we need to re…

Jailing of warlord “victory in battle to end impunity”

Tuesday 21, Jun, 2016

The International Criminal Court announced today that Jean-Pierre Bemba, an ex-rebel leader from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has been jailed for 18 years following his …

World Refugee Day: Africa reels under refugee crisis as World Vision warns that closure of Dadaab camp will trigger new migrants wave

Monday 20, Jun, 2016

Shutting the world’s largest refugee camp could unleash a new wave of human migration across North Africa and Europe, according to World Vision UK.


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First faces of famine in Somalia

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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

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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