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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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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.

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.


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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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