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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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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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Tribute to MP Jo Cox

Friday 17, Jun, 2016

World Vision has paid tribute to MP Jo Cox. Charles Badenoch, Vice President, Advocacy and Justice for Children at World Vision International, said: “Jo was a shining advocate for …

Parliament SDG reports: World Vision calls for the UK government to put greater focus on needs of the children

Wednesday 08, Jun, 2016

World Vision UK has lamented the government’s lack of focus on children’s issues and has called for the UK to produce a strategic cross-government plan that outlines a clear path t…

"A positive step forward," says World Vision post-World Humanitarian Summit

Wednesday 25, May, 2016

World Vision was pleased with the level of participation and commitments to its core priorities.

Innovative technology and tools the key to revolutionising humanitarian responses

Tuesday 24, May, 2016

A coordinated approach is urgently needed when it comes to technologies, tools and models in humanitarian innovation, says World Vision.

Grand Bargain helps move humanitarian system away from one-system-fits-all approach

Monday 23, May, 2016

The humanitarian system must move away from a centralised, one-system-fits-all approach.

“Sustainable Development Goals impossible to attain without funding revolution,” warns World Vision UK

Thursday 19, May, 2016

Aid agency World Vision UK warns that an increasingly fragile and unstable world could put the global sustainable development goals at risk unless a new funding approach is establi…

Reaction: Anti-corruption summit pays little attention to concerns of civil society

Friday 13, May, 2016

International children’s charity World Vision UK has welcomed the anti-corruption summit’s commitments but questioned its focus.

Anti-Corruption summit should go beyond lip service and provide room for civil society to function in the most affected countries

Wednesday 11, May, 2016

International children’s charity World Vision UK has urged global leaders meeting in London for the 2016 anti-corruption summit to provide room for civilians and aid agencies to fu…

World Vision UK urges local councils to house lone child refugees

Monday 09, May, 2016

International children’s charity World Vision UK is urging local councils across the UK to ‘pull out all the stops’ in finding homes for unaccompanied refugee children from Europe.…

Refugee Crisis: UK "cannot turn a blind eye"

Wednesday 04, May, 2016

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions, David has re-iterated his position that the UK should not be encouraging refugees to make dangerous journeys to Britain by taking in lon…

South Sudan urged to hold onto peace or risk losing another generation to war

Thursday 28, Apr, 2016

As South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar returns to country’s capital Juba for the first time since a civil war erupted more than two years ago, World Vision has warned that …

One year after the Nepal earthquake children still feel frightened

Tuesday 26, Apr, 2016

Alongside concerns over living conditions and access to a safe and supportive education, children express feelings of fear and trauma that - if not dealt with - could affect their …

Building back better one year since Nepal quake

Monday 25, Apr, 2016

World Vision continues to work alongside families devastated by the Nepal quake which struck one year ago today, ensuring children remain safe and can look to the future.

Prestigious award for interactive fundraising experience

Friday 22, Apr, 2016

World Vision has received a coveted award for its groundbreaking interactive charity experience at UK shopping centres, with judges hailing the display as a “wonderful, emotive cre…

UK child refugee announcement ‘step in right direction’

Thursday 21, Apr, 2016

World Vision UK welcomes today’s announcement that 3,000 more refugee children will come to Britain from the Syria region, particularly vulnerable children threatened with child la…


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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

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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

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How to achieve all New Year's resolutions in one simple move. Feel great, help others, form positive relationships and sponsor a child today.

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