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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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Wednesday 01, Mar, 2017

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World Vision provides life-saving intervention as Somalia is on the brink of famine

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World Vision UK welcomes Government £10m in matched funding as DEC appeal reaches £24m

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 c…

World Vision joins faith-based NGOs in support of DEC East Africa appeal

Friday 17, Mar, 2017

World Vision - alongside faith-based NGO’s: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund – called on faith communities across the UK to support the Disasters Emergency Committ…

World Vision UK joins the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal to end famine in East Africa

Thursday 16, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK joins multi-agency fundraising appeal to help millions on the brink of starvation in East Africa.

Survivor of rape in conflict praises Angelina Jolie and UK government

Thursday 16, Mar, 2017

Angela Atim of Watye ki Gen meets Angelina Jolie at UK government to support survivors of sexual violence in conflict.

World Vision UK launches East Africa Crisis appeal

Friday 10, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK is today launching the East Africa Crisis appeal to help meet the needs of 2.2 million of the most vulnerable children and families in the region.

Chine McDonald appointed to new World Vision UK church role

Thursday 02, Mar, 2017

Chine McDonald appointed to new World Vision UK church role as part of the charities new strategy to reconnect with the Church.

Partnering with Microsoft & Facebook to bridge education gap and teach Syrian child refugees using digital technology

Friday 24, Feb, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision is partnering with Microsoft, Google, Cisco Facebook; and other tech companies to host the #EdTech summit (01-02 March) which aims to …

Urgent action needed to save hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children from famine in South Sudan

Tuesday 21, Feb, 2017

As a state of famine is declared in parts of South Sudan, international children’s charity World Vision warns that aid urgently needs to reach hundreds of thousands of vulnerable c…

Lake Chad Basin's forgotten children: Urgent action required to save lives as conflict drives hunger and exploitation

Tuesday 21, Feb, 2017

World Vision is urging international donors attending the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region to take swift and sustained action to help end the suffer…

World Vision prepares to scale up work as western Mosul offensive begins

Monday 20, Feb, 2017

World Vision is poised to support children and their families expected to flee western Mosul, as a military offensive to re-take the second half of the city gains pace.

World Vision’s emergency teams on standby as fierce cyclone hits Mozambique and threatens floods across Southern Africa

Thursday 16, Feb, 2017

World Vision, has warned that tropical cyclone Dineo which hit the shores of Mozambique on Wednesday evening will further exacerbate the food crisis situation across Southern Afric…

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Monday 06, Feb, 2017

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World Vision Gaza statement

Thursday 02, Feb, 2017

Today, Mohammad El Halabi, World Vision staff member, pled not guilty to all charges made against him.

Somalia: Looming famine exacerbates TB epidemic as 5 million face starvation

Friday 20, Jan, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today issued a stark warning that hundreds of thousands of children in Somalia are facing a health crisis and starvation as a resu…

World Vision backs Pope’s message ahead of World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Saturday 14, Jan, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision UK has echoed the Pope’s call for world leaders to accept more child refugees fleeing conflicts and persecution across the world.

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