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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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Staggering number of unaccompanied South Sudanese child refugees in Uganda

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.

World Vision UK backs Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Thursday 04, May, 2017

World Vision UK is backing a global prayer day aimed at mobilising millions of Christians to act to prevent the mass starvation of children and their communities in Somalia, South …

Luxury Bridal Show says ‘Yes to the Dress’ and no to child brides

Tuesday 02, May, 2017

Every 7 seconds, a girl under 15 years of age is forced into marriage. That’s why Terri Chan, the founder of bridal wear brand Les Trois Soeurs, is donating to World Vision UK.

World Vision joins NGOs in support of 0.7% UK foreign aid commitments

Friday 21, Apr, 2017

The UK’s leading NGOs are calling on all major political parties to honour the nation’s legal promise to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid, and extend the UKs leadership i…

World Vision UK honoured at prestigious Revo Opal Awards

Monday 10, Apr, 2017

World Vision UK’s innovative installation ‘Journey of Hope’ has won Highly Commended at the prestigious Revo Opal Awards in London.

Brussels Conference: World Vision welcomes progress, but urges protection for Syrian children

Thursday 06, Apr, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today urged for concrete action to protect Syria’s children following a major international conference with world leaders in Bruss…

Brussels Conference: World Vision warns children are fighting the war in Syria

Tuesday 04, Apr, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that the recruitment of children into militia is rising in war-torn Syria.

DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal raises £40 million

Wednesday 29, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK has today welcomed the £40 million raised by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for East Africa.

Drought and conflict in South Sudan fuelling the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis

Friday 24, Mar, 2017

International Children’s charity World Vision UK, is today warning of the soaring refugee crisis as drought and conflict in South Sudan force people to flee to neighbouring Uganda.

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.

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11-year-old Emmanuel wants to be the president of South Sudan. The reason, he tells me, is “to bring peace to my country.”

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Children re-create war scenes in their first art class since fleeing Mosul

Tuesday 15, Nov, 2016

Since 17 October thousands of children have been displaced in northern Iraq as a result of military operations to retake the city of Mosul from ISIL.

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A night of hope - the fundraiser’s guide to #carveaheart

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Carrying the burden | Syrian refugee seeks safety in Lebanon; now trapped in child labour

Friday 28, Oct, 2016

Khalid fled the Syrian conflict, only to become trapped in child labour in Lebanon. How can you help Syria’s child refugees feel safe again?

The Carve a Heart tour is back for 2016!

Monday 24, Oct, 2016

We are more excited than ever for this year’s annual #carveaheart campaign!

Susan’s secret history | The legacy of sexual violence in Uganda’s conflict

Tuesday 18, Oct, 2016

Susan’s story: Daily hardship hides a terrible secret history that even she doesn’t know – it starts with sexual violence in Uganda’s conflict.

Mary's night of fear turns to peace | A child’s story from South Sudan to Ugandan refugee camp

Wednesday 12, Oct, 2016

Mary tells her courageous story of fleeing South Sudan’s violent conflict. And how World Vision’s helping her to have hope for the future.


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