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Coronavirus lockdown: UK children are lonely, scared and stressed, survey finds

One in three UK children between five and 18 years old (36%) have told parents they are lonely since the government shut schools, a survey commissioned by World Vision reveals.

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Thursday 26, Mar, 2020

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Wednesday 25, Mar, 2020

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Funding must translate rapidly into action for Syrian refugees

Thursday 04, Feb, 2016

World Vision UK has welcomed the pledge of more than US$10bn for the Syria Crisis as a significant stride forward to treat the ‘symptoms of the Syria Crisis’.

Children’s lives at stake unless Syria Crisis donors ‘shift up a gear’

Thursday 04, Feb, 2016

World leaders gathering in London today must make a realistic and robust funding pledge.

Cautious welcome for Government's child refugee announcement

Thursday 28, Jan, 2016

Britain's decision to take more unaccompanied child refugees from Syria is honourable but we need more.

Webcam abuse case is ‘tip of the iceberg’, warns World Vision

Tuesday 26, Jan, 2016

Online abuse of vulnerable children overseas is on the rise because of the growing use of webcams, World Vision UK has warned following the sentencing of an offender at the Old Bai…

Sierra Leone is "better equipped" to handle Ebola, says World Vision

Monday 18, Jan, 2016

World Vision’s response teams and ambulance fleet are on standby after Sierra Leone officials confirmed new Ebola case.

Children’s lives at risk unless EU and member states act now

Friday 15, Jan, 2016

Hundreds of thousands more children could die unless EU countries offer better protection to refugees entering Europe, World Vision warns today. The global children's charity says …

Relief as convoys reach besieged Syrian town

Tuesday 12, Jan, 2016

World Vision and other NGOs urged for a complete end to the six-month siege and a guaranteed of aid and humanitarian services.

“Sieges like Madaya hinder our ability to help Syrian refugees”, warns World Vision

Friday 08, Jan, 2016

Sieges like #Madaya remain "one of most critical issues in #Syria hindering our ability to help", warns World Vision.

World Vision joins call for Britain to accept child refugees

Tuesday 05, Jan, 2016

World Vision UK has backed calls for Britain to accept 3,000 unaccompanied children who have fled the Syria Crisis, and are now heading through Europe.

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A lone provider for her family, Shamim's income has stopped since government restrictions to combat coronavirus came in. Now she fears her family will starve.

Coronavirus: How UK parents and communities are helping their kids through the loneliness of lockdown

Friday 03, Apr, 2020

These are the lengths families and communities are going to across the UK and around the world to make sure children feel safe, loved and happy during lockdown.

Coronavirus: A Venezuela family struggles to make a living among the dead

Wednesday 01, Apr, 2020

On top of Venezuela's economic crisis, vulnerable children like Luigi and his brother face the threat of COVID-19, as their father struggles to make ends meet.

Coronavirus: Children in South Sudan learn handwashing to keep themselves safe

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World Vision is working with children in South Sudan, teaching them how to wash their hands properly during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: How to talk to kids about crises

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The World Vision team’s best tips for talking to your kids about coronavirus, and other natural disasters and emergencies in the news

Coronavirus: Plans for a unique humanitarian response

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