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#UniversalChildrensDay: Kids' voices must be at the heart of efforts to end violence

By Carey Lodge Monday 20, Nov, 2017

Now, more than ever, is the time for leaders to start taking the most vulnerable children in the world more seriously, says international children's charity World Vision.

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Ending Child Marriage

Sunday 19, Nov, 2017

Hi there. My name is Fatou. I’m 17 and I’ve just received my A levels!! I live in a the western part of Senegal. Thanks to one of my teachers in school, M. Senghor, I have been working with and supporting World Vision for about 4 years now. I am a peer edu…

Threading success: Refugee youth reaping rewards from life skills training

Friday 10, Nov, 2017

Lillias is among a group of six young refugee women who learned to create brightly coloured beaded handbags, purses, necklaces, earrings and bangles. Within a few weeks, Lillias learned to quickly hook beads onto plastic strings and then hinge them togethe…

Pascal's Story

Sunday 05, Nov, 2017

The little boy in the worn button-down decorated with cartoon characters seems small for his age, and incredibly serious. Unlike any other child I’ve met in the Kasais, he speaks to me in perfect French.   Originally from Tshikapa, in Kasai Province to t…

A Christian alternative to Halloween

Saturday 28, Oct, 2017

World Vision UK’s new Halloween initiative, Pumpkin Heroes, wants to take you and your children on an exciting adventure.

Too Young

Thursday 12, Oct, 2017

In the recent crisis, caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, over 500,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh, more than half are women and children.  An estimated one in five are pregnant or breastfeeding women. Another one i…

In Bangladesh's refugee camps, childhoods are being lost

Thursday 05, Oct, 2017

Somsida is only 11 years old, but already she's seen and experienced far too much.

Life In The Midst Of Unrest

Monday 02, Oct, 2017

Arfa fled with her family when violence erupted in Myanmar. The newborn had not been named; 19 days is all that had passed from the time his mother bundled him up, ready to cross the border into Bangladesh, but it seemed like an eternity.

Eva’s Story

Sunday 01, Oct, 2017

A South Sudanese refugee explains how she is making a life for herself (and her sisters) in Uganda...

Bake Off - Ugandan style, with Selasi

Tuesday 26, Sep, 2017

Over 1 million refugees now live in Uganda having fled from the civil war raging in South Sudan. World Vision works with the World Food Programme to provide meals to exhausted refugees who have just made it across the border into northern Uganda, and also …

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World Vision steps up response in wake of Mexico earthquake

Thursday 21, Sep, 2017

World Vision has distributed three tons of food to desperate children and their families in the wake of Mexico’s massive earthquake.

Thousands of children in desperate need following devastating Mexico earthquake

Wednesday 20, Sep, 2017

Thousands of children desperately need a safe place to shelter before nightfall, World Vision said today, following a devastating earthquake in Mexico that has killed more than 200…

World Vision mobilises to rescue children traumatised by the Mexico City earthquake

Wednesday 20, Sep, 2017

Mexico City earthquake: World Vision mobilises to rescue children

GBBO star Selasi launches Share A Meal for World Vision UK

Monday 18, Sep, 2017

World Vision, the world’s largest international children’s charity, has launched a new £200,000 fundraising appeal – Share A Meal – with the support of former Great British Bake-Of…

World Vision delivers aid to families hit by Mexican earthquake

Friday 15, Sep, 2017

Mexico earthquake: World Vision supports children and families in worst affected area

Myanmar crisis: Jerome Flynn joins us in condemning violence affecting thousands of children

Thursday 14, Sep, 2017

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn has joined World Vision UK in strongly condemning the outbreak of horrific violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Hurricane Irma: Thousands of Haitians still in shelters

Wednesday 13, Sep, 2017

Over 3,000 people in Haiti are still in shelters according to World Vision emergency response teams.

Mexico quake: World Vision readies to respond following strongest earthquake in a century

Friday 08, Sep, 2017

As Friday drew on, the full extent of the earthquake damage in southern Mexico has been revealed with at least 32 people dead.

World Vision issues red alert for Hurricane Irma

Wednesday 06, Sep, 2017

Global children’s charity World Vision is scrambling emergency relief in Haiti and the Dominican Republic before Hurricane Irma

Monsoon floods: World Vision warns of spike in child malnutrition

Friday 01, Sep, 2017

World Vision warns of spike in malnutrition as Bangladesh, India and Nepal grapple with worst monsoon rains in 20 years

Bristol man runs 200 half-marathons for Syrian refugees

Thursday 24, Aug, 2017

World Vision ambassador, Graham Grout, has finished his super-human challenge of 200 half marathons in just over 200 days.

Increase in heat-related illness for Iraqi children in camps outside Mosul

Friday 18, Aug, 2017

Mosul: summer temperatures cause increase in heat-related illness for displaced Iraqis

Sierra Leone mudslide: World Vision distributes 4,000,000 water purification tablets

Thursday 17, Aug, 2017

World Vision supports survivors of tragic mudslide in Sierra Leone

Over 1,000,000 South Sudanese refugees now in Uganda

Thursday 17, Aug, 2017

Charity fears that South Sudanese refugee children who have fled to Uganda may return home to fight.

Sierra Leone mudslide: World Vision targets children in rescue effort

Tuesday 15, Aug, 2017

More than 300 people have been killed and hundreds more are still missing after torrential rains on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown


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Ending Child Marriage

Sunday 19, Nov, 2017

Hi there. My name is Fatou. I’m 17 and I’ve just received my A levels!! I live in a the western part of Senegal. Thanks to one of my teachers in school, M. Senghor, I have been wor…

Threading success: Refugee youth reaping rewards from life skills training

Friday 10, Nov, 2017

Lillias is among a group of six young refugee women who learned to create brightly coloured beaded handbags, purses, necklaces, earrings and bangles. Within a few weeks, Lillias le…

Pascal's Story

Sunday 05, Nov, 2017

The little boy in the worn button-down decorated with cartoon characters seems small for his age, and incredibly serious. Unlike any other child I’ve met in the Kasais, he speaks t…

A Christian alternative to Halloween

Saturday 28, Oct, 2017

World Vision UK’s new Halloween initiative, Pumpkin Heroes, wants to take you and your children on an exciting adventure.

Too Young

Thursday 12, Oct, 2017

In the recent crisis, caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, over 500,000 people have crossed the border into Bangladesh, more than half are women and children. …

In Bangladesh's refugee camps, childhoods are being lost

Thursday 05, Oct, 2017

Somsida is only 11 years old, but already she's seen and experienced far too much.

Life In The Midst Of Unrest

Monday 02, Oct, 2017

Arfa fled with her family when violence erupted in Myanmar. The newborn had not been named; 19 days is all that had passed from the time his mother bundled him up, ready to cross t…

Eva’s Story

Sunday 01, Oct, 2017

A South Sudanese refugee explains how she is making a life for herself (and her sisters) in Uganda...

Bake Off - Ugandan style, with Selasi

Tuesday 26, Sep, 2017

Over 1 million refugees now live in Uganda having fled from the civil war raging in South Sudan. World Vision works with the World Food Programme to provide meals to exhausted refu…

Lives fractured by the floods: India’s monsoon survivors

Tuesday 19, Sep, 2017

First hand accounts of India's monsoon response

Sharing seeds, sparking connection

Friday 08, Sep, 2017

We all start off as strangers. It’s random connections or, perhaps, a higher power that brings people together. With some, we connect and build bonds. We nurture family relationsh…

Sponsorship brings Uttam friendship and hope

Thursday 07, Sep, 2017

Our Children’s Communications Officer, Lauren Vail, travelled to India and had the great privilege of meeting Uttam, a World Vision sponsored child.

Clinics provide life-saving healthcare for children fleeing ISIL

Sunday 03, Sep, 2017

For thousands of children and adults in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, accessing healthcare is a daily challenge. After years of conflict and severe economic recession, the health s…

Dead bodies and bombs haunt Iraq’s children

Saturday 26, Aug, 2017

Sacha Myers, World Vision International Communications Specialist, recently visited a refugee camp in Iraq where she met Mahmood and his mother Suham.

Humanitarian Heroes

Saturday 19, Aug, 2017

Today on World Humanitarian Day, let us celebrate the inspiring stories of our humanitarian heroes.

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