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Beirut explosion: World Vision UK launches appeal following devastating blast

Children’s charity World Vision UK has launched an appeal to bring urgent relief to thousands of people affected by the devastating explosion in Beirut.

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Friday 24, Jul, 2020

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Wednesday 15, Jul, 2020

12-year-old refugee Priscillia, in the DRC, is trying to protect her friends and family from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday 08, Jul, 2020

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Tuesday 23, Jun, 2020

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Thursday 16, Apr, 2020

International aid agency World Vision has launched a £64m aid plan to help millions of the world’s most vulnerable people defeat coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Lives of 30 million children in danger from secondary effects

Wednesday 08, Apr, 2020

Thirty million children’s lives are in danger because of the secondary impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from World Vision warns.

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

Friday 03, Apr, 2020

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.

Coronavirus: World Vision welcomes UN’s global response plan

Wednesday 25, Mar, 2020

World Vision welcomes the UN’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response plan, launched today (March 25).

Coronavirus: World Vision urges UK churches to unite for National Day of Prayer and Action

Wednesday 18, Mar, 2020

World Vision UK is urging churches across the country to unite for a National Day of Prayer and Action in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: World must unite to focus on the most vulnerable as pandemic declared

Wednesday 11, Mar, 2020

A united global effort is needed to help prevent COVID-19 from having a massive destructive impact on the lives of child refugees, migrants and the very poor, warns aid agency, Wor…

Coronavirus: World Vision urges UK government to reveal aid plans for possible global outbreak

Friday 06, Mar, 2020

World Vision warns that coronavirus could travel through poorer regions of the world which lack strong health structures to contain it.

New analysis reveals scale of destruction and displacement in Idlib

Wednesday 04, Mar, 2020

New satellite imagery and analysis by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Save the Children and World Vision show how children are experiencing unbearable suffering.

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As hostilities continue to escalate in northwest Syria, eight aid agencies are today making an urgent call for an immediate ceasefire.

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World Vision joins 2,000 campaigners demanding world leaders tackle the emergency facing people and planet

Thursday 30, Jan, 2020

In a dramatic act of global unity, 2000 campaigners and public figures from over 140 countries are backing an open letter signed by 20 world-leading activists.

Tim Pilkington to step down as World Vision UK CEO

Monday 27, Jan, 2020

Tim Pilkington is to step down as World Vision UK CEO on 1 March after five years at the helm of the charity.

World Vision UK hosts Milton Keynes hustings to highlight global impact of aid

Thursday 28, Nov, 2019

International children’s charity World Vision UK hosted a general election hustings event open to all electoral candidates for Milton Keynes North.

World Vision statement on Ebola aid workers killed in DRC

Thursday 28, Nov, 2019

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A sudden surge in violence in the DRC has forced aid agencies to suspend work, putting lives at risk as the fight against Ebola and measles is undermined.


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