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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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Wednesday 08, Apr, 2020

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Tim Pilkington to step down as World Vision UK CEO

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

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