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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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Beirut’s children describe deadly blast

Thursday 06, Aug, 2020

First-hand accounts of Beirut's explosion, from the children who live there. Plus, how you can help them today.

Thirsty for change

Tuesday 04, Aug, 2020

In 2020, handwashing is more important than ever. This August, we can bring vital clean water to children like Ireen.

Young fundraisers help children in pandemic and poverty

Friday 31, Jul, 2020

A celebration of children across the UK who've been inspired to fundraise for more vulnerable children during the global pandemic.

Coronavirus in South Sudan: fragile life under pressure

Friday 24, Jul, 2020

From genocide to pandemic: World Vision South Sudan's Emilienne Cyuzuzo is helping vulnerable families facing COVID-19.

12-year-old fights COVID-19 in refugee camp

Wednesday 15, Jul, 2020

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

5 recipes from around the world

Wednesday 08, Jul, 2020

Bored of banana bread? If you’re looking for some foodie inspiration join World Vision child sponsor Rhiannon Tuntevski on a culinary journey.

Being together, apart

Wednesday 01, Jul, 2020

World Vision UK's Nina Castree explores ways to keep connected with those outside our "bubbles".

How to keep going in a crisis within a crisis

Tuesday 23, Jun, 2020

Joy’s worked through four emergencies in seven months. How does she keep going as a frontliner and help the most vulnerable children in the Philippines?

No ordinary hero: Grandmother Ahlam protects Syrian refugee children 

Tuesday 16, Jun, 2020

Grandmother Ahlam fled her home in Syria. Now she protects Syrian refugee children

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Coronavirus: World Vision launches £64m global response

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.

Hundreds of thousands in northwest Syria caught in humanitarian catastrophe, aid agencies warn

Wednesday 05, Feb, 2020

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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Monday 03, Feb, 2020

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

"We are desperately sad to hear reports of the deaths of a number of Ebola aid workers who were killed in the line of duty – giving their lives to help vulnerable communities in ea…

Aid agencies evacuate Ebola and measles hotspots as violence flares in DRC

Monday 25, Nov, 2019

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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From refugee to award-winning aid-worker: My journey as a woman in conflict zones

Monday 18, Mar, 2019

Christine Ngbaazande from Yambio has been awarded a coveted humanitarian honour at the Bond International Development Awards in London.

International Women's Day: How incredible women inspire me as an aid worker

Friday 08, Mar, 2019

I know from experience that this resilient spirit is intrinsic in women all over the world, even in the most challenging of environments.

Red Hand Day: World Vision youth campaigners urge UK Government to act

Friday 08, Feb, 2019

On 12th February – Red Hand Day, the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers – five young people from the UK who were involved in the project will meet their MPs in Pa…

Ending child labour - for good

Sunday 02, Dec, 2018

The £12.5 million announced by the UK Government today for ending the worst forms of child labour is really good news for some of the world’s most vulnerable children.

What children and young people think about child soldiers

Monday 19, Nov, 2018

World Vision UK wants to give young people who are not directly affected by armed conflict a space to express themselves and stand with the most disadvantaged children.

No Peace Without Children

Monday 05, Nov, 2018

The future of children in the Central African Republic, from which I have just returned, is uncertain at best. They are forgotten casualties of a forgotten armed conflict.

Indonesia tsunami: The children who have lost everything

Wednesday 10, Oct, 2018

Ten-year-old Olivia lost everything she owned during the Indonesia earthquake and tsunami - including her favourite toy.

Indonesia tsunami: Aid worker's diary of desperation and hope

Friday 05, Oct, 2018

"Living in a disaster-prone country like Indonesia, I’m not a stranger to scenes of grief, but the devastation brought by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Palu was unbearable t…

Back to school: From binding books to reading them

Thursday 30, Aug, 2018

Day in and day out, 12-year-old Mohsin would work 10-hour shifts hauling around huge piles of books, desperate to know what was written inside of them.

Tania's story: Head of the family but still a child

Wednesday 29, Aug, 2018

Instead of going to school, Tania spent many of her days peeling piles of icy shrimp - squatting for eight-hour shifts at a local fish depot.

Child sponsorship in Albania: Flavio and Amy's story

Saturday 21, Jul, 2018

After two years of sponsoring and exchanging letters with Flavio, now 11 years old, in Albania, Amy decided to meet him and his family for the first time.

Advocating for a world where no girls are victims of child marriage

Tuesday 26, Jun, 2018

Meghla escaped child marriage when she was 13 and has been working to change attitudes in her community ever since.

Children born of rape in war: Jacob's story

Tuesday 19, Jun, 2018

Jacob is 17 years old. He should be enjoying school and thinking about his future, but instead his short life has been marred by struggle.

Meet the girls using football to challenge gender stereotypes

Thursday 14, Jun, 2018

As the World Cup gets underway, we visit a group of girls in South Sudan using the beautiful game to make a difference.

The only ring on young girls' minds should be from the school bell

Tuesday 12, Jun, 2018

Every year, 15 million girls under the age of 18 are married - but how can we stop it? It takes a world.


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