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As Ethiopia faces catastrophic drought, more girls are forced into early marriages

By Ailsa Mellor Friday 19, Jan, 2018

Alarming levels of food shortages caused by prolonged droughts in Ethiopia are forcing more girls into early marriages, international aid agency World Vision has revealed.

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RT @MummyBarrow: Two years ago today I was in Jordan with @WorldVisionUK meeting Syrian refugees. As May and Macron meet less than 5 miles…

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The power of porridge

Friday 12, Jan, 2018

Joyce, a mother of 8, sits in her small grass-thatched kitchen, preparing a fire so that she can cook a nutritious meal for her 2-year-old daughter Loveness who is playing games with her friends and sisters outside.

A healthier 2018 for Harech

Friday 05, Jan, 2018

Sajeda’s had a good start to 2018. Four months since she arrived in Bangladesh with her 18-month-old son, she is now able to breathe a sigh of relief. “My baby is back to his old self – energetic, bubbly and always asking for food,” she smiles. A fe…

A time to demonstrate love for others

Saturday 23, Dec, 2017

What motivates you to give? Do you most appreciate receiving? The true spirit of Christmas is "not getting, but giving". It is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and family; forgetting self and finding time for others.

"What an amazing day!" The Paterson family meets their sponsored child

Sunday 17, Dec, 2017

When we realised that we were going to be spending the summer in Uganda, it made sense to organise a trip to visit the child we sponsor there (through the charity World Vision).  We sponsor a child for each of our children and this one is C2's special budd…

Surviving conflict in the Grand Kasais, DRC: Matthieu's Story

Wednesday 13, Dec, 2017

My name is Matthieu. I’m 13 years old, and I was in 5th grade before the crisis. I have a five-year-old sister and a little brother who’s seven. My oldest brother was killed in the conflict. A lot has happened in my country and in my family over the past …

“The war made us come here.”

Thursday 07, Dec, 2017

After fleeing conflict in South Sudan and making the harrowing journey to Uganda, Sarah and her sisters finally feel safe. World Vision found the children a foster mother and child protection staff ensure they have enough to eat.

Building friendship and a better life in Zambia

Sunday 26, Nov, 2017

Andrew and Mia recount their recent trip to Zambia, where they visited their sponsored child Moreen.

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…

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Parliament’s Syria debate must include impact on vulnerable children

Thursday 29, Aug, 2013

A debate on a motion backing the principle of military action in Syria is under way this afternoon in the Houses of Parliament.

Peace offensive is needed to end conflict in Syria, says World Vision

Wednesday 28, Aug, 2013

As the threat of military intervention looms, aid agency World Vision says all actors need to push forward with a peace offensive for children.

World Vision warns of further displacement in Goma as violent clashes resume

Friday 23, Aug, 2013

The UN combat brigade established to bring stability to the volatile eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, today fired artillery at M23 rebels threatening the bord…

Painful memories

Monday 19, Aug, 2013

Like a lot of boys his age, Abdurrahman, 9, from Syria imitates sounds. Today, he is imitating the sound of rockets.

London 2012 inspires family to help World Vision

Thursday 15, Aug, 2013

A family of nine from the Rugby area has raised more than £6,000 for charity by cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats.

Bill Clinton & Chelsea see clean water saving lives in Rwanda

Thursday 08, Aug, 2013

Through the eyes of children, parents and teachers, former US President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton got a personal look at the toll of unsafe water, as part of his visit to Gr…

Syrian refugee crisis stretching aid effort to its limits say aid agencies

Friday 02, Aug, 2013

Many Syrian refugees living outside camps across countries in the region are losing out on the help they desperately need, according to five international aid agencies today.

Fastest Paralympian on the planet donates prize money to help disabled children in SE Asia

Friday 26, Jul, 2013

Ahead of this month’s IPC Athletics World Championships, the world’s fastest Paralympian has handed over some of his prize winnings to a project in Myanmar that helps disabled chil…

Director of the World Food Programme visits the DRC and World Vision’s programme

Thursday 25, Jul, 2013

Following a three-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, accompanied by the Governor of the…

World Vision sends taskforce to Gansu earthquake

Tuesday 23, Jul, 2013

World Vision, the international children’s charity, has sent an emergency task force to China’s north-west Gansu province after two powerful earthquakes struck yesterday morning, c…

Children 'scared for the future' as Syria crisis takes toll on neighbouring countries

Monday 15, Jul, 2013

Communities in Lebanon are at 'breaking point' as refugees fleeing deadly violence in neighbouring Syria continue to pour into the country - putting children further at risk, aid a…

World Vision welcomes £50m UK support to Lebanon as refugee numbers soar

Tuesday 09, Jul, 2013

Today the UK’s Secretary of State for International Development announced that that the UK will allocate £50 million to help both Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Lebanese people aff…

Basic nutrition efforts risk being ‘sidelined’ in war-torn countries

Thursday 20, Jun, 2013

Major progress in tackling child malnutrition in some of the world’s toughest countries could be thrown into jeopardy because military and security funding is taking precedence ove…

World Vision UK demonstrates impact of its work

Wednesday 12, Jun, 2013

World Vision UK has released a new, independently-verified report demonstrating the impact of its work.

IF campaign hails ‘major breakthrough’ in fight against malnutrition

Saturday 08, Jun, 2013

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hyde Park for Saturday's Big IF London rally.


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The power of porridge

Friday 12, Jan, 2018

Joyce, a mother of 8, sits in her small grass-thatched kitchen, preparing a fire so that she can cook a nutritious meal for her 2-year-old daughter Loveness who is playing games wi…

A healthier 2018 for Harech

Friday 05, Jan, 2018

Sajeda’s had a good start to 2018. Four months since she arrived in Bangladesh with her 18-month-old son, she is now able to breathe a sigh of relief. “My baby is back to his o…

A time to demonstrate love for others

Saturday 23, Dec, 2017

What motivates you to give? Do you most appreciate receiving? The true spirit of Christmas is "not getting, but giving". It is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and fam…

"What an amazing day!" The Paterson family meets their sponsored child

Sunday 17, Dec, 2017

When we realised that we were going to be spending the summer in Uganda, it made sense to organise a trip to visit the child we sponsor there (through the charity World Vision).  W…

Surviving conflict in the Grand Kasais, DRC: Matthieu's Story

Wednesday 13, Dec, 2017

My name is Matthieu. I’m 13 years old, and I was in 5th grade before the crisis. I have a five-year-old sister and a little brother who’s seven. My oldest brother was killed in the…

“The war made us come here.”

Thursday 07, Dec, 2017

After fleeing conflict in South Sudan and making the harrowing journey to Uganda, Sarah and her sisters finally feel safe. World Vision found the children a foster mother and child…

Building friendship and a better life in Zambia

Sunday 26, Nov, 2017

Andrew and Mia recount their recent trip to Zambia, where they visited their sponsored child Moreen.

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...

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