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World Food Day: charity food aid draws desperate families out of hiding in DR Congo

By Carina Wint Monday 16, Oct, 2017

DR Congo: World Vision food aid draws desperate families out of hiding

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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 …

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 relationships and develop friendships that span years. With others, we are mere ships …

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 sector has almost ground to a halt, with shortages of medical supplies and qu…

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Children battling pneumonia as Syrian refugees face harsh winter

Wednesday 30, Jan, 2013

Families who fled fighting in Syria are facing tough conditions in neighbouring Lebanon, as storms and freezing temperatures continue to grip the country.

ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE IF

Wednesday 23, Jan, 2013

IF Campaign 2013: World Vision joins 100 major Charities to Tackle world hunger trap

Child combatants in Mali need urgent protection

Friday 18, Jan, 2013

Protection for child combatants fighting for rebel groups must be at the heart of any training given by EU troops to Malian forces, says World Vision UK.

Desperate civilians flee the escalating conflict in Mali.

Tuesday 15, Jan, 2013

As the British Government announces a further detachment of technical military personnel to Mali amid continued fighting in the North and West of the country, World Vision has call…

Children at great risk as Mali conflict escalates, says World Vision

Monday 14, Jan, 2013

11 January – As the Malian army mounts a counter offensive against rebel forces being aided by foreign troops, aid agency World Vision is warning of severe humanitarian consequence…

Children are bearing the brunt of the Syria crisis say World Vision

Tuesday 18, Dec, 2012

In Bekaa valley, 11-year-old Taghrid lives with 16 other people in a cold, ramshackle, tent-like construction. Her family has been here for four months, after fleeing from Syria.

Families shelter from Typhoon Bopha

Tuesday 04, Dec, 2012

World Vision teams in the Philippines are helping determine the extent of the damage caused by Typhoon Bopha’s furious winds, flashfloods and landslides.

Military uncertainty in Democratic Republic of Congo brings growing humanitarian crisis

Thursday 29, Nov, 2012

As signs appear that M23 forces in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have started withdrawing from two towns captured from government troops, World Vision is calling for interna…

World Vision welcomes Gaza ceasefire, but warns of looming humanitarian crisis

Thursday 22, Nov, 2012

JERUSALEM – World Vision welcomes the ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians. We call on all parties to respect the cease fire agreements and to work toward a lasting, just an…

Recruitment of child soldiers in DRC likely to increase as violence mounts, warns World Vision

Tuesday 20, Nov, 2012

20 November, Gisenye – Hundreds of thousands of children caught up in erupting violence in eastern DRC are at risk of being forcibly recruited into armed groups, said World Vision.

World Vision warns of mounting humanitarian crisis as violence escalates in the DR Congo

Monday 19, Nov, 2012

Fresh fighting as rebel forces advance from the north towards Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, has prompted 70,000 civilians to move from one camp to another camp located …

Worse than bullets

Thursday 15, Nov, 2012

Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo are two of the most dangerous places in the world, with regular violent clashes between armed factions who are fighting for control of t…

India Development Progress Risked by Premature UK Aid Withdrawal

Friday 09, Nov, 2012

World Vision calls for aid to be phased out over longer period

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Friday 02, Nov, 2012

Relief supplies arrive as second South Bronx site opens

Hurricane Sandy destroys World Vision Relief Supplies

Wednesday 31, Oct, 2012

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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.

Meet Idres, one of our humanitarian heroes

Friday 18, Aug, 2017

Idres Abdulaziz works on the frontline of the humanitarian crisis in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, for World Vision Iraq. As the Non-Food Items Coordinator, every day he meets civi…

Inspiring a school of South Sudanese refugees

Monday 14, Aug, 2017

Par is the head teacher of a World Vision-built school in Kakuma refugee camp. A South Sudanese citizen who left his country for a better life in Kenya. He’s guiding 4,800 primary …

A History of World Vision

Wednesday 09, Aug, 2017

As a charity motivated by Christian faith, World Vision aims to make a positive difference to the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children as an expression of God’s love.

YaNuch’s Different Childhood

Monday 07, Aug, 2017

Change can be a slow process – sometimes painfully so. World Vision Communicator, Dara Chhim visited a family in Cambodia and discovered the joys of seeing change happen in front o…

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