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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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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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Friday 09, Nov, 2012

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Friday 02, Nov, 2012

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Wednesday 31, Oct, 2012

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Vulnerable children must be considered as military action proceeds in Mali

Tuesday 23, Oct, 2012

BAMAKO, Mali 19 October 2012 -- Any conversations about military intervention in Mali must begin with consideration for the most vulnerable groups, particularly children, who are a…

Justine Greening Speaks on Future of International Aid at Conservative Conference

Tuesday 09, Oct, 2012

Defending aid should not be hard sell for new Development Secretary

World Vision backs call to put children first

Monday 01, Oct, 2012

World Vision welcomes Labour’s re-affirmation that it backs creating a new law to uphold a decades-old pledge that 0.7% of Britain’s Gross National Income is spent on aid.

UK pledge to tackle sexual violence in armed conflict

Wednesday 26, Sep, 2012

A £1million pledge by the UK Government to help the UN tackle sexual violence in conflict must focus on helping child survivors to rebuild their lives, aid agency World Vision said…

Lasting peace in DRC only possible if region’s governments step up, says aid agency

Friday 21, Sep, 2012

Leaders around the world must support peace talks in East Africa, and peacebuilding at the community level, to address the ongoing nightmare facing thousands of children in the Dem…

Failure to tackle malnutrition puts millions of children at risk

Friday 21, Sep, 2012

World Vision and Save the Children are calling for political promises to be urgently translated into action to avert the deaths of millions of undernourished children, 2.3 million …

Royal couple take time to learn about hardship and hope in Solomon Islands

Monday 17, Sep, 2012

World Vision today hosted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who learned about the organisation's work in Burns Creek, a troubled community on the outskirts of Honiara, the capital…

Duchess to meet campaigner tackling domestic violence in Solomon Islands

Friday 14, Sep, 2012

Women in the Solomon Islands suffer some of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world. Two out of three women aged 15-49 who have ever been in a relationship, reporting …

World Vision highlights need for education and protection for children affected by armed conflict

Wednesday 05, Sep, 2012

World Vision has helped highlight the importance of education and protection for children affected by armed conflict at a conference hosted by the Archbishop of Canterbury earlier …

World Vision staff describes moment quake hits Costa Rica

Wednesday 05, Sep, 2012

A World Vision worker from Costa Rica has spoken of families fleeing from their homes as a powerful earthquake struck the country.

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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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