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Coronavirus lockdown: UK children are lonely, scared and stressed, survey finds

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.

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Coronavirus: A Venezuela family struggles to make a living among the dead

Wednesday 01, Apr, 2020

On top of Venezuela's economic crisis, vulnerable children like Luigi and his brother face the threat of COVID-19, as their father struggles to make ends meet.

Coronavirus: Children in South Sudan learn handwashing to keep themselves safe

Monday 30, Mar, 2020

World Vision is working with children in South Sudan, teaching them how to wash their hands properly during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: How to talk to kids about crises

Thursday 26, Mar, 2020

The World Vision team’s best tips for talking to your kids about coronavirus, and other natural disasters and emergencies in the news

Coronavirus: Plans for a unique humanitarian response

Wednesday 25, Mar, 2020

Isabel Gomes, World Vision's Global Director of Humanitarian Operations, shares how World Vision is responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: A mental and physical health crisis

Tuesday 24, Mar, 2020

Coronavirus may have a big impact on the mental health of people globally. Read about the impact on mental health from one of our child protection experts.

Coronavirus: The expert view on… Refugees

Friday 20, Mar, 2020

World Vision's Humanitarian Health, Nutrition and WASH Director examines the impact coronavirus could have on the global refugee population.

Coronavirus: The expert view from... the Philippines

Thursday 19, Mar, 2020

World Vision's national director in the Philppines examines what the coronavirus pandemic means for the world's poorest communities, what we can do to slow it down and how we can support health workers, communities, families and children.

'I was almost a child bride' | Rahila's story

Tuesday 17, Mar, 2020

While both girls and boys can be subjected to child marriage, girls are disproportionately affected due to cultural traditions which reinforce gender discrimination.

Coronavirus: How World Vision is putting children at the heart of its crisis response

Friday 13, Mar, 2020

World Vision is putting children at the centre of its response effort after finding children have been left isolated and fearful by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Idlib crisis: Thousands of pregnant women and babies at risk as they flee deadly violence

Monday 01, Jul, 2019

Thousands of pregnant women, vulnerable infants and young children are fleeing the bombardment of Idlib in north-western Syria, World Vision warns today.

Statement: Demolition of Syrian refugee homes in Lebanon

Monday 01, Jul, 2019

Statement by World Vision and other NGOs following the demolition of refugees' homes in Arsal.

World Vision responds to 'terrifying' attacks in Idlib

Tuesday 18, Jun, 2019

Children in Idlib are experiencing terrifying bombardment and violence, with reports that dozens of children have been killed in the last two months.

World Vision preparing for potential ‘catastrophic’ Ebola outbreak across East Africa

Thursday 13, Jun, 2019

World Vision has mobilised staff across East Africa to prepare for any further spread of the deadly Ebola virus from an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

First Ebola case confirmed in Uganda: Millions of children face a looming threat

Wednesday 12, Jun, 2019

Uganda’s health ministry has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola, following the ongoing outbreak in DRC which has claimed the lives of almost 1,400 people.

Thousands of children at risk as Ebola escalates in DRC

Friday 07, Jun, 2019

Cases of Ebola are escalating rapidly as the second largest outbreak in history continues to spread in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Demolitions in Lebanon: at least 15,000 Syrian refugee children will be made homeless

Wednesday 05, Jun, 2019

At least 15,000 Syrian children face homelessness as their homes in Arsal, Lebanon, are scheduled for demolition.

Idlib on verge of worst crisis since the start of Syria's conflict, World Vision warns

Friday 17, May, 2019

An escalation of violence in Idlib, North West Syria, may lead to the worst humanitarian crisis in Syria’s 8-year conflict.

Children fear they can’t go back to school after Cyclone Fani devastation

Monday 06, May, 2019

Children fear they might not be able to go back to school after the devastation of Cyclone Fani in India and Bangladesh.

World Vision UK launches Cyclone Fani appeal

Saturday 04, May, 2019

World Vision UK has launched an emergency appeal to fund the humanitarian response to Cyclone Fani.

Cyclone Fani: World Vision warns millions of children at risk

Thursday 02, May, 2019

World Vision is ready to provide emergency humanitarian assistance in Bangladesh and India, as Cyclone Fani threatens millions of families.

New International Development Secretary urged to put child protection at the heart of UK Aid

Wednesday 01, May, 2019

New International Development Secretary Rory Stewart must put UK aid back on track and ensure that it meets the needs of the most vulnerable children, says World Vision UK.

Cyclone Kenneth: World Vision on standby as second cyclone bears down on Mozambique

Thursday 25, Apr, 2019

Aid agencies in Mozambique, including World Vision, are on stand-by to respond to a potentially lethal cyclone – the second to hit the country in two months.

Faith leaders and organisations urge Theresa May: 'Aid must help the poorest'

Tuesday 23, Apr, 2019

World Vision UK stands with dozens of faith leaders and organisations who in an open letter to Theresa May, urged the Prime Minister to maintain the aid budget and protect the qual…

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn meets South Sudan’s child soldiers

Monday 01, Apr, 2019

Actor shares "deeply moving" experiences of trip to war-torn country, as fears of full-blown conflict mount.


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Coronavirus: A Venezuela family struggles to make a living among the dead

Wednesday 01, Apr, 2020

On top of Venezuela's economic crisis, vulnerable children like Luigi and his brother face the threat of COVID-19, as their father struggles to make ends meet.

Coronavirus: Children in South Sudan learn handwashing to keep themselves safe

Monday 30, Mar, 2020

World Vision is working with children in South Sudan, teaching them how to wash their hands properly during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: How to talk to kids about crises

Thursday 26, Mar, 2020

The World Vision team’s best tips for talking to your kids about coronavirus, and other natural disasters and emergencies in the news

Coronavirus: Plans for a unique humanitarian response

Wednesday 25, Mar, 2020

Isabel Gomes, World Vision's Global Director of Humanitarian Operations, shares how World Vision is responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: A mental and physical health crisis

Tuesday 24, Mar, 2020

Coronavirus may have a big impact on the mental health of people globally. Read about the impact on mental health from one of our child protection experts.

Coronavirus: The expert view on… Refugees

Friday 20, Mar, 2020

World Vision's Humanitarian Health, Nutrition and WASH Director examines the impact coronavirus could have on the global refugee population.

Coronavirus: The expert view from... the Philippines

Thursday 19, Mar, 2020

World Vision's national director in the Philppines examines what the coronavirus pandemic means for the world's poorest communities, what we can do to slow it down and how we can s…

'I was almost a child bride' | Rahila's story

Tuesday 17, Mar, 2020

While both girls and boys can be subjected to child marriage, girls are disproportionately affected due to cultural traditions which reinforce gender discrimination.

Coronavirus: How World Vision is putting children at the heart of its crisis response

Friday 13, Mar, 2020

World Vision is putting children at the centre of its response effort after finding children have been left isolated and fearful by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: World Vision's fight to stop the spread

Wednesday 11, Mar, 2020

World Vision’s Global Lead for Health & Nutrition explains how, in the middle of a medical emergency, our teams are protecting families vulnerable to coronavirus.

Transforming children’s lives in Mosul, Iraq

Monday 02, Mar, 2020

Iraq is one of the world’s most fragile contexts, creating an environment which is dangerous for children and leaves families displaced in camps. Find out how World Vision supports…

International Youth Day: Celebrating youth advocates at World Vision UK

Monday 12, Aug, 2019

On International Youth Day, World Vision UK's Dr Carine Le Borgne reflects on her work with youth advocates for our It Takes A World campaign.

She's someone else's property: a father's story

Tuesday 30, Jul, 2019

True gender equality means we’re all in it together. In India these men are redefining gender roles and protecting girls from child marriage and violence.

Empowering girls against child marriage

Wednesday 24, Jul, 2019

Across the world, girls are standing up for their rights and creating a better future for women. Discover girls’ stories of extraordinary everyday courage.

My fairy-tale, their horror story

Monday 15, Jul, 2019

A wedding day that could have been so different. Temwa from Malawi has just married the man of her dreams – but other girls from her home face a very different idea of ‘bride.’

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