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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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#May and #Macron's Sandhurst Treaty reminds us that the crisis for #refugees in Europe has not gone away. Political… https://t.co/zKUxVHT835

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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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World Vision delivers aid to families hit by Mexican earthquake

Friday 15, Sep, 2017

Mexico earthquake: World Vision supports children and families in worst affected area

Myanmar crisis: Jerome Flynn joins us in condemning violence affecting thousands of children

Thursday 14, Sep, 2017

Game of Thrones star Jerome Flynn has joined World Vision UK in strongly condemning the outbreak of horrific violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Hurricane Irma: Thousands of Haitians still in shelters

Wednesday 13, Sep, 2017

Over 3,000 people in Haiti are still in shelters according to World Vision emergency response teams.

Mexico quake: World Vision readies to respond following strongest earthquake in a century

Friday 08, Sep, 2017

As Friday drew on, the full extent of the earthquake damage in southern Mexico has been revealed with at least 32 people dead.

World Vision issues red alert for Hurricane Irma

Wednesday 06, Sep, 2017

Global children’s charity World Vision is scrambling emergency relief in Haiti and the Dominican Republic before Hurricane Irma

Monsoon floods: World Vision warns of spike in child malnutrition

Friday 01, Sep, 2017

World Vision warns of spike in malnutrition as Bangladesh, India and Nepal grapple with worst monsoon rains in 20 years

Bristol man runs 200 half-marathons for Syrian refugees

Thursday 24, Aug, 2017

World Vision ambassador, Graham Grout, has finished his super-human challenge of 200 half marathons in just over 200 days.

Increase in heat-related illness for Iraqi children in camps outside Mosul

Friday 18, Aug, 2017

Mosul: summer temperatures cause increase in heat-related illness for displaced Iraqis

Sierra Leone mudslide: World Vision distributes 4,000,000 water purification tablets

Thursday 17, Aug, 2017

World Vision supports survivors of tragic mudslide in Sierra Leone

Over 1,000,000 South Sudanese refugees now in Uganda

Thursday 17, Aug, 2017

Charity fears that South Sudanese refugee children who have fled to Uganda may return home to fight.

Sierra Leone mudslide: World Vision targets children in rescue effort

Tuesday 15, Aug, 2017

More than 300 people have been killed and hundreds more are still missing after torrential rains on the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown

Nepal’s President supports campaign to end child marriage

Saturday 12, Aug, 2017

Nepal’s President launches World Vision campaign to end child marriage

140 children killed in Democratic Republic of Congo since June, urgent response needed

Monday 31, Jul, 2017

More than 100 children have been killed in combat since June in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and an urgent response is needed to prevent an escalation of violence, inter…

700 #BearsOnStairs at St Paul's Cathedral highlight South Sudanese refugee crisis

Friday 28, Jul, 2017

700 teddy bears visit St Paul's Cathedral to raise awareness of the South Sudanese child refugees who have fled to Uganda.

Confict-related trauma: the devastating effect of war on South Sudan's refugee children

Friday 21, Jul, 2017

More than 150,000 child refugees in mass settlements in northern Uganda require therapy after fleeing violence in neighbouring South Sudan, experts say.


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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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