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#UniversalChildrensDay: Kids' voices must be at the heart of efforts to end violence

By Carey Lodge Monday 20, Nov, 2017

Now, more than ever, is the time for leaders to start taking the most vulnerable children in the world more seriously, says international children's charity World Vision.

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Survivors of forced sex shouldn't live with fear and stigma Children shouldn’t live with the fear of sexual viole… https://t.co/ZFqA7mTF9u

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Calls for the Ugandan government to intervene as doctors' striking over pay and poor working condition is costing t… https://t.co/NzRkvSjbcn

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Shocking stories of brutality from Myanmar cast more than shadow on 'repatriation' talks between Myanmar and Bangla… https://t.co/AgCWVe15uN

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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…

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 to me in perfect French.   Originally from Tshikapa, in Kasai Province to 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.  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

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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.

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Bake Off - Ugandan style, with Selasi

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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 …

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World Vision UK backs Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Thursday 04, May, 2017

World Vision UK is backing a global prayer day aimed at mobilising millions of Christians to act to prevent the mass starvation of children and their communities in Somalia, South …

Luxury Bridal Show says ‘Yes to the Dress’ and no to child brides

Tuesday 02, May, 2017

Every 7 seconds, a girl under 15 years of age is forced into marriage. That’s why Terri Chan, the founder of bridal wear brand Les Trois Soeurs, is donating to World Vision UK.

World Vision joins NGOs in support of 0.7% UK foreign aid commitments

Friday 21, Apr, 2017

The UK’s leading NGOs are calling on all major political parties to honour the nation’s legal promise to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid, and extend the UKs leadership i…

World Vision UK honoured at prestigious Revo Opal Awards

Monday 10, Apr, 2017

World Vision UK’s innovative installation ‘Journey of Hope’ has won Highly Commended at the prestigious Revo Opal Awards in London.

Brussels Conference: World Vision welcomes progress, but urges protection for Syrian children

Thursday 06, Apr, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today urged for concrete action to protect Syria’s children following a major international conference with world leaders in Bruss…

Brussels Conference: World Vision warns children are fighting the war in Syria

Tuesday 04, Apr, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that the recruitment of children into militia is rising in war-torn Syria.

DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal raises £40 million

Wednesday 29, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK has today welcomed the £40 million raised by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for East Africa.

Drought and conflict in South Sudan fuelling the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis

Friday 24, Mar, 2017

International Children’s charity World Vision UK, is today warning of the soaring refugee crisis as drought and conflict in South Sudan force people to flee to neighbouring Uganda.

World Vision UK welcomes Government £10m in matched funding as DEC appeal reaches £24m

Tuesday 21, Mar, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision UK today welcomed the Government’s commitment to double its matched funding for the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) East Africa c…

World Vision joins faith-based NGOs in support of DEC East Africa appeal

Friday 17, Mar, 2017

World Vision - alongside faith-based NGO’s: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund – called on faith communities across the UK to support the Disasters Emergency Committ…

World Vision UK joins the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal to end famine in East Africa

Thursday 16, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK joins multi-agency fundraising appeal to help millions on the brink of starvation in East Africa.

Survivor of rape in conflict praises Angelina Jolie and UK government

Thursday 16, Mar, 2017

Angela Atim of Watye ki Gen meets Angelina Jolie at UK government to support survivors of sexual violence in conflict.

World Vision UK launches East Africa Crisis appeal

Friday 10, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK is today launching the East Africa Crisis appeal to help meet the needs of 2.2 million of the most vulnerable children and families in the region.

Chine McDonald appointed to new World Vision UK church role

Thursday 02, Mar, 2017

Chine McDonald appointed to new World Vision UK church role as part of the charities new strategy to reconnect with the Church.

Partnering with Microsoft & Facebook to bridge education gap and teach Syrian child refugees using digital technology

Friday 24, Feb, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision is partnering with Microsoft, Google, Cisco Facebook; and other tech companies to host the #EdTech summit (01-02 March) which aims to …


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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...

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

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Sharing seeds, sparking connection

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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.

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