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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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Cyclone Idai: Thousands of children alone and desperate in midst of catastrophe 

Saturday 23, Mar, 2019

World Vision UK has reached the city of Beira, Mozambique which has been destroyed by the devastating Cyclone Idai. 

Cyclone Idai: Thousands of people could drown as dam burst risk looms

Thursday 21, Mar, 2019

Hundreds of thousands of people "could drown" as dams in Mozambique and Zimbabwe could burst, following a devastating cyclone and flooding in southern Africa.

Cyclone Idai: World Vision launches appeal following catastrophic crisis in Southern Africa

Wednesday 20, Mar, 2019

Children’s charity World Vision UK has launched an appeal to bring urgent relief to thousands of people affected by a devastating cyclone across Southern Africa.

World Vision aid worker wins prestigious 'Humanitarian of the Year' award

Monday 18, Mar, 2019

Christine Ngbaazande from South Sudan has been awarded a coveted humanitarian honor at the Bond International Development Awards in London.

World Vision responds to Tax Payer's Alliance attack on UK Aid

Monday 18, Mar, 2019

We cannot stand by and let a narrative take root that it is better to spend UK Aid on boosting Britain rather than eradicating global poverty.

World Vision ready to respond to devastating Mozambique cyclone

Saturday 16, Mar, 2019

Emergency supplies have been rushed to Mozambique, where World Vision is preparing to respond to devastating Cyclone Idai.

NGO reaction to the "Brussels III" Conference on Syria

Thursday 14, Mar, 2019

As the international community came together for the 7th consecutive year to commit to helping Syrians inside their country, as well as refugees and their hosts, 15 aid agencies ca…

World Vision UK responds to MP debate on aid

Wednesday 27, Feb, 2019

“Today’s debate on aid again dredges up a question which has already been answered time and time again – DFID should absolutely not be merged into the Foreign and Commonwealth Offi…

Education for Rohingya refugees must be top priority, say World Vision, Oxfam and Save the Children

Friday 15, Feb, 2019

Education and income-generating opportunities must be made top priorities for the nearly 1 million Rohingya still languishing in the world’s largest refugee camp.

Slashing the aid budget would be a damning legacy for Britain

Monday 11, Feb, 2019

Slashing the aid budget, as a new report from the Henry Jackson Society suggests, would have a shattering effect on the world’s most vulnerable children and their families.

World Vision joins 13 aid agencies to urge global leaders: 'The people of Yemen cannot wait'

Monday 28, Jan, 2019

14 aid agencies have joined together to raise awareness of the terrible suffering of the people of Yemen.

Christian and Muslim NGOs call for prayer for world’s ‘worst humanitarian crisis’ in Yemen

Monday 28, Jan, 2019

Leaders of faith-based international development agencies have united to call on churches and mosques to pray for the desperate humanitarian situation in Yemen this week.

70,000 Syrian refugees suffer as storms batter Lebanon

Friday 18, Jan, 2019

Freezing temperatures, rain and snow have exacerbated already dire conditions in Lebanon’s refugee camps, leaving an estimated 70,000 Syrians at risk.

Indonesia Christmas Tsunami: World Vision UK launches appeal

Monday 24, Dec, 2018

Aid agency World Vision UK has launched an appeal to raise funds following Indonesia’s deadly tsunami, which has killed at least 281 people.

Indonesia Christmas Tsunami: World Vision deploys emergency response team

Sunday 23, Dec, 2018

Aid agency World Vision has rushed an emergency crew to the area hit by Indonesia’s deadly tsunami, which has killed at least 222 people.


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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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