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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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“Long road ahead” for Mosul’s children after city re-taken from ISIL

Wednesday 12, Jul, 2017

Children’s lives have been shattered after years of ISIL control in Mosul – and many will need time to heal from untold violence, World Vision warns today.

Deadly fires in Bekaa Valley refugee settlements happen too often

Thursday 06, Jul, 2017

Fatal fires in refugee settlements in Lebanon are commonplace. Refugees need peace in Syria, not tented settlements

Uganda Solidarity Summit must prioritise South Sudanese child refugees

Friday 23, Jun, 2017

World Vision is urging the international community to do more to prevent a children’s humanitarian crisis by supporting Uganda as it responds to those fleeing fighting in South Sud…

Millions still at risk of starvation in South Sudan, despite end of famine

Thursday 22, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has warned that more people than ever are at risk of starvation in South Sudan, even though the war-torn country is no longer classifi…

World Vision fears for the safety of children trapped in Mosul

Wednesday 21, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that children in Mosul may be used as human shields as fighting escalates in the Iraqi city.

World Vision shelters 92 people in offices after heavy rains in Bangladesh trigger flash floods and landslides

Monday 19, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity, World Vision has turned its offices into shelter for dozens of villagers in the flood and mudslide-affected Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangl…

Thousands of Filipino children traumatised by fighting in Marawi

Wednesday 14, Jun, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision, has warned that thousands of children have been left shell-shocked and traumatised by continuous fighting in the Phillipines city of …

Farmers in Kenya’s ‘bread basket’ region grapple with armyworm invasion

Wednesday 14, Jun, 2017

As millions of Kenyan farmers seek to recover from the double crisis of severe drought and floods triggered by an El Niño weather phenomenon, they now face a new threat: the fall a…

Thousands of children at risk as cases of cholera spike across Horn of Africa

Friday 09, Jun, 2017

Thousands of children are at risk of cholera and other diseases following heavy rains in the Horn of Africa, humanitarian organisation World Vision warns today.

Ending violence against children grossly underfunded by global community

Wednesday 31, May, 2017

More than one billion children are impacted by violence every year, but less than £860m is allocated by wealthy nations to keep children in developing countries safe from harm, aid…

Staggering number of unaccompanied South Sudanese child refugees in Uganda

Friday 19, May, 2017

The number South Sudanese child refugees traveling alone to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Uganda has risen to alarming levels, World Vision has warned.

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.


Latest From our Blog

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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