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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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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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As a state of famine is declared in parts of South Sudan, international children’s charity World Vision warns that aid urgently needs to reach hundreds of thousands of vulnerable c…

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World Vision is urging international donors attending the Oslo Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region to take swift and sustained action to help end the suffer…

World Vision prepares to scale up work as western Mosul offensive begins

Monday 20, Feb, 2017

World Vision is poised to support children and their families expected to flee western Mosul, as a military offensive to re-take the second half of the city gains pace.

World Vision’s emergency teams on standby as fierce cyclone hits Mozambique and threatens floods across Southern Africa

Thursday 16, Feb, 2017

World Vision, has warned that tropical cyclone Dineo which hit the shores of Mozambique on Wednesday evening will further exacerbate the food crisis situation across Southern Afric…

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

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World Vision Gaza statement

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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. …

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Thursday 05, Oct, 2017

Somsida is only 11 years old, but already she's seen and experienced far too much.

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