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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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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 …

Urgent action needed to save hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children from famine in South Sudan

Tuesday 21, Feb, 2017

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…

Lake Chad Basin's forgotten children: Urgent action required to save lives as conflict drives hunger and exploitation

Tuesday 21, Feb, 2017

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…


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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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