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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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World Vision announces emergency response to devastating earthquake in Indonesia

Monday 06, Aug, 2018

A powerful 7-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s Lombok Island on Sunday, killing 91 people and displacing thousands.

Survey finds huge drop in children’s letter writing

Monday 30, Jul, 2018

Half of British school children (48%) say they’ve never written a letter to a friend, reveals a survey by charity World Vision.

Charities launch new Compact to help eliminate orphanages worldwide, echoing UK Government’s landmark commitment

Wednesday 25, Jul, 2018

The UK Government became the first major donor of its kind to explicitly pledge support for family and community-based care for all children.

The UK must redouble its efforts to end South Sudan's child soldier crisis

Thursday 12, Jul, 2018

International children’s charity, World Vision has urged the UK government to redouble its efforts to support peace in South Sudan and end its child soldier crisis.

Nearly one million people displaced by violence in Ethiopia face disease and hunger

Wednesday 04, Jul, 2018

Nearly one million people displaced by ethnic violence in Ethiopia are in desperate need of aid, World Vision UK warns today.

Girls Not Brides: Ending child marriage for good

Thursday 28, Jun, 2018

This week, the Girls Not Brides conference was held in Malaysia, the largest ever meeting of advocates committed to ending child marriage.

Monsoon rains trigger landslides, wreak havoc for refugees in Cox’s Bazar

Tuesday 12, Jun, 2018

Torrential downpours have triggered flooding and landslides in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, damaging hundreds of refugee shelters and killing several people including a toddler, accord…

World Vision UK welcomes call to give DFID greater oversight of UK aid

Tuesday 05, Jun, 2018

World Vision UK urges Theresa May’s government to ensure aid money is used wisely and effectively, and that aid is only spent through departments that meet the same high standards …

Guatemala volcano: World Vision mobilises staff as strongest eruption in a century kills dozens

Monday 04, Jun, 2018

World Vision has mobilised its rapid response teams to assess the extent of yesterday’s deadly volcanic eruption in Guatemala as the aid agency gears to provide urgent assistance t…

Two thirds of UK adults do not see benefits of the Church, new report finds

Thursday 31, May, 2018

Commissioned by children’s charity World Vision UK in partnership with research firm Barna Global, The UK Church In Action gives credence to the perceived diminishing influence of …

Over one million people at risk as floods devastate East Africa

Friday 18, May, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of children are at risk of malnutrition, disease and even death due to major flooding across East Africa, World Vision warned today.

Meghan Markle helped bring clean water to almost 60,000 Rwandans

Wednesday 16, May, 2018

Almost 60,000 people in Rwanda now have access to clean water thanks to Meghan Markle’s support, World Vision said today.

World Vision UK’s Board appoints Richard Izard as new Chair

Monday 14, May, 2018

World Vision UK’s Board appoints Richard Izard as new Chair

Modern slavery commitment: “Do not forget children in emergencies”, World Vision urges UK government

Wednesday 18, Apr, 2018

World Vision UK responds to the latest commitment by the UK government to help eradicate modern slavery in the Commonwealth.

Funding crisis pushes millions of Congolese people to tipping point

Friday 13, Apr, 2018

Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding.


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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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