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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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UK should lead the international community in driving greater spending to protect children

Thursday 12, Apr, 2018

The UK must do more to protect children as less than £1 per child globally is spent to prevent violence, World Vision warns following Penny Mordaunt's statement on UK aid.

World Vision UK launches 2017 Impact Report as charity launches two aid delivery mechanisms

Wednesday 11, Apr, 2018

International children’s charity, World Vision UK has today published a new report detailing the impact of its work in 2017.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Tuesday 27, Mar, 2018

World Vision UK announces new measures to keep children and vulnerable adults safe from harm.

School violence adds trauma for Syria’s war-scarred children, World Vision warns

Thursday 22, Mar, 2018

Children who have fled fighting in Syria are suffering further brutality at school, aid charity World Vision reveals today.

World Vision Weaves a Week for Women in Croydon

Friday 09, Mar, 2018

International charity World Vision is launching a Week for Women with a unique weaving event at Croydon’s Whitgift Shopping Centre on Wednesday 7 March. The week will celebrate wom…

Urgent aid needed to avert humanitarian catastrophe in Somalia

Tuesday 06, Mar, 2018

World Vision urges the UK government to put pressure on the international community to respond urgently to the hunger crisis in Somalia before it’s too late.

Only lasting ceasefire will end carnage in Ghouta, warns World Vision

Monday 26, Feb, 2018

Aid agency World Vision is backing calls for an immediate ceasefire to halt escalating violence in Eastern Ghouta, Syria.

Statement on inaccurate Haiti reports

Sunday 18, Feb, 2018

The earthquake in Haiti was a tragedy for the hundreds of thousands of children and their families who lost everything.

Syria crisis: Chlorine attacks and airstrikes displace many in Idlib

Thursday 08, Feb, 2018

The humanitarian crisis in Syria is worsening following reports of suspected chlorine attacks in the city of Idlib this week.

Hundreds of child soldiers released from armed groups in South Sudan

Wednesday 07, Feb, 2018

More than 250 child soldiers associated with South Sudan’s numerous fighting groups will be released today following the successful intervention of World Vision and other aid agenc…

World Vision condemns violence in the DRC

Wednesday 24, Jan, 2018

World Vision responds to the latest developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

As Ethiopia faces catastrophic drought, more girls are forced into early marriages

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.

Thousands of Syrian refugees face winter hunger in Lebanon as funding lines freeze

Wednesday 17, Jan, 2018

International children’s charity, World Vision, has scaled up efforts to support Syrian families camped out in Lebanon as winter takes hold in the refugee settlements.

World Vision UK warns the UK government against cutting aid

Monday 15, Jan, 2018

International children’s charity World Vision today warns that the UK government is at risk of cutting aid from the children who need it most around the world.

World Vision condemns eviction of displaced people in Somalia

Wednesday 10, Jan, 2018

International children’s charity World Vision has denounced a government offensive against internally displaced people on the outskirts of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.


Latest From our Blog

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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