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Coronavirus: Millions of children go hungry, forced to work or beg

An estimated 110 million children across Asia are going hungry due to the economic impact of coronavirus, World Vision warns today.

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Tuesday 02, Jun, 2020

Obaidur, a respected Rohingya camp leader, believes that with good teaching, men can create positive change in the heart of the coronavirus crisis.

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During the current coronavirus crisis, children are finding ways to bring hope and healing to those around them.

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Here we meet Paska, an extraordinary girl, who has become carer to her three younger siblings at the age of just 11. 

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Monday 01, Jul, 2019

Statement by World Vision and other NGOs following the demolition of refugees' homes in Arsal.

World Vision responds to 'terrifying' attacks in Idlib

Tuesday 18, Jun, 2019

Children in Idlib are experiencing terrifying bombardment and violence, with reports that dozens of children have been killed in the last two months.

World Vision preparing for potential ‘catastrophic’ Ebola outbreak across East Africa

Thursday 13, Jun, 2019

World Vision has mobilised staff across East Africa to prepare for any further spread of the deadly Ebola virus from an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

First Ebola case confirmed in Uganda: Millions of children face a looming threat

Wednesday 12, Jun, 2019

Uganda’s health ministry has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola, following the ongoing outbreak in DRC which has claimed the lives of almost 1,400 people.

Thousands of children at risk as Ebola escalates in DRC

Friday 07, Jun, 2019

Cases of Ebola are escalating rapidly as the second largest outbreak in history continues to spread in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Demolitions in Lebanon: at least 15,000 Syrian refugee children will be made homeless

Wednesday 05, Jun, 2019

At least 15,000 Syrian children face homelessness as their homes in Arsal, Lebanon, are scheduled for demolition.

Idlib on verge of worst crisis since the start of Syria's conflict, World Vision warns

Friday 17, May, 2019

An escalation of violence in Idlib, North West Syria, may lead to the worst humanitarian crisis in Syria’s 8-year conflict.

Children fear they can’t go back to school after Cyclone Fani devastation

Monday 06, May, 2019

Children fear they might not be able to go back to school after the devastation of Cyclone Fani in India and Bangladesh.

World Vision UK launches Cyclone Fani appeal

Saturday 04, May, 2019

World Vision UK has launched an emergency appeal to fund the humanitarian response to Cyclone Fani.

Cyclone Fani: World Vision warns millions of children at risk

Thursday 02, May, 2019

World Vision is ready to provide emergency humanitarian assistance in Bangladesh and India, as Cyclone Fani threatens millions of families.

New International Development Secretary urged to put child protection at the heart of UK Aid

Wednesday 01, May, 2019

New International Development Secretary Rory Stewart must put UK aid back on track and ensure that it meets the needs of the most vulnerable children, says World Vision UK.

Cyclone Kenneth: World Vision on standby as second cyclone bears down on Mozambique

Thursday 25, Apr, 2019

Aid agencies in Mozambique, including World Vision, are on stand-by to respond to a potentially lethal cyclone – the second to hit the country in two months.

Faith leaders and organisations urge Theresa May: 'Aid must help the poorest'

Tuesday 23, Apr, 2019

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Monday 01, Apr, 2019

Actor shares "deeply moving" experiences of trip to war-torn country, as fears of full-blown conflict mount.

Cyclone Idai: Thousands of children alone and desperate in midst of catastrophe 

Saturday 23, Mar, 2019

World Vision UK has reached the city of Beira, Mozambique which has been destroyed by the devastating Cyclone Idai. 


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No ordinary hero: Grandmother Ahlam protects Syrian refugee children 

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Tuesday 09, Jun, 2020

Communities across the world are celebrating healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Meet Ailbhe in the UK and her colleagues abroad. 

Rohingya refugee dads unite to protect children from violence  

Tuesday 02, Jun, 2020

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Facing coronavirus in refugee camps: "You can't run from this"

Tuesday 26, May, 2020

How can you maintain social distancing in a camp of crowded tents? How do you wash your hands regularly when the queue for the water point is long?

Children in coronavirus lockdown spread hope across the world

Tuesday 19, May, 2020

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Tuesday 28, Apr, 2020

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Friday 24, Apr, 2020

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Sunday 12, Apr, 2020

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Thursday 09, Apr, 2020

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